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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 19, 2016


Marquette officially will break ground on new residence hall

Marquette University will officially break ground on its new residence hall facility project on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in a 2 p.m. ceremony at 17th and Wells Streets. The ceremony is open to the campus community. The university also released renderings of the $96 million, 750-bed facility.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, BizTimes and the Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 13, 2016

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 13, 2016

Feingold, Johnson spar at U.S. Senate debate held at Marquette University

Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson and Democrat Russ Feingold skirmished over campaign finance, national security, the economy and the presidential candidates at their debate in Eckstein Hall at Marquette. The debate was moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2016

Similar story appeared in the Belleville News-Democrat, SF Gate, The Oklahoman,, The Southern Illinoisan, USAgNet and WisPolitics, Oct. 18, 2016

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WHBY-Radio (1150 AM, Green Bay), WNCN-TV (CBS 17, Goldsboro, North Carolina), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WSLS-TV (NBC 10, Roanoke, Virginia) and at least two dozen other outlets, Oct. 18-19, 2016

Modern facility tops list for James H. Keyes Dean for the College of Business Administration

Brian Till, James H. Keyes Dean for the College of Business Administration, has a host of goals to elevate the school’s stature. However, one objective rises to the top of the list: securing a new modern facility for Marquette’s business school. “When I meet with alumni from the college, whether they’re alums from two years ago or 20 years ago, they all emphasize the need for a contemporary updated facility,” Till said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 13, 2016

Loyola University Chicago and Marquette engage in fun marketing face-off

Call it a friendly duel between two universities. Loyola University Chicago and Marquette each have erected a giant billboard along Interstate 90 on their respective sides of the Illinois-Wisconsin border.

Story appeared in the Chicago Business Journal, Oct. 12, 2016

Marquette Counseling Center offers students a puppy break from midterms

The Counseling Center brought in puppies for students to play with as a form of relaxation from the stress of midterms. Dog trainers say this benefits the dogs as well as the students.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 13, 2016

Marquette responds to vandalism of pro-life display

Xavier Cole, vice president of student affairs, issued a response to the vandalism of a pro-life display on campus. “Let me be extremely clear,” Cole wrote. “Defacement is not dialogue. Respectful discussion and even dissent is best done face to face.”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 17-18, 2016

Refugee children visit Marquette's Haggerty Museum of Art

Students from the Milwaukee Academy of Chinese Language’s International Newcomer Center visited the Haggerty Museum of Art to view a video art project the students participated in over the summer. The students are participating in a two-year program for recently arrived middle school students learning English.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Oct. 17, 2016

John Pauly, professor of journalism and media studies, commented on issues concerning efforts to unionize adjunct faculty at Catholic universities. Pauly said there’s a cultural issue at play on Catholic campuses. Catholic universities see themselves metaphorically as families, which makes union contracts uncomfortable. “There is legitimate concern that negotiating with unions complicates and bureaucratizes relationships with employees,” he said.

Story appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, Oct. 14, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the recent events surrounding Hillary Clinton. “If anyone was under the impression that Hillary Clinton was not a politician, they have been set straight,” Azari said.

Story appeared in Christian News Today, Oct. 18, 2016

Howard Fuller, director and distinguished professor for the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, commented on the NAACP’s stance opposing charter schools. “I expected this,” Fuller said. “As I have said over and over again, I respect the NAACP as an organization. I disagree with this resolution. It will not change my views or my work in any way. The NAACP is not the only voice in the black community.”

Story appeared in Watchdog, Oct. 18, 2016

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