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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.

January 27, 2016


Marquette University, Aurora Health Care partner on Athletic Performance Research Center

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell announced in his second Presidential Address that the university will partner with Aurora Health Care in constructing its state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Research Center. The center will serve as a national destination for scientific research in human performance and is receiving a $40 million investment from Aurora. Lovell also announced that former President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J. would become the university's new chancellor.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21, 2016

Similar stories appeared on at least 10 news outlets, including: The Milwaukee Business Journal, Biztimes,, Houston Chronicle, Herald Courier, The Sacramento Bee and East Oregonian, Greater Milwaukee Today, The Daily Journal, San Antonio Express News, Yahoo News, Styrk, Jan. 20-21, 2016

Story aired on at least 11 broadcast outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WGBA (NBC 26), WMTV-TV (NBC 15), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), WBAY-RADIO (ABC 2 Green Bay), Jan. 20-21, 2016

Milwaukee newspaper calls Marquette-Aurora partnership 'a big deal for downtown'

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an editorial praising the proposed Athletic Performance Research Center. "The proposed Athletic Performance Research Center would transform a largely vacant area on downtown's west side, and contribute to the renaissance that is turning Milwaukee into a destination city," the editorial said.

Editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 27, 2016

Crime down 26 percent since MUPD formed

There has been a 26-percent reduction in crime since the Marquette University Police Department was commissioned on May 1. Robberies decreased by 34 percent, thefts by 64 percent, and battery or assaults by 58 percent.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 21, 2016

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 21, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, said the feud between Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Fox News may be another sign the GOP is failing. "Fox News is easily included as part of the GOP – not just as a sympathetic news outlet, but as a member of the party coalition," Azari said in a column she wrote for "So we have a situation where the Republican Party's polling front-runner is openly feuding with its biggest media outlet. This is not how parties are supposed to work according to many political scientists."

Story appeared on, Jan. 27, 2016

Marquette announces 2016-17 tuition

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell underscored that the responsible stewardship of university finances remains a top priority at Marquette in a letter to parents announcing tuition for the 2016-17 academic year. The Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase of 3.5 percent.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 25, 2016

Marquette University supports bill to close tobacco store loophole

Marquette University supports a proposal to end the tobacco store loophole in Milwaukee. A tobacco store currently cannot lose its license unless specific violations involving illegal tobacco are found, and Milwaukee leaders say that allows people to use the businesses as a front for crime.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 25, 2016

James D. Ghiardi, former professor emeritus at Marquette Law School, died at age 97 on Jan. 18. Joseph Kearney, Marquette Law School dean and professor of law, praised Ghiardi. "As I understand it, Professor Ghiardi was the legendary member of the Marquette Law School faculty for more than a generation."

Obituary appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 24, 2016

Similar story appeared on the website of the State Bar of Wisconsin, Jan. 20, 2016

Susan Longhenry, director of the Haggerty Museum of Art, described art as a way "to wake you up intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, and to connect your eye to your brain, and to use that power to explore your world," in a feature story on her in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Longhenry became the first female director and chief curator at the Haggerty Museum of Art last fall.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 21, 2016

Joseph Daniels, chair and professor of economics; Matteo Arena, assistant professor of finance; and Kalin Kolev, assistant professor of management, explained the merger between Johnson Controls and Tyco in separate news interviews. "I think the criticism is misplaced," Daniels said. "I think the bigger picture is that the United States is in dire need of tax reform."

Stories appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-RADIO (AM 620), Jan. 25-26, 2016

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