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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.

October 21, 2015


Events honoring James Foley held on campus
Marquette University paid tribute to alumnus and slain journalist James Foley with a pair of events over the weekend. An inaugural Foley Foundation 5k run was held in Rochester, New Hampshire, and Marquette hosted a virtual run in conjunction with that event. In addition, Marquette hosted a Rosary for Peace ceremony in Foley's honor on what would have been his 42nd birthday.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 18-19

Similar stories aired on at least eight news outlets, including: WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-RADIO (AM), WISN-TV (ABC 12), KOLD-TV (CBS 13, Tucson, Arizona), WGME-TV (CBS 13, Portland, Maine), WFRV-TV (CBS 5, Green Bay, Wisconsin), KOVR-SAC-TV (CBS 13, Sacramento, California), and WBZ-BOS-TV (CBS, Boston), October 18-19, 2015

Marquette chemists find harmful chemicals in popular e-cigarette liquids
Scott Reid, professor and chair of chemistry, spearheaded a team that analyzed samples of Wisconsin brand e-liquids for an in-depth series of articles in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "We clearly see that all of the samples contained the (chemicals) at some level," Reid said. "The key issue is what the long-term health effects are." Diacetyl and another lung-destroying chemical were found in five e-liquid samples bought from vape shops around Milwaukee. Reporter Raquel Rutledge's report was developed during a nine-month O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism through the Diederich College of Communication.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 21, 2015

Marquette and WEDC partner on entrepreneur fund
Marquette University has established a seed fund for budding student and faculty entrepreneurial ventures with funding from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. Using money from the WEDC Capital Catalyst Program and its own strategic innovation fund, Marquette has set aside $600,000 for the Marquette Enterprise Seed Fund. "Only time will tell if Mike Lovell can help turn Marquette University into an engine for entrepreneurship, but he certainly hasn't been resting on his laurels," Jeff Buchanan, the author of the story, wrote.

Story appeared in, Oct. 19, 2015

Similar stories appeared in Biz Times and the Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 16, 2015

Executive director of Near West Side Partners is heart and soul of neighborhoods' revival
Keith K. Stanley can see the future of Milwaukee's near west side. The Milwaukeean charged with helping to lead a renaissance in the neighborhoods is the right man for the job, combining energy, ideas and persuasiveness with a love for the city. Near West Side Partners was formed by Marquette, Harley-Davidson Inc., Aurora Health Care Inc., MillerCoors LLC and Potawatomi Business Development Corp. The nonprofit hopes to rejuvenate a swath of Milwaukee west of downtown.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2015

MUPD among departments participating in training exercise
The Marquette University Police Department is among more than a dozen area police and fire departments taking part in a three-day exercise and training event with other local police and fire departments. Officers from different agencies are forming teams and responding to a simulated active shooter event, neutralizing the threat and establishing safe areas.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 20, 2015

Similar story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 19, 2015

MUPD, MPD work to promote pedestrian safety on Marquette's campus
The Marquette University Police Department and Milwaukee Police Department worked with students and Milwaukee residents to promote pedestrian safety both for pedestrians and drivers. The goal was to reduce the number of pedestrians hit by cars.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 20, 2015

Bill Scholl, vice president and director of athletics, said he has no plans to launch a football program at Marquette. "Let's keep in mind the only schools that are making any kind of significant money (on football) are the big five and even for many of them it's hard. That would be a tough one," Scholl said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 16, 2015

Kali Murray, associate professor of law, commented on a lawsuit brought by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation against tech giant Apple. WARF oversees and protects patents on University of Wisconsin inventions, and sued Apple for allegedly using a piece of microprocessing technology invented at UW-Madison without paying for rights. "A lot of places would be intimidated bringing a case against Apple – and WARF is not one of them," Murray said.

Story appeared on the website of The Cap Times, Oct. 15, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's chance to unite fractured House Republicans if he becomes Speaker of the House. "The rhetoric surrounding the speakership, in the last two weeks, has escalated the conflict rather than soothed the waters," Franklin said.

Story appeared on the website of Roll Call, Oct. 20, 2015

Similar stories aired on WHBL-RADIO (1330 AM) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 20, 2015

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, analyzed Wisconsin's housing market, saying there was a dwindling number of homes for sale in metropolitan areas. "The thing that gives me a little bit of pause – a little bit of reason for concern – is just the low inventory levels," Clark said. "They really have gotten low."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2015

Similar stories appeared on Bloomberg Business and the Leader Telegram, Oct. 20-21, 2015

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