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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.

May 20, 2015


Sister Peggy O’Neill delivers keynote address at Marquette Commencement

Marquette University’s 134th Commencement ceremony took place at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Sister Peggy O’Neill, the founder of El Centro Arte Para la Paz in El Salvador, an agency dedicated to helping the country’s poor, delivered the keynote address. She told the audience to "Think about a meaningful life, not just a comfortable one."

Story aired on at least four news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 17-18, 2015

Mural of Assata Shakur removed from wall
Marquette University removed a mural of Assata Shakur that had been located in the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center. The university released the following statement: "Our university’s senior leadership just became aware of a mural that was created and displayed in a remote area of campus. This is extremely disappointing as the mural does not reflect the Guiding Values of Marquette University. It has been removed."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 19, 2015

Story aired on at least 11 news outlets, including: WNYW-TV (FOX 5, New York), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), KRGV-TV (ABC 5, Rio Grande Valley, Texas), WBOC-TV (CBS 16, Salisbury Md.), WSJV-TV (FOX 28, South Bend, Ind.) and WPVI-TV (ABC 6, Philadelphia), May 17-19, 2015

Rev. William Kelly, S.J., stalwart at men’s basketball games, profiled as team chaplain
Over the past three decades, players and coaches have come and gone. Rev. William Kelly, S.J., has been the constant on the bench at Marquette University men’s basketball games.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 17, 2015

Haggerty Museum of Art names new director
Susan Longhenry, director of the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, New Mexico, an art museum affiliated with the University of New Mexico, has been named director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette.

Story appeared in BizTimes, May 18, 2015

Marquette theology professor dies on campus
The Marquette community is mourning Rev. Lucas Chan, S.J., 46, an assistant professor of theology, who collapsed on campus Tuesday and died.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 20, 2015

BP gas station moves into near west side neighborhood
Marquette University, one of the institutions that make up Milwaukee’s Near West Side Partners is investing in the improvement of Milwaukee’s near west side community. A new BP gas station and convenience store recently opened with the hopes to bring in more business on the west side.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 19, 2015

James South, associate dean and associate professor of philosophy, spoke about the philosophy of TVs Mad Men as the show aired its final episode after seven seasons.

Story aired on WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), May, 16, 2015

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, commented on the American middle-class trend of choosing thrift store clothing rather than brand names. "We are finding that it's not only the economically disadvantaged people who go to these stores, but they are also people who are not exactly affluent," Akhter said. "They have the means to be able to buy branded products, but they are choosing not to buy them. … There used to be a stigma of going to a thrift store, that stigma is no longer there."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 14, 2015

Kristin Adler, assistant director of employer and campus relations, spoke about the strong job markets for recent graduates. "Networking. We can’t talk about it enough. Eighty to 90 percent of people who are getting jobs are getting them through networking," she said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 17, 2015

Arts and Sciences alumna will compete in an inner beauty contest in Ireland
Maeve McSweeney, 2015 graduate of the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, will represent the Chicago and Wisconsin region in Ireland this summer for the "Rose of Tralee International Festival." The festival celebrates young women of Irish descent who exemplify inner beauty.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 15, 2015

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