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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.

January 7, 2015


Marquette expands on situation regarding political science professor
Following media reports that an associate professor of political science has been relieved of his teaching duties at Marquette, the university offered additional information to media outlets. While the university did not comment on specifics of the personnel matter under review, a spokesman responded to general questions on the issue. "Under faculty conduct rules, a professor cannot be relieved of teaching duties for voicing an opinion about whether a potentially controversial offensive subject should be allowed by a TA to be discussed in class. In addition, the university spokesman said, "Behaving in an overtly discourteous, abusive or disrespectful manner toward a student" is considered a violation of accepted standards of faculty behavior.

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

Related stories appeared on the websites of Reuters, The Washington Times, Inside Higher Ed and Fox News, Dec. 17-19, 2014

Related stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), and WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), Dec. 17, 2014

Related opinion pieces appeared on the websites of U.S. Catholic, The Washington Post (1), The Washington Post (2), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Washington Examiner, Dec. 17-26, 2014

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell named a Milwaukee-area business executive to watch in 2015

Milwaukee Business Journal has named President Michael R. Lovell a Milwaukee-area business executive to watch in 2015 based on several new campus initiatives he announced in his inaugural address. Many of the initiatives President Lovell announced will come to fruition in 2015.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 2, 2015

James Holstein, professor of social and cultural sciences; Richard Jones, professor of social and cultural sciences; and George Koonce, former NFL linebacker and Marquette Ph.D. alumnus,
joined forces to examine the challenges facing players when they leave the NFL in a newly published book. Is There Life After Football? Surviving the NFL looks inside life both in and after the NFL to paint a vivid portrait of what happens when players are thrust into the real world after devoting their entire lives to the game they love.

Story aired on at least 10 news outlets nationwide, including: WBBM-RADIO (AM 780, Chicago), KDKA-RADIO (AM 1020, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), WTOP-RADIO (FM 103.5, Washington, D.C.), WCBS-RADIO (FM 880, New York), KRLD-RADIO (AM 1080, Dallas), KXNT-RADIO (AM 840, Las Vegas), KNX-RADIO (AM 1070, Los Angeles), and KOMO-RADIO (AM 1000, Seattle), Dec. 31, 2014.

Milwaukee Business Journal names John LaDisa a '40 Under 40' winner

John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering, has been announced as a '40 Under 40' winner by Milwaukee Business Journal. Honorees will be featured in a special section in the Friday, Feb. 20, edition of the publication and at an awards event on Monday, Feb. 23.

Announcement appeared on the website of Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 7, 2014

Dwyane Wade and Hartman Literacy Center featured for "Making Milwaukee Great"

A donation by Marquette University alumnus and Miami HEAT star Dwyane Wade to the university's Ralph C. Hartman Literacy and Learning Center will help improve the region's literacy gap among inner-city children. Wade and the Hartman Center were highlighted on CBS 58's "Making Milwaukee Great" feature along with Bill Henk, dean of the College of Education. The gift provides support to community-based organizations that promote education, health and social skills for children in at-risk situations.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Dec. 24, 2014

Sameena Mulla, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, discussed her research that focuses on forensic exams of sexual assault victims that occur in the emergency room and how the exams can further contribute to their victimization.

Story aired on WYPR-RADIO (FM 88.1, Baltimore), Jan. 2, 2015

Young man with cerebral palsy has unique way of cleaning Marquette basketball courts
Marquette University Department of Recreational Sports has hired Ivan Lopez, a young man with cerebral palsy to clean the basketball courts at the Helfaer Recreation Center. Lopez uses a wheelchair but is able to clean the courts with a mop attached to the back of his wheelchair.

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

Laura Kestner-Ricketts, director of the Career Services Center,
visited the "Morning Blend" to discuss proper etiquette and responses to certain situations, such as how to share the news of a recent engagement.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 6, 2015

Kristin Adler, assistant director of employer and campus relations, provided career and resume advice targeted to college students and recent college graduates. "The more you can show what you've done and excelled inside and outside of the classroom stands out," Adler said.

Podcasts appeared on the website of Local Job Network, Dec. 12-18, 2014

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
will serve as chair of the Department of Labor's 2015 Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans.

Story appeared on the website of Benefits News, Dec. 17, 2014

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