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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 11, 2015


President Lovell addresses Marquette community on personnel issue
In a Feb. 4 letter to the Marquette community, President Michael R. Lovell addressed the ongoing personnel issue involving John McAdams, associate professor of political science. "The decisions here have everything to do with our Guiding Values and expectations of conduct toward each other and nothing to do with academic freedom, freedom of speech, or same-sex marriage. Debate and intense discussion are at the heart of who we are as a university, but they must be balanced with respect," said President Lovell.

President Lovell's letter was published on the Marquette University Facebook page, Feb. 4, 2015

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 5, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the websites of at least 13 news outlets, including: U.S. Catholic, Inside Higher Ed, Slate, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlantic, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg View and Wisconsin Reporter, Feb. 2-10, 2015

Story aired on at least seven news outlets, including: WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WMYX-FM (99.1, Milwaukee), WHKT-AM (1650, Norfolk, Virginia) and KUIK-AM (1360, Portland, Oregon), Feb. 4-9, 2015

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
spoke in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on the "joint employer" standard and business ownership.

Stories appeared on the websites of The Washington Post, Politico Pro, U.S. Senate and C-SPAN, Feb. 5, 2014

Marquette University Law School Volunteer Legal Clinic continues success

Marquette University Law School's Volunteer Legal Clinic offers legal counsel to community members who otherwise would not be able to afford valuable legal advice from licensed attorneys. Counseling takes place in the United Community Center on Milwaukee's south side.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 6, 2015
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 8, 2015

Marquette Mission Week event pays tribute to alumnus James Foley
An event during Marquette Mission Week 2015 paid tribute to alumnus and freelance journalist James Foley, who was murdered by ISIS last year. A portrait of Foley was painted during the week and will be displayed on the campus once finished. "James cared a lot for telling the stories of people who couldn't on their own behalf, so we felt this was an appropriate way to incorporate his story into our Mission Week this year," said Andy Brodzeller, associate director of university communication.

Story appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 4, 2015

Story aired on at least 16 news outlets, including: WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WAOW-TV (ABC 9, Wausau), WQOW-TV (ABC 18, La Crosse), WCTI-TV (ABC 12, Greenville, North Carolina), WJXT-TV (Channel 4, Jacksonville, Florida), WDBD-TV (FOX 40, Jackson, Mississippi), WSJV-TV (FOX 28, South Bend, Indiana), KOKI-TV (FOX 23, Tulsa, Oklahoma) and WHDH-TV (NBC 7, Boston), Feb. 4-6, 2015

Marquette Mission Week keynote speaker discusses work with CRS

Dr. Carolyn Woo, president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, keynoted Marquette's annual Mission Week, Feb. 1-6. Woo spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich on CRS' relief efforts in various countries and challenges in the fight against Ebola.

Interview aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Feb. 5, 2015

Daniel Blinka, professor of law, and Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, commented on the decision to end the John Doe Probe in Gov. Scott Walker's campaign. The John Doe Probe includes separate but related criminal investigations initiated by Milwaukee County prosecutors examining events during Walker's time as Milwaukee County executive and as governor, specifically illegal coordination with Walker's campaign and conservative groups.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on the website of Twin Cities Pioneer Press , Feb. 8-9, 2015

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, hosted U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan for "On the Issues with Mike Gousha," to discuss U.S. taxes, trade policies and poverty issues.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 9, 2015
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 9, 2015

Marquette Men's Lacrosse teaching sport to wounded veterans
Joe Amplo, head coach for the Marquette University men's lacrosse team, and his players are teaching the sport of lacrosse to a team of wounded veterans who use wheelchairs. Marquette is providing the team financial assistance, along with invaluable coaching assistance.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 11, 2015

Marquette student overcomes adversity to pursue Olympic boxing dreams
Luis Feliciano, a junior in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is training for the Olympics all while taking a full class load. The boxer is also bouncing back from a serious shoulder injury. "It would be a dream come true...hearing the national anthem play when they put a gold medal around your neck," said Feliciano.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 6, 2014

Marquette partners with New Berlin School District to host computer science workshop
Marquette University has partnered with the New Berlin School District to host a computer science workshop intended to encourage students, especially young girls, to pursue careers in high demand technology fields. The workshop is offered to kindergarten through fifth grade students.

Story appeared on the website of New Berlin Now, Feb. 9, 2015

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