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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.

September 10, 2014


Marquette University names new athletic director
President Michael R. Lovell announced that Bill Scholl, current director of intercollegiate athletics at Ball State University, will serve as Marquette's new vice president and director of athletics. Prior to Ball State, Scholl served 23 years as deputy athletic director at Notre Dame. "I look forward not only to helping maintain Marquette's standard but working with our programs as we strive to reach new heights," Scholl said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 10, 2014
Similar story appeared on,,,,, and, Sept. 9-10, 2014

Associated Press story appeared on, and, Sept. 9-10, 2014
Photo gallery appeared on, Sept. 9, 2014
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 9-10, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
commented on the European Central Bank's decision to promote lending by lowering its key interest rates from negative 0.1 percent to negative 0.2 percent. "The major concern that people have is they don't want deflation, because that would create a vicious cycle," Chowdhury said.

National Public Radio story aired on dozens of NPR affiliates nationwide, Sept. 4-5, 2014

Marquette ranked on annual list of best U.S. colleges

U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of the best National Universities and Marquette was ranked number 76.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 10, 2014
Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 9, 2014
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 10, 2014

Marquette to inaugurate 24th president
Marquette will officially welcome President Michael R. Lovell with a number of events that lead up to an Inaugural Mass on Sept. 18 and the Inauguration Ceremony on Sept. 19. President Lovell was a featured guest on "On the Issues with Mike Gousha" Sept. 9 at Marquette Law School. President Lovell shared his initial impressions of Marquette, laid out his vision for the future of the university and took questions from members of the community.

Inauguration story appeared on, Sept. 5, 2014
"On the Issues" story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 9, 2014

Marquette dining halls promote sustainability with reusable takeout containers
Marquette dining halls debuted their new re-usable takeout containers called OZZIs. Freshmen and sophomores were given 4,000 free OZZIs, which will replace tens of thousands of disposable takeout containers that end up in landfills.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 8, 2014
Story aired on WTMJ-AM (AM 620), WTAQ-AM (AM 1360) and WHBL-AM (AM 1330), Sept. 8, 2014

College of Communication O'Brien Fellows publish series on environmental issues and health care changes
Students in the Diederich College of Communication worked with reporters Hal Bernton and Lillian Thomas, both former O'Brien Fellows in the college, on separate series of articles that focus on the environmental challenges facing the energy industry and the American health care system, respectively.

Bernton's story on solar-power appeared in the Seattle Times, Sept. 7, 2014
Bernton's story on wind-power appeared in the Seattle Times and on, and, Sept. 7-8, 2014

Thomas' stories on health care appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Part 1 and Part 2 on Sept. 7, 2014 and Sept. 8, 2014

Ralph Anzivino, professor of law,
commented on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's bankruptcy case. "I think all the people involved in the case have realized attorneys' fees are a problem and we don't want it to continue to run," Anzivino said.

Associated Press story appeared on at least 30 news sites including,,, and, Sept. 6-7, 2014

Support continues for James Foley Memorial Fund

Esquire Magazine has made a goal to raise $200,000, enough to offer a full four-year scholarship to one student in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette. The magazine is featuring "The Falling Man," Tom Junod's 2003 article about the photograph of a man falling from the World Trade Center. An optional paywall suggests readers pay $2.99 to read the article and proceeds will be donated to the James Foley Scholarship Fund at Marquette.

The Marquette Club of Washington D.C. hosted prayer vigil for James Foley on Capitol Hill. Several Marquette graduates were in attendance and spoke about his legacy.

Story appeared on, Sept. 8, 2014
Similar stories appeared on and, Sept. 4-9, 2014

Prayer vigil story appeared on, Sept. 9, 2014
Story aired on KFBK-AM (Radio), Sept. 8, 2014

Jeanne Simmons, associate dean of the Graduate School of Management,
said Marquette is redesigning its MBA curriculum to include an external focus on what students want and what the market wants. The new curriculum will focus on practical soft skills including leadership, networking, critical thinking, ethics and communication.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 5, 2014

Marquette prepares students for future in water technology companies

Marquette trains students to be high-tech workers by offering courses that explore the scientific, legal, social, economic and ecological facets of water. Milwaukee has become a global water technology center and is home to over 150 water technology companies.

Story appeared on and, Sept. 9, 2014

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