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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 7, 2016


Marquette University Law School Poll shows Wisconsin residents feel safe around police

A total of 86 percent of those surveyed in the most recent Marquette University Law School Poll say they feel “mostly safe” with police in their community. “This was a story that percolated pretty widely through the state,” Charles Franklin, director of the poll, said of the unrest in Milwaukee. “More than half, 51 percent, say they have read or heard ‘a lot.’” Twelve percent of respondents said the police make them feel anxious.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 1, 2016

Similar story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 31, 2016

President Lovell announces strategic executive realignment

Marquette President Michael Lovell announced key organizational changes to his executive leadership team, a strategic realignment that he says is vital to the Catholic, Jesuit university executing its strategic plan, Beyond Boundaries. “Rooted in our Catholic, Jesuit mission and guided by our values, Beyond Boundaries is an inspirational and transformational path for the Marquette community to realize our bold vision,” Lovell said.

Story appeared in UrbanMilwaukee, Sept. 1, 2016

Milwaukee residents with old homes urged to install faucet filters at Marquette Law School Forum

Owners and residents of tens of thousands of city of Milwaukee homes built before 1951 should install faucet filters capable of removing lead from drinking water, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said at a public forum on drinking water held at Marquette University.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 7, 2016

Patrick McNamara, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, commented on the ruling of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that banned antibacterial soaps from the U.S. market. McNamara, who has published research on antimicrobial soaps, called the ruling “logical” because research shows “there is no added benefit to having these antimicrobial chemicals in soaps.”

Story appeared in The Guardian, Sept. 2, 2016

Marquette and the University of Loyola Chicago engage in friendly billboard competition

Marquette and the University of Loyola Chicago, both Catholic and Jesuit institutions, engaged in a friendly billboard advertising competition on Interstate 94.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 1, 2016

Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 6, 2016

Dr. Susan Mountin, director for Manresa for Faculty, discussed her meeting with now St. Teresa when she came to Marquette University in 1981. “She is about peace,” Mountin said. “She was about peace, and you could feel that sacred moment in that space that gets used for so many other things.” In addition, Mountin said that Mother Teresa's canonization Sunday is a blessing to people around the world, no matter what their faith is.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 3, 2016

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote an article on Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver, discussing her importance to MPS and how she gives them hope for change.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 3, 2016

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