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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 17, 2011


Marquette students spend spring break building house
Students from Marquette University trekked 14 hours cross country to spend a week helping build a home for a family in need in Enid, Okla. This is the group's 26th year to come to Enid on a service trip to help Enid's Habitat for Humanity program.

Story appeared on, March 14, 2011

The Marquette University Law Library in Eckstein Hall was featured in American Libraries Magazine Design Showcase for its enhanced functionality, specifically on how well the space incorporates library elements throughout the building.

Story appeared on, March 17, 2011

Marquette students help document Arab Americans in Milwaukee
Enaya Othman, visiting assistant professor of foreign language and co-founder of the Arab and Muslim Women Research and Resource Institute, talked about the oral histories of Arab Americans in Milwaukee collected by Marquette students.

Interview aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), "Lake Effect," March 15, 2011

Gingrich to speak at Marquette

Former U.S. House Speaker and potential presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, will visit Marquette March 29 to promote a documentary about Pope John Paul II.

Story appeared on, March 16, 2011
Similar announcement appeared on, March 17, 2011

Wisconsin bill strips public unions of collective bargaining
Wisconsin's battle over the state budget intensified after Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill that removed public unions' collective bargaining rights. Marquette Law School experts weighed in on various aspects of the issue.

Rick Esenberg, professor of law, in separate interviews discussed how the missing 14 legislators can be compelled to attend legislative sessions, and explained the difference between a bill that spends money and a bill that has a fiscal impact. Reporter blog appeared on, March 12, 2011; story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 10, 2011
Peter Rofes, professor of law, discussed the legal ramifications of the untraditional way the collective bargaining bill was recently passed. Story appeared in the Green Bay Press Gazette, March 13, 2011
Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, discussed the challenges MPS will face now that Governor Walker's collective bargaining bill has passed. Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 15, 2011

Electric van on display at Green Energy Summit
Marquette student Scott Sullivan looks over the motor of a Ford E-350 van, which was converted from gasoline to electric power. The van will be used by the school's Department of Public Safety this summer.

Photo with caption appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 12, 2011

Teach for America founder talks about education debate
Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO of Teach for America, talked about her new book and the education debate happening around the country. Kopp was in Milwaukee for an "On the Issues" with Mike Gousha at the Marquette University Law School.

Interview aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), "Lake Effect," March 16, 2011

Reassuring news so far on Wisconsin students in Japan
A Marquette University student attending Sophia University in Tokyo e-mailed back to Milwaukee and reported no harm from the earthquake and tsunami centered in Sendai.

Story appeared in Business Journal of Milwaukee, March 3, 2011

Benjamin Brown, chair and professor of physics, spoke about the potential nuclear fallout and what Japan has to do to contain the crisis.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 14, 2011

Marquette University's Dental School is expected to receive $8 million for expansion in the 2011-2013 Wisconsin Capital Budget.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 14, 2011

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