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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.

May 11, 2016


Two Marquette Seniors receive prestigious Fulbright awards

Marquette seniors Olanrewaju Awosika and Robert Borowik were selected for Fulbright English Teaching Assistant awards. They will be placed in classrooms abroad to help local English teachers while serving as cultural ambassadors for the United States. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is the largest U.S. exchange program offering opportunities for students and young professionals to undertake international graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and primary and secondary school teaching worldwide.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 8, 2016

Sister Susan Wood, SCL, professor of theology, commented on a lecture she gave at a three-day conference in Rome, titled “From Conflict to Communion?” which focused on the shared history of Catholics and Lutherans. “We can remember it as a story of division or we can tell it as a story of needed reform in the Church that became very polemical at the time,” Wood said. “As any story you can tell it from different perspectives, so the retelling is joint from a perspective of 50 years of dialogue.”

Story aired on Vatican Radio, May 5, 2016

Journal Sentinel: Report suggests pattern of bullying by suspended professor

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that "documents released by Marquette University in response to the lawsuit by professor John McAdams suggest a pattern of bullying leading up to the targeting of a graduate student that resulted in his suspension."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 8, 2016

Similar stories appeared in the Sheboygan Press and the Oshkosh Northwestern, May 8-9, 2016

Herbert Lowe, professional in residence and director of Journalism for Social Change, wrote about the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service. Lowe described the award-winning website that offsets limited media coverage of 18 inner city neighborhoods in need of revitalization by focusing on residents and small non-profits eager to reflect resiliency.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 8, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, commented on Wisconsin’s labor market and statistics that show new jobs are being created. “The problem is the jobs we are creating here are low paying, low skilled jobs. We are creating jobs in the leisure industry, in hospitality, in those industries where they don’t pay much. We are not creating enough jobs in the high paying, high skilled areas such as manufacturing and construction. Those are the areas where the companies are leaving the state.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, May 9, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on the difficulty smaller political parties have had gaining traction with voters. “It’s really hard for third parties to win and gain any legitimacy in our system since it’s set up as a winner take all system,” she said. “That’s especially true at the presidential level.”

Story aired on National Public Radio’s WBUR-Radio (90.9 Boston), May 9, 2016

Similar stories aired on KUT-Radio (FM 90.5, Austin, Texas), WDET-Radio (FM 101.9, Detroit), WDDE-Radio (FM 91.1, Philadelphia), WBUR-Radio (FM 90.9, Boston), WBFO-Radio (FM 88.7, Buffalo, New York) and WYPR-Radio (FM 88.1, Baltimore), May 9, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed the impact a planned IKEA store in Oak Creek would have. “If you look at IKEA stores, they will attract customers from a 100-mile radius, so you will see people from Madison or Green Bay coming to Oak Creek,” he said. Chowdhury said the new jobs were a positive sign, but most of them would be low paying and “hopefully we can attract other manufacturing businesses; that will be better news.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 5, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, commented on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan’s statement that he would not chair the Republican convention if presumptive nominee Donald Trump objected to him doing it. “If he's willing to step down from that ceremonial but nevertheless important role in the convention, then that indicates to me that his lack of embrace of Trump is real in many ways,” Nolette said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 9, 2016

Rajendra Rathore, Pfletchinger-Habermann Chair and professor of chemistry, is developing a drug candidate with potential to treat vascular malformations. Rathore will take part in the FirstLook event where investors and start-ups are able to pitch ideas to a panel.

Story appeared on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 5, 2016

Jesuit priest who helps immigrants at border between the United States and Mexico visits Marquette University

Rev. Sean Carroll, S.J., spoke at Marquette University on his mission working along the border between the United States and Mexico. He leads the Kino Border Initiative, which provides meals, shelter, and other services for people who Carroll said “are vulnerable to abuse and exploitation in the border communities.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 5, 2016

Similar story aired on Telemundo, May 5, 2016

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