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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.

March 20, 2019



Marquette's Center for Peacemaking joins forces to revitalize its inner-city neighborhood
Marquette — through its innovative Center for Peacemaking — is living out its mission of service to the local community in an unusual public-private partnership of community engagement called the Near West Side Partners, a community revitalization group dedicated to improving its neighborhood by addressing economic development, housing, neighborhood identity and safety issues.

Story appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, March 20, 2019

Center for Peacemaking coordinates peace studies, research
“We are trying to help everyone understand that peacemaking and nonviolence are lenses for approaching and engaging the world, whether you’re going to be a nurse, or a physical therapist or an attorney,” said Patrick Kennelly, director of the Center for Peacemaking. “Part of the Marquette experience is realizing that peacemaking is more than just not hitting or not going to war. It’s engaging the social realities around us.”

Story appeared in the National Catholic Reporter, March 20, 2019

Marquette University hosted vigil for 50 killed at New Zealand mosques
A vigil for those killed in the Christchurch, New Zealand, mosque shootings who were murdered by a white supremacist terrorist was held in the Alumni Memorial Union on Monday, March 18, featuring remarks by President Michael R. Lovell and leaders of the Muslim Student Association.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 18-19, 2019

Marquette receives $1 million to support Women Business Leader speaker series
The College of Business Administration has named its Women Business Leaders speaker series in honor of June and Herman Loebl, thanks to a generous gift of $1 million to advance women in leadership within the college.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee BizTimes, March 13, 2019

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, March 15, 2019

The Commons wins a Milwaukee Business Journal Real Estate Award
The Commons, Marquette’s new residential hall, is among the winners of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2019 Real Estate Awards.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 14, 2019

Felicia Miller, associate professor and chair of marketing, discussed Boeing’s public relations strategy following two crashes and the grounding of its 737 Max 8 planes. “Based on the most recent communications, I think they’re doing what is typical, which is to choose what is the most likely cause behind the crisis.”

NPR story aired on Marketplace across dozens of stations nationwide, March 14, 2019

Tim Cigelske, director of integrated content in the Office of Marketing and Communication, commented on why Facebook Live viewers don’t often report dangerous or criminal situations they witness on the online service. “It's like calling 911 in an emergency,” he said. "We had to train people and make it easy for them. You have to train people in a new way if you see an emergency happening not in person but online,” he said.

Associated Press story appeared on Yahoo and dozens of other outlets worldwide, March 19, 2019

Timothy McMahon, associate professor of history, discussed the relationship between President Trump and Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in light of Brexit. “The United States and the Republic of Ireland have such close ties that it’s unlikely that anything permanently damaging would happen,” McMahon said. “Friendly disagreements happen in diplomacy all the time.”

Story appeared in the Washington Post, The Hilltop Monitor and The Toronto Star, March 14, 2019

Anthony Pennington-Cross, professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate, discussed his research into Airbnb rates in view of the Democratic National Convention coming to Milwaukee in 2020. Pennington-Cross predicts the average daily rate during the convention.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 14, 2019

Brian Troyer, dean of undergraduate admissions, commented on the national college admissions scandal. “We are called upon to keep a Marquette education accessible to a diverse population of students, and to offer personal attention and care to each member of our Marquette community, from the application process through commencement,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 15, 2019

Markus Howard advocates for mental health
Marquette Men’s Basketball standout and Big East Player of the Year Markus Howard openly shares his experience about attending therapy and the importance of mental health.

Story appeared on America Magazine's Jesuitical podcast, March 15, 2019


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