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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 16, 2015


President Lovell to attend White House welcome ceremony for Pope Francis
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell will attend the White House welcome ceremony for Pope Francis' visit. Francis, who was named pope on March 13, 2013, is the first Jesuit pope.

Story aired on at least three news outlets, including: WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 15, 2015

Chowdhury discusses Europe's migrant crisis on National Public Radio
Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed financial problems countries like Hungary face when dealing with the crisis. "Those countries will face serious problems if they have to allocate some scarce resources for the migrants," Chowdhury said.

Story aired on National Public Radio, including at least a dozen affiliated nationwide, Sept. 9, 2015

Miller comments on endorsement opportunities for athletes in The Washington Post
Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, discussed a broad trend among professional athletes to develop business interests beyond the playing arena. "The revenue model changed for a lot of athletes," Miller said. "They realized during their career and long after this, they could make a lot of money."

Story appeared in The Washington Post, Sept. 3, 2015

Marquette professors get $2.8 million grant to study exercise science
Dr. Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise sciences in Marquette University's College of Health Sciences, along with Dr. Robert Fitts, professor of biology in Marquette University's Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, have been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. The grant will fund research on decreased muscle mass and increased fatigue in aging populations and how a novel exercise program can address these effects.

Story appeared on the website of WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 16, 2015

Marquette Law School Poll cited in USA Today article
A column about the U.S. Senate race cited the Marquette Law School Poll's findings that challenger Russ Feingold leads in his bid to unseat incumbent Ron Johnson. The story highlights that Feingold leads in the poll, taking 47 percent to Johnson's 42 percent.

Story appeared on the website of USA Today, Sept. 10, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of Washington Examiner, Sept. 15, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and Marquette Law School Poll director, commented on Hillary Clinton's visit to Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. "I do think the visit to a university campus may indicate a need for her to improve her standing with the youngest voters," Franklin said.

Story aired on WTMJ-RADIO (AM 620), Sept. 9, 2015

Marquette appears on list of best universities
Marquette University made the U.S. News and World Report list of best universities, ranking No. 86 on the list.

Story aired WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 9, 2015

Karen Hoffman, visiting assistant professor of political science, commented on Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to eliminate federal labor unions. She said it is a move to regain momentum and stop a fall in the polls. "He believes firmly in this, he can talk about results," she said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 14, 2015

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, hosted Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn at a public forum at Marquette University Law School's Eckstein Hall. Flynn spoke about the need for stricter sentencing for violent offenders to counter the city's spike in homicides.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Sept. 9, 2015

Similar story appeared on, Sept. 10, 2015

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