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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 8, 2015

TOP STORIES

President Michael R. Lovell reflects on his first year as Marquette's president

President Michael R. Lovell reflected on a ground-breaking and eventful first year as president of the university. Lovell, the university's first lay president, filled numerous top leadership positions since taking office. He discussed commissioning a new police department and forming a running club to connect with students. Lovell's future goals include expanding the campus, creating more dorms and providing more scholarships.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 2, 2015


MUSG leaders sign letter concerning bus strike
Student leaders at Marquette and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee urged the Milwaukee County Transit System to come to an agreement with bus drivers during a three-day strike last week. "We support the discussions moving forward and we hope those agreements can be accomplished in a timely, equitable and collaborative manner," said Zack Wallace, Marquette University Student Government president.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 2, 2015

Similar stories aired on WLS-RADIO (AM 89), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), and appeared on the websites of WITI-TV (FOX 6), Wisconsin Public Radio and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, July 2-3, 2015


Ramada property sold in downtown Milwaukee
Media outlets reported that a limited liability company tied to Marquette University purchased the Ramada Milwaukee Downtown hotel. The 155-room Ramada Milwaukee Downtown, 633 W. Michigan St., was sold for $3.8 million, according to state real estate records posted Tuesday.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 8, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes, July 7, 2015

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 7, 2015


Erik Ugland, associate professor and acting chair for digital media in digital media and performing arts, commented on proposed changes to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. "We've had some type of ’access to government’ principal embedded in our law since before the Civil War," Ugland said. "You might not be the person who goes down to the courthouse ... to get access to information, but it's important to you, or should be, that somebody is doing that. So that's why we need journalists."

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 7, 2015


Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School poll, commented on Scott Walker’s presidential announcement, his chances of winning the presidency and his choice of Waukesha, Wisconsin, to make the announcement. "Coming to Waukesha, the scene of his greatest victory, in the recall election, gives him an obvious tie-in to that location, and being able to refer to having succeeded in the recall and being elected three times total," Franklin said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 2, 2015

Similar stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WISC-TV (CBS 3) and WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), and appeared on the websites of WQOW-TV (ABC 18), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), Wisconsin Public Radio, and The Chippewa Herald, July 2, 2015


James Marten, chair and professor of history, edited a series of books titled "Children, Youth and War." The series illustrates the role children have in a given culture during wartime. "This is a field that has really exploded in the past decade or so," Marten said of looking at how the treatment of children reflect a culture’s fundamental values.

Story appeared on the website of Red and Black, July 8, 2015


Adbur Chowdbury, professor of economics, commented on the latest economic report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. "The lack of wage momentum is a concern for the outlook for consumer spending," Chowdbury said. "This morning’s jobs report was a mixed bag."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 2, 2015


Greater Milwaukee Foundation awards $130,000 grant to Marquette reading project
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has awarded $130,000 to Marquette in support of coaching and professional development for the 40 teachers who run the Milwaukee Summer Reading Project. The grant was among $5.4 million in grants allocated to help local nonprofit organizations and programs in the areas of arts and culture, community development, education, the environment, health and human services, and youth and family development.

Story appeared on the website of Philanthropy News Digest, July 8, 2015


C.J. Hribal, professor of English, wrote an essay about moving from the cramped Chicago suburbs to the countryside of Wisconsin and how it preserved his innocence as a child.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Magazine, July 7, 2015


Mark Eppli, emeritus Bell Chair in Real Estate, and two others commented on racial discrimination and segregation in a letter to the editor. Eppli said an institution in Milwaukee that has engendered mutual trust and understanding is ACRE, or the Associates in Commercial Real Estate, a program designed to introduce enterprising, minority individuals to careers in the commercial real estate industry.

Letter appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 3, 2015



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