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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.

November 18, 2015


Marquette receives $6 million from Burke Foundation for service scholarships
Marquette University received $6 million from the Burke Foundation to continue and expand its Trinity Fellows and Burke Scholars programs founded by the late Richard A. Burke. "As a Catholic, Jesuit institution, we are called to improve the communities we reside in, to enhance urban education and to especially tend to those people on the margins of society," said Marquette President Dr. Michael R. Lovell. "The Burke Foundation is constantly seeking to make a difference in the lives of youth in these areas, and we are really excited to extend our partnership."

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

Similar story appeared on the website of Biz Times, Nov. 12, 2015

Marquette students studying in Paris are safe
The seven Marquette students studying abroad in Paris were confirmed safe after the onset of terrorist attacks.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 14, 2015

Similar stories aired on WFRV-TV (CBS 5, Green Bay), WWMT-TV (CBS 3, Grand Rapids, Michigan), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 14-15, 2015

Marquette University students hold vigil for Paris attack victims
Marquette University students gathered together to pray for the victims of the Paris attacks and to learn more about the Syrian refugee crisis. "I thank each and all of you for participating in this conversation," Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said. "Marquette can serve as an example for the way all of us should interact with each other."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 17, 2015

Similar stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 17-18, 2015

Marquette mourns the passing of Father John Schlegel
Rev. John Schlegel, S.J., pastor at the Church of the Gesu and dean of Marquette's Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 1984-89, died in Omaha, Nebraska, after battling pancreatic cancer. After leaving Marquette, Schlegel was president of the University of San Francisco and Creighton. He was appointed pastor at Gesu in March 2014.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 15 2015

Similar stories appeared on the website of at least 2 news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and American Towns, Nov. 15-16, 2015

Former U.S. ambassador to Syria says time needed to defeat ISIS
As part of International Education Week, Marquette University hosted Robert Ford, the former U.S. ambassador to Syria. "It will take some time to resolve it, defeat it and destroy it," he said of defeating the Islamic State. He also said the United States should accept 100,000 refugees. "I think it's really important to remember that the majority of these refugees have nothing to do with the Islamic State. They are fleeing violence. They are not perpetrating violence."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 17, 2015

Similar story aired on four news outlets, including: WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 17-18, 2015

Marquette students, administrators and faculty support Missouri protesters
Students at Marquette were joined by administrators, faculty and staff at a silent demonstration to raise awareness and show support for those raising racial issues occurring at the University of Missouri.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 13, 2015

Janine Geske, retired professor of law and university trustee, commented on a story about the Catholic church's role in promoting restorative justice. Geske oversees discussions between victims and offenders. "It's their chance to tell the person responsible for the crime about the harm they caused," she said. "Often victims will have questions they want to ask like, 'What were the last words of the loved one? What were their last moments like?'"

Story appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, Nov. 11, 2015

Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, commented on increased competition among supermarkets. "Even though unemployment rates have stalled, and there is wage inequity in the market, people are feeling, by and large, more confident, so they are spending more money," she said.

Story appeared in the Kenosha News, Nov. 16, 2015a

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, said unions have less leverage than they did 10 years ago while discussing the effect of 2,000 Kohler employees going on strike. "They are thinking this really is a way to pressure the company to take another look and hopefully provide a better offer than what they have done so far," she said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 16, 2015

Judith McMullen, professor of law, commented on the recent push for alimony reform. "Unlike child support, which is common when a divorcing couple has kids, alimony awards have always been very rare, going from about 25 percent of cases in the 1960s to about 10 percent today."

Story by Reuters appeared in the Grand Forks Herald, Nov. 17, 2015

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