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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 31, 2011

TOP STORIES

Sweet Season
The men's basketball season came to an end in the NCAA Sweet 16 against North Carolina after exciting wins against Xavier and Syracuse. The successful season put the spotlight on the team and coach Buzz Williams.

Story about the junior college experience of the players and coach Buzz Williams was highlighted in the New York Times, March 24, 2011

Jae Crowder's transition from junior college to the NCAA tournament was chronicled in the Times-Georgian (Carrollton, Ga.), March 25, 2011

A profile on coach Buzz Williams aired on National Public Radio, March 25, 2011

The Marquette women's team made it to the second round of their NCAA tournament with a win over Texas, 68-65. Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2011

Marquette and Buzz Williams finalize new deal
Marquette men's basketball coach Buzz Williams has finalized a new agreement with the university to extend his coaching contract.


Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 31, 2011, and more than 100 news and sports web sites

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (Fox 6), and various other stations statewide, March 29 and 30, 2011

Marquette University to offer domestic partner benefits to employees
Marquette University will offer domestic partner benefits to employees beginning in 2012. Marquette University President Father Robert Wild, S.J., said the decision is an extension of the Jesuit principle cura personalis.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Chicago Tribune, BizTimes.com, Chicagopride.com, Catholicculture.org, and several other news websites, March 24-28, 2011

Stories aired on WTAQ (97.5 FM and 1360 AM), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WSAW-TV (CBS 7), March 25-27, 2011


Gingrich keeps presidential talk alive
Marquette University hosted Former Speaker of the U. S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and his wife, Callista, for a screening of their documentary, "Nine Days that Changed the World." During his visit, Gingrich talked about his approach to politics and a possible bid in the 2012 presidential election.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wispolitics.com, March 30, 2011

Broadcast story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (Fox 6), March 27-30, 2011

Police investigate alleged sexual assault at Marquette University
Four Marquette University students are being investigated for an alleged sexual assault of a female student which occurred last October.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 28, 2011 and News.Gather.Com, March 30, 2011

Story aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WMLW-TV (CBS 41), WISC-TV (CBS 3) and WISN-AM (1130), March 28-30, 2011

Marquette University to host international conference on clergy sex abuse
Marquette University Law School's Restorative Justice Initiative will sponsor an international conference on clergy sex abuse, "Harm, Hope and Healing: International dialogue on the clergy sex abuse scandal," to explore the wide-ranging effects of the crisis and ways Catholics are addressing the damage.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, on TheRepublic.com and TodaysTMJ4.com, March 30 and 31, 2011

Story aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WSAW-TV (CBS 7), March 30, 2011

Abuse-survivor group seeks apology
A news conference by the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests addressed ongoing litigation involving the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus, which Marquette University President Robert Wild, S.J., oversaw from 1985-1991.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 31, 2011

Story aired in WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (Ch. 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (Fox 6), and WTMJ-AM (620), March 30, 2011

Legality of collective bargaining law questioned
Marquette University Law School professors have discussed the implementation of the collective bargaining legislation and the Legislative Reference Bureau's authority to turn the collective bargaining bill into law.

Story with Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 25, 2011

Story with Ed Fallone, associate professor of law, aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), March 25, 2011

Story with Rick Esenberg, visiting assistant professor law, aired on WTAQ-FM and WTAQ-AM (97.5, 1360), March 28, 2011, and WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 26, 2011

Ed Fallone, associate professor of law, and Rick Esenberg, visiting assistant professor law, discussed the bill with Wisconsin Public Radio, March 30, 2011

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, commented on an article written against the Wal-Mart discrimination case, stating that the authors of the article "suggest that their coining of this phrase gives them a unique right to define the terms and content of expert testimony offered in employment discrimination cases."

Story appeared in the New York Times, March 27, 2011

Marquette lecture on the existence of God proven through physics
Marquette University's Ciszek Lecture, "What Is Contemporary Physics Saying about Creation and God?" was present by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J., founder and head of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith and former president of Gonzaga University.

Story appeared in the Catholic Herald, March 24, 2011

The late John Grams, associate professor of communication, is remembered for his passion for music and contributions to the local radio community.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 24, 2011



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