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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.

February 4, 2015


President Lovell makes several major announcements in first Presidential Address; university will collaborate with Milwaukee Bucks on new athletic performance research facility
President Michael R. Lovell in his first Presidential Address made several major announcements stemming from initiatives outlined in his inaugural address last September. Chief among them are a collaboration with the Milwaukee Bucks to construct a new a multi-purpose, co-curricular facility that supports elite-level intercollegiate and professional athletics, academic research, and campus health and wellness initiatives; significant developments around Marquette's focus on innovation and entrepreneurship; and progress on commissioning the Department of Public Safety as a police force.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 30, 2015

Associated Press story appeared on the websites of at least nine news outlets, including: Minneapolis Star Tribune, News Observer, Madison, Beloit Daily News, EIN News Desk, WSAW, Post Crescent, Channel 3000 and The State, Jan. 29-31, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the websites of at least six news sites, including: WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Milwaukee Business Journal, Lacrosse Magazine, BizTimes, Urban Milwaukee and Wis Business, Jan. 29-Feb. 3, 2015

Story aired on at least eight news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WMTV-TV (NBC 15, Madison), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay) and WNFL-RADIO (1440 AM, Green Bay), Jan. 29-30, 2015

Story on Marquette's occupancy of the sixth floor of the Global Water Center appeared on the website of BizTimes, Jan. 28, 2015

Story on commissioning the Department of Public Safety as a police force aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan 29, 2015

Marquette receives $5 million gift to develop mental health research center

Marquette University received a $5 million gift from Dr. Michael and Mrs. Billie Kubly that will be used to establish the Charles E. Kubly Mental Health Research Center in the College of Health Sciences. The gift will also provide for an endowed senior professorship, funding for additional faculty and funding for cutting-edge cellular and molecular research methodologies.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 30, 2015

Similar story appeared on the websites of at least three news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and Urban Milwaukee, Jan. 29, 2015

Marquette kicks off Mission Week 2015 with volunteer event

Marquette University students, faculty and staff packaged 25,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, an organization that delivers meals to Catholic Relief Services sites in Burkina Faso, Africa. The event was held Sunday, Feb. 1, to kick-off Marquette's Mission Week 2015.

Pictures from the event appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 2, 2015

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 1, 2015

Marquette mourns death of Bill Starr, associate professor of philosophy
Marquette University mourns the death of Bill Starr, associate professor of philosophy, who died Sunday, Feb. 1, of natural causes. Starr has served at the university since 1980.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 3-4, 2015

Similar story aired on WMTV-TV (NBC 15, Madison), Feb. 4, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School Poll,
previewed Gov. Scott Walker's state budget address. Franklin commented on Walker's plans to fund a new Milwaukee Bucks arena but cut funding for the University of Wisconsin education system. Franklin predicted that health care bills will increase substantially in the next two years.

Story appeared on the website of Wisconsin Radio Network, Feb. 3, 2015

Story aired on at least two news outlets, including: WHBL-RADIO (1330 AM, Sheboygan) and WTAQ-RADIO (1360 AM, Green Bay), Feb. 3, 2015

Similar story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison) and WMSN-TV (FOX 47, Madison), Feb. 1-3, 2015

Janine Geske, retired distinguished professor of law, commented on some lawmakers' intention to amend the constitution, which will allow members of Wisconsin's highest court to elect the chief justice. "This is just a move to get this current chief justice out of this position," said Geske.

Story appeared on the website of Wisconsin State Journal, Feb. 1, 2015

Clifford Hartmann, adjunct professor, dental developmental sciences, explained the importance of having infants' teeth examined as early as age one. Hartmann said he takes three children a week to the operating room by the age of three due to a painful childhood form of tooth decay.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 3, 2015

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
appeared on Milwaukee Public Television's "Fourth Street Forum," to discuss the topic of living as a low-wage worker. "We do need to put public opinion pressure on the legislature and the various representatives so they understand the importance of providing minimum wage," said Chowdhury.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Television, Jan. 30, 2015

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, discussed the vaccine debate saying, "Reagan-era individualism may not be suited to address public health crises and economic inequality."

Story appeared on the website of The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 3, 2015

Two Marquette sororities announce plans to build new chapter houses
Two Marquette University sororities, Alpha Phi and Sigma Kappa, plan to build two four-story buildings on a vacant lot in the 1500 block of West Kilbourn Ave. The Sigma Kappa building will house 24 residents and the Alpha Phi building will provide housing for 22 residents.

Story appeared on the website of Biz Times, Feb. 3, 2015

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