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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 23, 2015


Marquette President Michael R. Lovell attends Pope Francis' visit to the White House
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki attended a ceremony at the White House for the papal visit. "He's going to see the poor areas, and really trying to be a role model for us in ways that we should be trying to help those less fortunate than ourselves," Lovell said. "That's really what a mission of a Catholic, Jesuit institution is about."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 22, 2015

Marquette students to attend papal festivities on East Coast
Students from Marquette's Les Aspin Center for Government and from Milwaukee attended some of the papal activities at the U.S. Capitol. "He's someone that is relatable to a lot of people instead of being this different figure and head of state," Marquette student Michael Deardon said.

Separate stories aired on KITV-TV (ABC 4, Honolulu, Hawaii), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WMAQ-TV (NBC 5, Chicago), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WMTV (NBC 15, Madison), Sept. 19-22, 2015

Marquette students celebrate the arrival of Pope Francis
Hundreds of Marquette students watched the arrival of Pope Francis on large-screen televisions in the Alumni Memorial Union. They also visited the "Pope Zone" in the union, receiving free t-shirts and taking selfies with cardboard cutouts of Francis.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 23, 2015

Two Marquette professors receive grant to study exercise among the elderly
Robert Fitts, professor of biological sciences, and Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science, have been awarded a $2.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study exercise among the elderly. 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 in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 17, 2015

Similar story appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 16, 2015

Marquette President recognizes soccer players who helped save man's life
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell praised the courage of Marquette University soccer players who came across a despondent man on the 16th Street bridge while walking to practice. They were able to help him off of the bridge.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 18, 2015

Universities' ties to industry vital for Milwaukee area
Harnessing the collective power of colleges and universities is a goal for Marquette President Michael Lovell. He spoke at a meeting of the Tech Council's Wisconsin Innovation Network in Wauwatosa, where part of his talk summarized specific projects at Marquette. "Universities today are really being called upon to help lead research and the growth of regions," Lovell said. "There's not a region in the country that is doing well that doesn't have a major research university."

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 19, 2015

WisBusiness: Lovell looks to boost Marquette research
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell says he wants to double research at Marquette over the next five years. Lovell highlighted investments the university has made in facilities and programs that foster innovation, including the purchase of 12.5 acres in downtown Milwaukee that will house an athletic research facility, while speaking at a WIN-Milwaukee meeting. Developed in partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks and an unnamed health care provider, Lovell said the facility will provide a global draw to the university.

Story appeared on the website of Wisconsin Technology Council, Sept. 18, 2015

Michael Waxman, professor of law, commented on Anheuser-Busch's announcement of its plans to purchase SABMiller, a rival brewing company. Waxman said the deal will ultimately affect upper-management, not Milwaukee's brewing plant.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WPMT-TV (FOX 43, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Sept. 16, 2015

New exhibit, What is Hispanic?, opens at Haggerty Museum of Art
The Haggerty Museum of Art opened four new exhibits, including one called What Is Hispanic?, which examines people's opinions of what exactly makes a person Hispanic.

Story aired on Telemundo, Sept. 17, 2015

Scholarship created in memory of former reporter Don Walker
Milwaukee-area journalists are commemorating the reporting legacy of the late journalist Don Walker with a scholarship fund in his name. Walker served as an editor and reporter for The Milwaukee Journal and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for 37 years and attended school at both Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Walker had a Marquette fellowship when he died earlier this year.

Story appeared on the website of Biz Times, Sept. 18, 2015

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