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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.

December 14, 2016


Marquette students bid farewell to longtime nun

Sister Bernadette Prochaska, lecturer of English and the last permanent resident at Marquette, is leaving campus after 36 years for a convent in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Students gathered in Abbottsford Hall to bid her farewell during a surprise party.

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

Marquette students prepare for trip to Cuba

Marquette has started a class on Cuba that will take place in the Caribbean country. Michael Donoghue, associate professor of history, and his class will make the trip over winter break. Due to past U.S. travel restrictions, few Americans have had the chance to visit Cuba. Donoghue says it is now easier and more affordable to visit Cuba.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), Dec. 13, 2016

Members of Marquette's 1977 championship team honored at recent game

Members of the 1977 Marquette national championship basketball team were honored at halftime of the university’s game against Wisconsin. One by one, the players walked onto the Al McGuire Court.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 10, 2016

Steve Frieder, assistant to the president and corporate secretary, discussed how Netflix’s “The Crown” captures the turmoil of post-war London. “It’s important for us to remember that Britain in 1952 was still in a very tough place,” Frieder, who is an expert on the British royal family, said. “Rationing had only recently concluded, and Britain had suffered tremendously.”

Story appeared on Wired, Dec. 12, 2016

Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science, conducted a study that found women are able to exercise longer than men before getting tired. The study found that women tend to be more resistant to fatigue than men. “To be clear, the best woman probably won’t ever be able to outrun the best man, simply because of physiological differences,” Hunter says. “But for many years, those differences have been overestimated because we haven’t had the best genetic pool of women competing against the best genetic pool of men.”

Story appeared on MSN, Refinery 29, Health and NewYork Magazine, Dec. 12-14, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on recent job promises made by President-elect Donald Trump. She says it can help CEOs to act unpredictably, especially when negotiating, but presidents usually worry about instability. “You can't really know what's going on, you can’t really understand the other person’s motivation and I think that's something that we ought to take really seriously,” Azari said. “What happens when the plant closes in your town and the president is too busy?”

Story aired on National Public Radio, Dec. 13, 2016

Marquette to expand sexual assault violence prevention

Marquette University received $134,033 grant from the Aurora Health Care Better Together Fund to expand sexual assault violence prevention through education and expand the partnership with the Sexual Assault Treatment Center at Aurora Sinai by adding on-call staff.

Story appeared on Yahoo Finance, Dec. 7, 2016

Similar stories aired on WDRB-TV (FOX 41, Louisville, Kentucky), KOTV-TV (CBS 6, Tulsa, Oklahoma), Dec. 7, 2016

Howard Fuller, director for the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, was a panelist for a discussion comparing charter-school parents’ satisfaction to parents with children in district-operated schools. The panel was sponsored by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Program on Educational Policy and Governance.

Story appeared on Yahoo Finance and Hurricane News Today, Dec. 13, 2016

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