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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 15, 2014


The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights Marquette for commitment to Catholic mission, tradition
Marquette University was featured in the Oct. 13 The Chronicle of Higher Education cover story, "Catholic Colleges Greet an Unchurched Generation," which focused on the university's commitment to fulfilling its mission by "reaching into classrooms and offices to engage faculty, staff, and students in shaping and continuing the college's Catholic legacy."

Reporter Beth McMurtrie spent more than two days on campus to highlight the university's many courses and programs dedicated to promoting Marquette's Catholic, Jesuit mission.

Story appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Oct. 13, 2014

President Michael R. Lovell committed to campus entrepreneurship
In his inaugural address, President Michael R. Lovell announced a $5 million dollar fund that will provide support for entrepreneurship and initiatives related to innovation at Marquette University. A recent interview with President Lovell focused on his plan to bring entrepreneurial ideas to light. "There are so many really innovative ideas in all corners of the campus that have been waiting for a little bit of resources in order to go do it," said Lovell.

Story appeared on, Oct. 14, 2014

Marquette University Law School hosts Wisconsin Attorney General debate

Wisconsin Attorney General candidates Susan Happ and Brad Schimel participated in a debate at Marquette University Law School on Sunday, Oct. 12. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, hosted and moderated the first televised debate between the candidates.

Debate aired live on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 12, 2014

Related stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Green Bay Press Gazette, and, Oct. 10-13, 2014

Related stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) WITI-TV (FOX 6), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WMTV-TV (NBC) and Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 12-13, 2014

Harvard economist Glaeser to deliver Marquette's Marburg Memorial Lecture

Dr. Edward Glaeser, Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard University and the world's leading expert on the economics of cities, will deliver Marquette University College of Business Administration's annual Marburg Memorial Lecture on Monday, Nov. 10. Glaeser is a highly regarded authority on the economics of cities and a leading voice on the importance of entrepreneurship, and will discuss why cities are crucial to economic development and why proximity has become ever more valuable.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel , Oct. 14, 2014

Marquette-based fellowship allows professional reporters to pursue public service journalism

Hal Bernton of The Seattle Times and Lillian Thomas of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, along with recent Marquette graduate Erin Caughey, spoke about the Marquette University Diederich College of Communication O'Brien Fellowship for Public Service Journalism program and the stories the fellowship allowed them to explore.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), Oct. 10, 2014

Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration and Bell Chair in Real Estate,
will moderate a panel of local developers working on transformative development projects in southeastern Wisconsin at the 12th annual BizTimes Milwaukee Commercial Real Estate and Development Conference on Friday, Nov. 14.

Story appeared on, Oct. 8, 2014

Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Wojciechowski profiled in several media outlets
As the start of college basketball season draws near, several outlets have profiled Steve Wojciechowski, head men's basketball coach.

"A Marquette Man" appeared on, Oct. 10, 2014

Similar stories appeared on and, Oct. 9, 2014
Similar story aired on WEAU-TV (NBC 13), Oct. 9, 2014

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, commented on the three main reasons Wisconsin is in the national political spotlight: we have candidates who are potential presidential candidates; there has been an increase of out-of-state money into state races; and over the past decade politics has become more nationalized and polarized.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 8, 2014

View of Obamacare measured by Marquette University Law School Poll
A Marquette University Law School Poll showed 50 percent of voters have an unfavorable view of Obamacare. Of Wisconsin voters, 39 percent of Wisconsin voters were in favor of the health care plan with 45 percent saying that it would not affect the way they voted in the upcoming governor's race.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 13, 2014

Marquette University to host Project Homeless Connect

Marquette University will host Project Homeless Connect on Thursday, Oct. 16. Project Homeless Connect offers a variety of social service agencies where homeless people can access free resources and services including haircuts, health and dental exams and access information on housing and employment.

Story appeared on, Oct. 14, 2014

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