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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.

August 12, 2015


Till brings industry, academic expertise to Marquette business school
Brian Till, the new James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, was profiled. "Marquette has an excellent reputation nationally, and they have an excellent reputation within the Jesuit university system," Till said. He said he is building his network across the campus community and city's business community, and is wrapping up the business school's strategic plan.

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee, Aug. 10, 2015

Marquette basketball on a foreign tour
Sports Illustrated was given an inside look at preparations for the men's basketball team's trip to Italy. Teams embarking on foreign tours are allowed to hold 10 days of practices. "You're able to dig a lot deeper because of the foreign tour," coach Steve Wojciechowski said.

Story appeared in Sports Illustrated, Aug. 10, 2015

Marquette University may phase out College of Professional Studies
An extensive analysis of the College of Professional Studies revealed that while Marquette has a high quality product, the college is not financially viable in its current model. The story notes that Marquette cannot continue to compete without a major influx of resources in a market where competition has increased dramatically in recent years. The University Leadership Council, the University Academic Senate and faculty leaders across campus will review a proposed plan to phase out the college's operations.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 11, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 11, 2015

Marquette University buys additional land for athletic research facility
Marquette University has purchased more land near its Milwaukee campus, a parking lot at 545 N. James Lovell St. Much of the land purchased so far is destined to be used for a planned athletic research facility, built in partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks, a university spokesman said.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 7, 2015

Governor Walker signs arena bill
Marquette is expected to be a top tenant in a new downtown arena whose funding plan was signed by Gov. Scott Walker at the Wisconsin State Fair. "It's critical not only for those who love sports, but the main reason I got into it was because it protected state revenues," Walker said. There are still funding details to be worked out at the local level.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 12, 2015

Ralph Anzivino, professor of law, commented on the lawsuits faced by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and its decision to pay $21 million to compensate clergy sex abuse victims who filed claims in the archdiocese's bankruptcy. Anzivino said he is virtually certain U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley will approve the plan. "I can't imagine Judge Kelley working this hard to get them to settle for her to say I'm not going to approve this," Anzivino said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 5, 2015

Children's cancer foundation has a game day at Marquette
Gamerosity, a foundation dedicated to raising money to buy specialty items like gaming systems for children with cancer, is hosting a game day at Marquette to raise money for the cause.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 10, 2015

Stephen Franzoi, emeritus professor of psychology, commented on the fitness trend of taking protein supplements to bulk up to meet body image standards. "As men become more aware they're being judged as beauty objects, they are more likely to objectify their bodies," Franzoi said. "Why are they identifying with this unrealistic masculine standard of beauty? Because that's a losing battle. Looks go with age. You need to have a self-definition that is much more expansive than that, and much more affirming than simple physical appearance."

Story appeared on Health Day, Aug. 7, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on the Republican presidential debate and Gov. Scott Walker's strategy. "Political debates are very much in the eye of the beholder," Franklin said. "It's rare that there's an absolute clear winner."

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 6, 2015

Similar stories aired on WHBY-RADIO (AM 1150, Appleton) and in the Wisconsin State Journal, Aug. 7 2015

Alan J. Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote an article about political involvement in the public school system. "Have we reached wide agreement on what kids should learn? Not in a way that is clear and steady," Borsuk wrote.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 8, 2015

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