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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 30, 2010


Howard Fuller, the director for the Institute for the Transformation of Learning at Marquette University, is featured in the new movie "Waiting for Superman" as a national expert in education reform. He recently participated in a panel discussion about the movie.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 26, 2010

Academic centers merge to form statewide energy research powerhouse

Marquette University along with the three other largest engineering schools in the state and eight industry partners has formed the state's largest academic energy research organization, Wisconsin Energy Research Consortium.

Story appeared in the Wausau Daily Herald, Sept. 24, 2010

Want to stay slim? Get a chubby roommate

Researchers from the University of Michigan and Marquette University studied the dreaded "Freshman 15" by looking at the effect of random roommate assignments and gathered that the behaviors of roommates can be contagious when trying to stay healthy.

Story appeared on the Washington Post and 60 other websites, Sept. 23, 2010

Marquette's new law building dedicated
Marquette University's new law school building was made possible by a $51 million gift from an alumni couple; it remains as the second-largest gift to a law school within the U.S.

Announcement appeared in the Catholic Sentinel, Sept. 28, 2010

Susan Wood, chair and professor of theology, speaks about America's religious illiteracy, claiming there has been erosion of religious knowledge in students over the past 30 to 40 years.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 28, 2010

Steve Schultz, government and community affairs for the Office of Public Affairs, talked about efforts on Marquette's campus to encourage students to register and vote in the upcoming November elections. He commented that interest seemed to be lower for this election than in 2008.

Interview aired on WUWM 89.7 FM, Sept. 28, 2010

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, says that amid the economic turbulence, companies are moving cautiously and are reluctant to award significant raises.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 26, 2010

Susan Giaimo, visiting assistant professor of political science, who has followed the healthcare law, says that they are working out the insurance exchanges but guesses the number of uninsured people will go down.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 26, 2010

McGee Young, assistant professor of political science, discusses how voters will be paying close attention to Milwaukee city and county budget proposals in the election for governor's office.

Story appeared on, Sept. 23, 2010

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, gives insight on the "enthusiasm gap" there is between Democrats and Republicans for this year's elections.

Story appeared on, Sept. 23, 2010