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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.

March 11, 2015


Marquette will focus on landlord-tenant agreement in Bucks' new arena
Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell said at a March 6 Milwaukee Business Journal Power Breakfast that the university will focus on a landlord-tenant agreement in the Milwaukee Bucks' new arena. In Marquette's ongoing conversations with Bucks owners, they indicated to the university that they would like Marquette to be their top tenant. As their top tenant, Marquette will have many opportunities to build off of its strategic partnership with the team, President Lovell said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 7, 2015

Story aired on at least four news outlets, including: WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 6, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the websites of at least three news outlets, including: Milwaukee Business Journal, One News Page, WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay), Urban Milwaukee and On Milwaukee, March 6-7, 2015

President Lovell spoke at Milwaukee Business Journal Power Breakfast
Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell spoke at the March 6 Milwaukee Business Journal Power Breakfast. President Lovell highlighted Marquette's role in several initiatives, including the Near West Side Partners, a prospective arena in Milwaukee and the university's new Strategic Innovation Fund.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 6, 2015
Photo gallery from the breakfast appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 6, 2015

David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program,
explained on a National Public Radio interview that with prices of commodities such as copper and iron sinking, the mining equipment used to produce those materials is taking a hit.

National Public Radio interview was syndicated nationally on at least 20 news outlets, including: KPCC-RADIO (89.3-FM, Los Angeles), KUOW-RADIO (94.9-FM, Seattle), KNOW-RADIO (91.1-FM, Minneapolis), WUNC-RADIO (91.5-FM, Raleigh, North Carolina), WAMU-RADIO (88.5-FM, Washington, D.C.), WBFO-RADIO (88.7-FM, Buffalo, New York) and WBEZ-RADIO (91.5-FM, Chicago), March 9, 2015

Marquette faculty discuss passing of right-to-work legislation

On March 9, Gov. Scott Walker signed the right-to-work legislation, which will ban private-sector labor contracts from requiring workers to pay union fees.

Associated Press wire story with Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, appeared on the website of New York Times, PR Watch, Common Dreams, Biz Times, and WBay, March 4-5, 2015

Milwaukee Public Radio story with comments from Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7-FM) and appeared on the website of KBET-RADIO (790-AM, Las Vegas), March 9, 2015

Story with comments from Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette University Law School Poll, aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 5, 2015

Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science, examined the physiological and psychological reasons why women pace themselves more evenly than male competitors do during marathons.

Reuters wire story appeared on the websites of Yahoo, Business Insider, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Globe and Mail, March 9-11, 2015

Marquette announces 134th Commencement speaker
Sister Margaret "Peggy" O'Neill, S.C., Marquette alumna, will be the keynote speaker at Marquette's 134th Commencement ceremony. O'Neill is the founder of El Centro Arte Para la Paz, an agency in El Salvador dedicated to helping the country's poor and marginalized. "Sister O'Neill is a superb role model for our graduates, someone we would be proud to present as an illustration of the principles of intellectual and moral excellence that Marquette proclaims," President Michael R. Lovell said.

Similar stories appeared on the websites of Fox 6 Now, Yahoo and The Hollywood Reporter, March 4-7, 2015

Herbert Lowe, professional in residence and director of journalism for social change, discussed the tactic of police departments publishing news themselves to avoid media bias. "Putting more information online is a positive thing, as is the desire to feature profiles of officers that show the good work they do in the community," Lowe said.

Story appeared on the website of at least two news outlets, including: Yahoo and Christian Science Monitor, March 10, 2015

Marquette hosts Charles Kimball as Faber Center Spring Speaker
Dr. Charles Kimball, author, presidential professor and director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma, was the Faber Center Spring Speaker at Marquette on March 2. Kimball's presentation, "When Violence is Done in the Name of Religion: How Do We Respond?" drew insight from his two books, "When Religion Becomes Evil: Five Warning Signs" and "When Religion Becomes Lethal: The Explosive Mix of Politics and Religion in Judaism, Christianity and Islam."

Interview aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7-FM), March 9, 2015

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