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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 24, 2014


Marquette community celebrates inauguration of President Michael R. Lovell
Marquette swore in President Michael R. Lovell as its 24th president on Friday, Sept. 19, at the Al McGuire Center. Many local and state elected officials were in attendance. In his inaugural address, Lovell announced several new campus initiatives. Additional coverage on President Lovell, his faith and his family appeared in several outlets leading up to and following the inauguration events.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 20, 2014
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Associated Press story appeared on several news sites including, and, Sept. 19, 2014
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-AM (620), Sept. 17-20, 2014

Associated Press story on campus initiatives and expansion appeared on,, and, Sept. 19, 2014
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Wheeler News Service story appeared on five news sites including and, Sept. 20, 2014

Story on President Lovell’s faith and family appeared on, Sept. 17, 2014
Similar stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sep. 18-19, 2014

Marquette freshmen participate in sexual assault awareness training sessions
All Marquette freshmen attended sexual assault awareness training sessions to learn about the policies of sexual misconduct at Marquette and prevention methods. Kathy Coffee-Guenther, associate vice presidents of mission and ministry, and DeAndre Taylor, residence hall director, co-facilitated the training sessions.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Sept. 22, 2014

Marquette Law School poll reveals Walker, Burke remain in dead heat
Marquette Law School Poll released Sept. 17 found the race for governor between Rep. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke is tied among registered voters. They each have 46 percent of the vote, with five percent undecided. Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Law School Poll, called it a statistical dead heat saying there is no front-runner.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 18, 2014 2014

Associated Press story appeared on, and, Sept. 16-21, 2014

Stories aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WMTV-TV (NBC 15), WSAW-TV (CBS 7), WITI-TV (FOX 6) WISC-TV (CBS 3), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WHBL (AM 1330) and MSNBC-TV (national), Sept. 17-23, 2014

Similar stories appeared on,,,,, and dozens of other outlets nationwide, Sept. 17-22, 2014

Matteo Arena, associate professor of finance,
commented on the effectiveness of Oracle’s new co-CEO arrangement. Arena co-authored a study in Financial Review that found firms with co-CEOs had higher market valuations than similar firms with only one CEO. Arena stated that markets usually respond positively to co-CEOS because it’s likely they have complementary skills.

Story appeared on, Sept. 19, 2014

Marquette business curriculum to incorporate more skills development

Marquette is looking at ways in which each business major can incorporate key skills development into the College of Business Administration curriculum. “We need to provide students with a series of transformative experiences and often those are outside of the classroom,” said Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration.

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

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
discussed Wisconsin’s weak job growth following Gov. Scott Walker’s electoral promise to create 250,000 jobs by the end of 2014. Chowdhury included a number of factors that contributed to the state’s lagging numbers.

Story appeared on, Sept. 18, 2014

Associated Press story appeared on, Sept. 19, 2014
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Marquette students contribute to report on reducing carbon emissions
Students from the Diederich College of Communication worked with Seattle Times reporter Hal Bernton to report the challenges of reducing carbon emissions. While working with Marquette students through the Perry and Alicia O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism, Bernton produced “Losing Ground,” a series of videos exploring the environmental challenges facing the energy industry.

Story appeared in the Seattle Times and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 17-22, 2014

Fraternity suspended over hazing allegations
Sigma Phi Delta was found responsible for hazing fraternity members after going through Marquette’s student organization conduct process. The fraternity is on probation until May 16, 2016.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-AM, WISC-TV (ABC 12), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISC-TV (CBS 3), Sept. 23-24, 2014

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning,
discussed his new memoir, No Struggle No Progress: A Warrior’s Life from Black Power to Education Reform. The book chronicles his journey as a longtime education activist since the 1960s and ’70s.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Sept. 18, 2014
Similar story appeared on, Sept. 20, 2014

Marquette to provide student voter IDs

Marquette will provide students with special voter ID cards to use at the polls. These IDs will include an expiration date and a signature line, both which are information not found on the regular campus ID.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 23, 2014

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