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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 18, 2015


Marquette names Daniel Myers as university's next provost
President Michael R. Lovell announced that Dr. Daniel J. Myers, vice president and associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Notre Dame, has been named Marquette University's next provost. A sociology professor and member of Notre Dame's faculty since 1998, Myers will take office on July 1. Myers' appointment marks President Lovell's fourth key leadership hire since he was named president in spring 2014.

Story appeared on the websites of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, BizTimes, Milwaukee Business Journal, Urban Milwaukee, South Bend Tribune and Notre Dame News, Feb. 16-17, 2015

Story aired on at least two news outlets, including: WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WBND-TV (ABC 57, South Bend, Indiana), Feb. 16, 2015

Marquette names Jeanne Hossenlopp vice president for research and innovation
Dr. Jeanne Hossenlopp, former vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school, has been named Marquette's vice president for research and innovation. Hossenlopp will build out the university's research infrastructure as Marquette looks to double research funding in the next five years.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2015
Accompanying video appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 13, 2015

Marquette students contribute to investigative report on dangerous chemical

Students from the Diederich College of Communication worked with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and O'Brien Fellow Raquel Rutledge to report on the hazards of diacetyl and other chemicals used in the flavoring industry. Diacetyl is a yellow liquid used to flavor candy, chips, coffee and e-cigarettes, and has been linked to hundreds of injuries and at least five deaths in the past 15 years.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 15, 2015
Similar story appeared on the website of Urban Milwaukee, Feb. 16, 2015

Marquette student hospitalized with bacterial meningitis
A Marquette student living in a campus residence hall was hospitalized after being diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. On Feb. 13, Dr. Carolyn Smith, Marquette University medical director, issued a letter to the campus community stating the student was stable and recovering, and that the student's roommate was notified and received preventive treatment.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 14, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the websites of at least seven news outlets, including: The Chicago Tribune, THonline, WTAQ-RADIO (1360 AM, Green Bay), WEAU-TV (NBC 13, Eau Claire), WSAW-TV (CBS 7, Wausau), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), WSAU-RADIO (550 AM, Wausau), StarTribune and Outbreak News Today, Feb. 13-16

Story aired on at least six news outlets including: WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ- TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), Feb. 13-16

Media coverage on personnel issue
Media coverage has continued regarding the ongoing personnel issue involving John McAdams, associate professor of political science. In a letter to the Marquette community on February 4, President Michael R. Lovell shared that the university's review process was complete. "Professor McAdams has been advised of the action that the university intends to take as a result. Until all procedures required under university rules and policies are complete, we will not publicly disclose further details," said President Lovell.

Stories appeared on the websites of at least six news outlets, including: New Republic, Academe Blog, Oregon Live, The Week and Soda Head, Feb. 12-16, 2015

Similar stories aired on the news outlets of WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM) and WPIT-RADIO (730 AM, Pittsburgh), Feb. 16, 2015

Media report on Gov. Scott Walker's time at Marquette

As interest in Gov. Scott Walker's potential presidential candidacy continues to grow, members of the media have been reporting on his undergraduate years at Marquette.

Similar stories appeared on the websites of at least 17 news outlets, including: The Capital Times, MSNBC, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed, The Washington Free Beacon, BG Daily News, The Fiscal Times, National Review, The Northwestern, Wausau Daily Herald, Indy Star and Vox, Feb. 11-17 2015

Story aired on at least 25 news outlets, including: MSNBC-TV (National), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), KPNE-TV (PBS 9, North Platte, Nebraska), WCBS-TV (CBS 2, New York), WUFT-TV (PBS, Gainesville, Florida), WSWP-TV (PBS, Bluefield, West Virginia), OETA-TV (PBS, Oklahoma City), WHYY (PBS, Philadelphia), KTSA-RADIO (550 AM, San Antonio) and KGO-RADIO (810 AM, San Francisco), Feb. 12-17, 2015

Haggerty Museum exhibit displays hope amidst reconstruction in Central Asia
Award-winning Ukrainian photographer Mila Teshaieva has documented the post-Soviet Central Asian countries of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Teshaieva's images captured the process of physical construction of the nations' new identities. The exhibition, Promising Waters, is on display at the Haggerty Museum of Art until the end of May.

Story aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), Feb. 17, 2015
Similar story appeared on Urban Milwaukee Dial, Feb. 17, 2015

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote a column about Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget and voucher plan for the Milwaukee Public Schools system.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 15, 2015
Similar story appeared on the website of Economist, Feb. 13, 2015

Marquette held vigil to honor Chapel Hill shooting victims
About 150 members of the Marquette community gathered at a vigil organized by Marquette's Muslim Student Association to honor the three students killed in the recent Chapel Hill shooting.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 13, 2015
Similar stories appeared on at least three news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), Feb. 13, 2015

Kelly Meyerhofer, Comm '16, who is studying journalism and political science, was awarded a journalism study tour to Japan from Scripps Howard Foundation. Meyerhofer was among nine collegiate journalists nationwide who won the annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition, which qualified her for the trip.

Story appeared on the website of Urban Milwaukee, Feb. 13, 2015

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