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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 13, 2017


Marquette names new chief financial officer

Joel Pogodzinski, a 1994 graduate of the College of Business Administration, was named Marquette’s new chief financial officer. Pogodzinski most recently served as vice president of finance and chief financial officer at Broan-NuTone LLC in Hartford. “We couldn’t be more excited to have Joel join the Marquette community as our new chief financial officer,” said Dave Lawlor, executive vice president for operations.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Urban Milwaukee and Greater Milwaukee Today, Sept. 7-8, 2017

Marquette provides scholarship and support for Dreamers

Marquette provides scholarships and support to undocumented students through Dreamers’ Gala, a fundraising event. “This program sends a message of hope to undocumented students—that as a Jesuit university we support undocumented students,” said Eva Martinez Powless, director of intercultural engagement.

Story appeared on the Ignatian Solidarity Network, Sept. 6, 2017

Marquette program provides commercial banker training

Marquette University has implemented a program that provides students with banking-focused training and the ability to move into increasingly complex jobs right out of school. The students will have the unique experience of making actual credit and lending decisions for the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.

Story appeared on the BizTimes Milwaukee, Sept. 4, 2017

Bill Henk, dean and professor of education, discussed a controversial online teacher prep program. "It’s shocking to me that anyone would think that our Wisconsin children deserve teachers prepared this way," Henk said. "I’m curious about who put the provision in play in the first place and whether the (Joint Finance Committee) knew what they were really voting on with that particular provision."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 9, 2017

Janine Geske, retired distinguished professor of law, and Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed legal questions surrounding Foxconn in an Associated Press story.

Associated Press story appeared in the Washington Post, Leader-Telegram, Brenton Herald, The Sentinel-Cumberlink, and the Napa Valley Register, Sept. 6-7, 2017

Associated Press story aired on WSIL-TV (ABC 3, Carterville, Illinois), WFTV-TV (ABC 9, Orlando, Florida), WFXS-TV (FOX 55, Wausau), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), KFMB-Radio (760 AM, San Diego) WSAW-TV (CBS 7, Wausau), WBDR-TV (Louisville, Kentucky), WFLX-TV (FOX 29, West Palm Beach, Florida), WSMV-TV (NBC 4, Nashville) and KHTK-TV (CBS 13, Sacramento), Sept. 6, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote the lead article on discussing issues Republicans have governing. “One thing the Republicans have done, however, is demonstrate that controlling government isn’t enough to govern,” she wrote. “Since the U.S. system is designed to slow down and complicate attempts at change, even parties in control of the whole government have to learn how to navigate it.”

Op-ed appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Sept. 11, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed job instability after a hurricane. You can be “fired for good, bad or no reason at all,” Secunda said. “There is no job security.”

Story appeared on Huffington Post, Sept. 7, 2017

Mark Federle, associate dean for academic affairs and professor and McShane Chair of engineering, discussed rebuilding after a natural disaster such as a hurricane. “The first step is always to restore the basic necessities,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 12, 2017

Susan Teerink, director of student financial aid, discussed student loan debt. "Student debt isn't necessarily a bad thing," Teerink said. "It is a means to a very important end — your education,” she said. “It's about not getting in over your head."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 11, 2017

Lowell Barrington, chair and associate professor of political science, discussed the investigation into alleged Russian meddling and collusion during the 2016 presidential election. “It seems to be focusing a little bit more now on the issue of the money trail and following the possibility of financial, not only connections, but financial misdeeds by those in the Trump campaign or the president himself,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 1, 2017

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