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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.

July 1, 2015


Nursing dean Margaret Faut Callahan to leave Marquette

Dr. Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing who served as interim provost until today, has resigned her position to become provost for the health science division at Loyola University Chicago. Her last day at Marquette will be Aug. 31 and the university will name an interim dean before the fall semester begins.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 29, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, Biz Times and Catholic New World, June 29-30, 2015

Opus College of Engineering to guarantee admission to select students from a local school
Qualified students at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School in Milwaukee will be guaranteed enrollment in Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering under a new partnership between Marquette and the United Community Center. Beginning with the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School Class of 2016, select middle school students will be guaranteed admission to Marquette’s engineering program contingent on their academic success in high school. Students toured the campus as well as the engineering labs.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 25, 2015

Similar stories aired on Telemundo Wisconsin and WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 24, 2015

A place for peace: New Sojourner Center will be impactful project
Marquette University College of Nursing will partner with Sojourner Family Peace Center and other local partners to create a 72,000-square-foot facility that will open later this year. The project will create a two-story safe haven in Milwaukee and shift the way victims of violence reach support services as the center consolidates services in one building.

Story appeared on the website of Biz Times, June 29, 2015

Luis Feliciano, Arts '15, will represent the United States as a light welterweight boxer in the Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, this month. Feliciano, who graduated in May, is the national amateur champion at 141 pounds and is ranked No. 1 by USA Boxing. During his final semester at Marquette, he balanced taking 18 credit hours while training daily.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 27, 2015

Janine Geske, trustee and retired distinguished professor of law, commented on a Wisconsin State Supreme Court justice’s desire to reconsider the case of an ex-aide to then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker. "For a justice to write a letter saying they want it reconsidered and not even give a reason ... I don't remember that ever happening," Geske said.

Story appeared on the websites of at least 14 news outlets, including La Crosse Tribune, Chippewa Daily Herald, Madison and The Journal Times, June 25, 2015

Wisconsin budget that once was a plus for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker could hurt him in 2016
A story on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s declining job-approval ratings featured the most recent Marquette University Law School poll. "His notion that we fixed everything and it’s all hunky-dory just isn’t holding up," said Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School Poll.

Story appeared in the Los Angeles Times, June 26, 2015

Chris Farley, Sp '86, is remembered and mourned in the documentary I Am Chris Farley, which will premiere on Spike TV Aug. 11. The film showcases Farley’s humble beginnings, life at Marquette and rise to fame.

Story appeared on the website of Rolling Stone magazine, June 30, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the websites of several news outlets, including:, AXS, Broadway World, The Film Stage, We are Movie Geeks and The Inquistir News, June 30, 2015

Alan J. Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote an article focusing on the SAGE program and possible changes that could de-emphasize the program’s class-size reduction for students in kindergarten through third grade.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 27, 2015

Most manufacturing indices for June continue to decline
Eight of the 11 indices analyzed by Marquette University’s Center for Supply Chain Management declined or stayed the same in June.

Story appeared on the website of Reuters, June 30, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of GM Today, July 1, 2015

Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on a story about House Republicans cutting the budget of the federal National Labor Relations Board. Secunda said lawmakers are responding to disquiet from their donor base and political allies — groups like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers — who see organized labor as a threat to their financial interests. "They're using the appropriations process to make it more difficult for unions to represent employees," he said.

Story appeared on the website of International Business Times, June 25, 2015

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