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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.

October 1, 2014


Marquette elects five new members to Board of Trustees
Marquette has elected five new members to its Board of Trustees: Robert Eck, president and chief executive officer of Anixter International, Inc.; Jon Hammes, founder and managing partner of Hammes Company; Nancy Hernandez, president and founder of ABRAZO Multicultural Marketing and Communication; Rev. Patrick McGrath, S.J., president of Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois; and Rev. Kevin O'Brien, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry at Georgetown University.

Story appeared on, Sept. 25, 2014
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President Michael R. Lovell supports Milwaukee becoming a federal center for water research
President Michael R. Lovell is among area leaders advocating for a CDC-style federal center for water research to be housed in Milwaukee. President Lovell and Mayor Tom Barrett visited Washington D.C. in July to pitch the idea. "There's nowhere else that comes to mind besides Milwaukee that's organized as well as we are," he said.

Story appeared on, Sept. 30, 2014
Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct.1, 2014

For Marquette University's first lay president, faith comes first

A recent profile in the Milwaukee Catholic Herald on President Michael R. Lovell was published by the National Catholic Reporter and Catholic News Service. The piece focused on President Lovell's Catholic faith. "I've had more speeches in my time at Marquette about my faith, religion than I've had in my entire career. That is something I've always longed to do," President Lovell said.

Story appeared on and, Sept. 24-25, 2014

Marquette testing out customized safety app

Marquette is looking to increase safety on campus with a customized cell phone app for students. "We've been having focus groups with students because we want to meet them where they are," said Paul Mascari, chief of the Department of Public Safety. "People are comfortable using apps." Tim Cigelske, director of social media, said he is trying to find the right safety app for the entire campus: one that would use GPS tracking, allowing students to tell friends and family when they're on the move and to quickly get in touch with police.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 25-26, 2014

Marquette pays $5.25 million for future expansion site

Marquette will pay $5.25 million to a local commercial real estate investment group for a 2.8-acre site on downtown Milwaukee's western edge. In his inaugural address, President Michael R. Lovell announced that the university was buying about seven acres of land southwest of campus and will be creating plans for its future use.

Story appeared on, Oct. 1, 2014
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Marquette Law School hosted Green Bay Packers CEO

Green Bay Packers CEO Mark Murphy went "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Marquette University Law School. Murphy discussed the influence of recent domestic violence incidents on the credibility of the National Football League.

Story appeared on, Oct. 1, 2014

Paul Gasser, associate professor of biomedical sciences, received a one-year, $50,000 grant to study treatment for PTSD, and a four-year, $1.8 million dollar grant to study the genetic and physical causes of chronic pelvic pain. Linda Vaughn, professor of biomedical sciences, will collaborate.

Story appeared on, Sept. 24, 2014

Matthew Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute and professor of law, commented on how federal legislation usually benefits, rather than restricts, sports leagues like the NFL. "It's really an opportunity, [particularly in] an election year, for get up and say look, this is not a good thing. And we're demanding that action be taken. Or, here's the legislation I'm going to introduce, here's what I'm going to try and do," Mitten said.

Story appeared on, Sept. 30, 2014
Story aired on WKOW-TV (ABC 27), Sept. 30, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
wrote an opinion piece on the impact of the current European crisis on the United States' economy. According to Chowdhury, U.S. companies with large European businesses will see a hit to their earnings, while European companies with large U.S. businesses will benefit.

Op-ed appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 30, 2014

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy,
wrote a column about Howard Fuller's impact on the success of education in Milwaukee. Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, has became a national leader in advocacy for private school vouchers and charter schools.

Column appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 28, 2014

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