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Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.

August 27, 2014


Remembering James Foley
News stories from around the world have highlighted the life and faith of alumnus and slain journalist James Foley, celebrating his career and his deep connection to Marquette University.

A broad collection of media coverage about James Foley is available online.

President Michael R. Lovell gathers higher education leaders for academic summit on innovation

President Michael R. Lovell gathered presidents and senior academic leaders from across the region to discuss student collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship. The leaders, representing 20 higher education, discussed a proposed initiative known as The Commons, which aims to bring together students from across the region and support them in developing entrepreneurial talents, pursuing ideas for start-up companies and working on projects that help existing companies innovate.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 21, 2014
Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Milwaukee Business Journal, and on,, and, Aug. 22, 2014

2,000 freshmen move into residence halls on Marquette University campus

On Aug. 20, 2,000 freshmen moved into residence halls on the Marquette University campus. Freshmen participated in New Student Orientation, including organized activities on campus and throughout Milwaukee. President Michael R. Lovell was also on-hand, helping students get acclimated at McCormick Hall.

Story appeared on, Aug. 20, 2014
Photo gallery appeared on, Aug. 20, 2014
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 20, 2014

Safety part of move-in day for Marquette University freshmen
Thousands of Marquette University freshmen moved onto campus Aug. 20. Students and their parents were given information on how to stay safe on a campus in the middle of a major city. "Our students are coming from all 50 states and from multiple different countries, so it can be a different environment than they've been in in the past. The key message is that they are partners in keeping our campus safe," said Andy Brodzeller, associate director of university communication.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 20, 2014

Two Marquette students robbed over weekend

The university issued campus-wide text messages and emailed safety alerts following two incidents in which Marquette students were robbed. The university has reiterated that students should take advantage of the many safety resources available to them, and the Department of Public Safety and Milwaukee Police Department will continue frequent aggressive patrols of campus and nearby neighborhoods. MPD is currently investigating both robberies.

Story appeared on, Aug. 25, 2014
Similar stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV -(CBS 58), and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 24, 2014

Congressman, civil rights leader gets honorary degree from Marquette
U.S. Rep. John Lewis was in Milwaukee on Aug. 20 to receive an honorary degree from Marquette University. Lewis addressed students at the university's New Student Convocation. All incoming students were required to read Lewis' book about the civil rights movement, March, for the First Year Reading Program.

Interview aired on "Lake Effect," WUWM-FM (89.7), Aug. 21, 2014
Story appeared on, Aug. 21, 2014

Marquette steps into new academic year "greener"

Reusable food containers and personal BPA-free water bottles were given to Marquette students as part of a new campus initiative to reduce waste.
Kyle Whelton, senior and president of Marquette University Student Government, helped spearhead the initiative. "We're improving the quality of life for the entire environment in which we live, but also the future and progress of an institution that we love so much," Whelton said.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Aug. 25, 2014

Marquette faculty to participate in entrepreneurial contest for young girls

Fashion Angels Enterprises, a Milwaukee-based company, is putting on a Future She-E-O Contest for young girls who have started businesses. Marquette University will host the presentations of five finalists who will be flown to Milwaukee in late April. The finalists will give their presentations to a panel of female business executives and Marquette faculty. A grand prize winner will be awarded $10,000 for her college education.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 21, 2014

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics,
co-wrote new research that indicates tax benefits for housing, mortgage interest deduction and the property tax deduction are not as distorted as previous research and some prominent critics suggest.

Story appeared on,, and, Aug. 20-21, 2014

Christopher Murray, coordinator of student affairs and visiting instructor for the Les Aspin Center for Government,
stated that most Wisconsin voters have solidified opinions of Gov. Walker. Murray said the mistakenly published documents shedding light on a halted John Doe probe into Walker's 2012 recall campaign won't change most voters' stances heading into the November race against challenger Mary Burke.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Aug. 26, 2014

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