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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 27, 2015


Marquette theologian remembered as a rising pioneer

Rev. Lucas Chan, S.J., was remembered as a young theologian and priest with a global reputation as a rising pioneer in the field of theological ethics. He died suddenly on Marquette’s campus, just months before he was to host a first-of-its-kind conference bringing together ethicists across Asia. He was 46.

Story aired on the website of National Catholic Reporter, May 22, 2015

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, commented on Charter Communications’ purchase of Time Warner Cable. The acquisition could result in faster Internet speeds and more program choices for consumers, he said. "I think it's good for consumers. We are not going to see an immediate change in our cable bill, but maybe a year down the road there will be some changes," Chowdhury said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May, 26, 2015

Similar story appeared on Gannett Wisconsin Media, May 26, 2015

Story aired on the news outlet of WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 26, 2015

Matt Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute, commented on the idea of a presidential commission on college sports. Mitten said a commission would go a long way toward resolving claims that athletes are being exploited because it would provide a formal process for all stakeholders to propose new measures.

Story appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 20, 2015

Marquette faculty express concerns over action on mural
More than 60 Marquette faculty and staff criticized the university for removing a mural that depicted a fugitive living in Cuba who is on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorists list for the murder of a police officer in the 1970s. "We cannot in good conscience, as a Catholic, Jesuit institution, allow for a convicted murderer and fugitive to be held up as a model for our students," the university responded. "There is a significant difference in having an intellectual discussion of a controversial issue and showcasing that issue on a wall with no context or opportunity to present different views. This was a display, not an intellectual conversation."

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 27, 2015

Marquette University officials working on sexual harassment complaint
Marquette is working with the federal Office for Civil Rights regarding concerns raised by a former female student who reported she was harassed by a former male student. The university said it contacted the Milwaukee Police Department upon receiving the complaint from the former female student, which is standard protocol. OCR has reviewed more than 300 education institutions for Title IX harassment allegations across the country over the past two years. "Our guiding principle is to always do everything we possibly can to keep our students safe," Marquette said in a statement.

Story appeared on the website of WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 20, 2015

Law School Lubar Fellow and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter dies
Marquette University Law School Lubar Fellow and Marquette alumnus Don Walker passed away on May 22. Walker was a retired reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who continued reporting under the fellowship.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 22, 2015

Story aired on at least two news outlets, including: WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 22, 2015

Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art announced its summer exhibitions
The Haggerty Museum of Art announced three exhibitions featuring the permanent collection, "Construction Fence," by Keith Haring and others inspired by its concept.

Story appeared on, May 21, 2015

Letter from J.R.R. Tolkien to Marquette University presented on hit TV show
A letter from J.R.R. Tolkien, author of, "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings," to William Ready, former director of libraries at Marquette University, was presented on "Antiques Roadshow," a PBS television program.

Story aired on at least nine news outlets, including: Public Broadcasting Service, KAET-TV (PBS 8, Phoenix), KCWC-TV (PBS 8, Cheyenne, Wyo.), OETA-TV (PBS 11, Oklahoma City), WCML-TV (PBS 6, Alpena, Mich.), WPBS-TV (PBS 41, Watertown, N.Y.), WNJN-TV (PBS 8, Newark, N.J.), WOUC-TV (PBS 44, Zanesville, Ohio) and WTTW-TV (PBS, 11, Chicago), May 25, 2015

Robert Griffin, professor of journalism and media studies, was mailed a discovered artifact from his father’s time in World War II. A 12-foot Nazi banner with 84 American soldier signatures was uncovered by a woman, who then contacted the families of those 84 soldiers. Griffin interpreted American soldiers sending home a Nazi banner as the best way of showing that they were conquering hatred. "The wider picture here is that these are men and women who are everyday people," Griffin said. "They're the kind of people you might be in line with checking out at the grocery store or walking down the street. Everyday folks. When they go into battle, we ask them to do extraordinary things for us under hellish circumstance, and they do it."

Story appeared on the website of Wauwatosa Now, May, 18, 2015

MaryJo Wiemiller assistant clinical professor and chair of the department of physician assistant studies, commented on SurgiReal body wall models, which are lifelike surgical models. "SurgiReal provides an easy tool to practice on with a very realistic tension of human tissue," Wiemiller said.

Story appeared on the website of Colorado State University, May 21, 2015

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