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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.

September 2, 2015

TOP STORIES

Marquette freshmen move in
Marquette highlighted several inspirational students during move-in day, including Shalonda Jones, who was one of about 1,900 freshmen who unpacked their belongings on campus last week. Jones earned a full scholarship as an Evans Scholar. "The neighborhood where I grew up wasn't the safest place," Jones said. "I didn't want that kind of life so I stayed on the path to go to school and worked hard to get where I am today." President Michael R. Lovell assisted with registration and visited new students in their rooms.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Aug. 26, 2015

Similar story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Telemundo, WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), Aug. 26-27, 2015


First James Foley scholarship winner arrives at Marquette
Jacob Zelinski, Marquette's first-ever James Foley Scholarship recipient, arrived at Marquette during freshman move-in day and spoke about how the Marquette alumnus inspired him. "I really admired his search for the truth in communication and journalism," Zelinski said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 26, 2015


Marquette's police chief highlights positive changes that come with new Marquette University Police Department
As Marquette University students return to campus for a new school year, what was Marquette University's Department of Public Safety is now Marquette University's Police Department. The department can issue citations and help better protect the campus area. "It makes us a lot more efficient," Marquette Police Chief Paul Mascari said. "We're able to have that police presence 24/7 serving the campus, serving the near off-campus area. That's going to have a major impact."

Story aired on at least four news outlets, including WITI-TV (FOX 6), Yahoo! News, WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 27, 2015


Urban Connection gets new students volunteering at Marquette
About 320 new students dispersed to nearly 30 sites across Milwaukee to perform service work before even attending classes as part of the annual Urban Connection event. "Just knowing that we're going to help somebody is a really great feeling," freshman Elaine Owusu said while volunteering at Campus Kitchens in the basement of O'Donnell Hall.

Story aired on WDJT (CBS 58), Aug. 29, 2015


Milwaukee police chief discusses violent crimes at Marquette event
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn told a crowd at the Marquette Law School "On the Issues" program that Milwaukee is not alone in experiencing a spike in homicides. Flynn blames Wisconsin's gun laws for the increase in homicides. "We're having a very bad year," Flynn said. However, crime was trending down in Milwaukee in August, he said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 27, 2015

Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Aug. 27, 2015


Conor Kelly, assistant professor of theology, commented on Pope Francis' year of mercy. "Pope Francis has looked out at the world and said right now what we need is more mercy."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 1, 2015


David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, commented on how the Wisconsin Realtors Association monitors home sales. "We focus on existing home sales, since this is a snapshot of the health of the market at a given point in time," he said. Clark said overall there have been increases in the median-priced homes for 39 of the last 41 months.

Story appeared in the Janesville Gazette, Aug. 31, 2015

Similar story appeared in the Beloit Daily News and Urban Milwaukee, Aug. 31, 2015


Charles Franklin, professor of law and Marquette Law School Poll director, commented on Gov. Scott Walker's place in the presidential race. "It's really in the middle of the (political) spectrum where we've seen a substantial falloff in his support," Franklin said, using the latest poll results for his analysis.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 31, 2015


Manufacturing index ends 5 straight months of declines
Manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois continued to contract in August, but the numbers improved from July according to the monthly index released by Marquette University's Center for Suply Chain Management.

Story appeared on the website of WTAQ-RADIO (AM 1360), Aug. 31, 2015

Similar story appeared on Reuters, Aug. 31, 2015


Jennifer M. Cook, assistant professor of counseling education and counseling psychology, contributed an article about how clinical psychology students could benefit from committing to "a strength-based perspective." Cook wrote, "Through identifying strengths, we believe counselors-in-training and new professionals are equipped to handle their identity struggles and areas for growth, while seeking support that nourishes who they are and who they are becoming."

Story appeared on the website of Counseling Today, Aug. 26, 2015



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