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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.

June 24, 2015


Creative partnership ensures commitment to deep reporting

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editor George Stanley wrote about The Perry and Alicia O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism, a collaboration with Marquette’s Diederich College of Communication. The fellowship has been praised for its commitment to in-depth reporting on important topics.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 21, 2015

Marquette head basketball coach Wojciechowski urges fans to voice arena support
Marquette Men’s Head Basketball Coach Steve Wojciechowski asked fans to contact state lawmakers and urge them to support a $250 million public-funding plan for a proposed downtown Milwaukee arena. Vice President and Athletic Director Bill Scholl and Wojciechowski both signed a letter sent to nearly 6,000 supporters of Marquette men’s basketball.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 18, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of Biz Times, June 19, 2015

Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology, commented on the Pope’s challenge to respond to man-made climate change. "It took Pope Francis to make this a mainstream issue and provide the religious rationale for addressing it," Schaefer said.

Story appeared on the website of the NBC News, June 18, 2015

Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 19, 2015

Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 18, 2015

Creighton is getting the go-to Jesuit in Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J.
Creighton University is getting a smart, curious, open and enthusiastic leader when Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., Marquette’s associate provost of academic initiatives, begins his presidency at Creighton University July 1. "He is a very wise guy, and he will rely heavily on his provost and his faculty governance to help guide him and his vision," said Margaret Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing.

Story appeared on the website of the Omaha World-Herald, June 22, 2015

Milwaukeeans gather to pray for victims of Charleston shooting
People from eight congregations gathered at Church of the Gesu for prayer services to honor the nine victims of the shooting in Charleston, South Carolina. The prayers were offered as part of Gesu’s "Prayer for a Peaceful Summer."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 18, 2015

Similar story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), June 18, 2015

Former O’Brien fellow continues investigative journalism on chemicals used in the flavoring industry
Raquel Rutledge continues her series on the hazards of chemicals used in the flavoring industry during a nine-month O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism through the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 21, 2015

Student Veterans Association will host mental health summit
The Student Veterans Association at Marquette will host the third annual mental health summit on July 22. This year's summit, "Leave No Woman Behind," will bring together key community stakeholders to address the mental health care needs of women veterans and their family members.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 22, 2015

Jim Murphy, Jour ’86, an animator for Disney-Pixar had his idea chosen for the studio’s next short animation film project. The film is titled Lava and will screen in front of the Disney-Pixar feature film Inside Out. Murphy said Lava is a love story of two volcanoes that was inspired by his love for tropical islands and active volcanoes.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Public Radio, June 18, 2015

Dr. Mark Eppli, interim Keyes Dean of Business Administration and Bell Chair in Real Estate, explained that home rental prices are rising across the nation but not in Milwaukee due to many homes that are in foreclosure. "We have a slight decrease in rental rates for single-family housing here in Milwaukee relative to other markets where there’s a 5 percent increase."

Story appeared on the website of WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 23, 2015

’Cajas de communidad’ provide South Side residents with books, information
Marquette’s Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program has placed three containers dubbed "cajas de communidad" on Milwaukee’s South Side. They are similar to the Little Free Libraries boxes in Milwaukee, and contain both books and information for people to receive help with English as a second language, free legal services and transportation.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service (CBS 58), June 22, 2015

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