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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 21, 2015


Marquette announces 2015-16 tuition rate
Marquette University Board of Trustees has approved an undergraduate tuition increase of $1,240 for 2015–16 – the lowest increase in both dollar amount and percentage over the past four years. "We have gone to great lengths to ensure that tuition will remain as low as possible, and that by taking cost-reduction initiatives, Marquette will continue to provide a world-class, transformative education for years to come," said President Michael R. Lovell.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 20, 2015
Story aired on WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), Jan. 20, 2015

Marquette promotes use of smartphone safety app

Marquette hosted BlueLight Inc. on campus last week. BlueLight is a start-up company that has developed an app tailored to campus safety that can directly connect users to a Department of Public Safety dispatcher with the push of a button. The app is now available to iOS and Android users.

Story appeared on the website of USA Today, Jan. 21, 2015
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 16, 2015

Rana Altenburg, vice president of public affairs,
commented on the formation of Near West Side Partners, Inc., an organization with a mission to revitalize and sustain the Near West Side as a thriving business and residential corridor. "By collaborating across our organizations, we are confident we can make a positive impact on the Near West Side neighborhood and create an even more vibrant place in which to work, live and play," Altenburg said.

Story appeared on the websites of at least six news outlets, including: Urban Milwaukee, On Milwaukee, BizTimes, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, and Wisconsin State Assembly, Jan. 14, 2015

Matteo Arena, associate professor of finance,
discussed the idea of outsourcing companies' boards of directors. The idea would require a significant change in law to work for public companies, he said.

National Public Radio interview was syndicated nationally on news outlets, including: KCRW-RADIO (89.9-FM, Los Angeles), KNPR-RADIO (88.9-FM, Las Vegas), WBEZ-RADION (91.5-FM, Chicago), WUWM-RADIO (87.9-FM, Milwaukee), WBUR-RADIO (90.9-FM, Boston) and WAMU-RADIO (88.5-FM, Washington), Jan. 15, 2015

Jody Jessup-Anger, assistant professor of educational policy and leadership,
commented on how the University of Virginia handles sexual violence on campus. Jessup-Anger said rather than addressing misogyny and sexism on campus, UVA's new addendum puts the burden of responsibility on others instead of the perpetrator.

Story appeared on the website of Bloomberg Businessweek, Jan. 21, 2015

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett discusses streetcar plan at Marquette
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, hosted Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha" to discuss the mayor's streetcar plan. Barrett is in favor of the streetcar and argued that it appeals to the growing population of young, educated people moving into large cities.

Story appeared on the website of On Milwaukee, Jan. 20, 2015
Similar stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 20, 2015

President Lovell to speak at 2015 Archbishop's Catholic Schools Dinner
Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Archbishop's Catholic Schools Dinner on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Marquette's Alumni Memorial Union. The theme for this year's Catholic School's week is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service."

Story appeared on the website of Badger Catholic, Jan. 18, 2015

Chris Murray, coordinator of student affairs for the Les Aspin Center for Government,
discussed the repercussions of the Supreme Court decision in the 2010 Citizens United v. the Federal Election Commission. Murray believes some constituents may be losing out in the wake of Citizens United. "The time that they spend raising money is time that they can't spend doing other things, whether that be meeting with voters or if it's a member of Congress, working on legislation or spending time in their district," Murray said.

Story aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), Jan. 21, 2015

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, commented on the recent drop in oil prices. "In 2015, I would say oil prices will stay in this $50-60 dollar, or even less, range," said Chowdury.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 14, 2015

Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art to reveal new exhibits for spring semester
Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art will unveil three new exhibitions on Thursday, Jan. 22, all of which explore the interrelation between bodies, borders and identities.

Story appeared on the website of Express Milwaukee, Jan. 20, 2015

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