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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.

May 12, 2011


Howard Fuller, director and distinguished professor of the institute for the transformation of learning, discussed Gov. Scott Walker's proposal of a universal voucher system.

Story aired on National Public Radio, "All Things Considered," May 6, 2011 and WISN-TV (ABC 12), "Upfront with Mike Gousha," May 8, 2011

Related story appeared on, May 9, 2011

Sobelmans Pub and Grill opening new location at Marquette
Sobelmans Pub and Grill will open a second location at the corner of 16th and Wells on Marquette University's campus. Located in the space vacated by Angelo's Pizza, Sobelmans will feature its signature burgers and specialty pizza options.

Story appeared on,,, and, May 5-6 and 11, 2011

Similar stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 5, 2011 and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 6, 2011

Professors at Catholic colleges challenge John Boehner
Over 75 professors from prominent Catholic colleges, including Rev. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology, signed a letter sent to Congressman John Boehner, Speaker of the House. Boehner will be the commencement speaker later this month at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. The letter expresses that John Boehner has not represented Catholic moral teaching, citing the Republican-supported budget he shepherded through Congress.

Story appeared in the New York Times, May 12, 2011

Related stories appeared on the Chronicle of Higher Education, and, May 11-12, 2011

Joseph Daniels, professor of economics, commented on the success of "megachurches" that offer more than just religious services, stating that by giving churchgoers more options, it raises the level of commitment to the congregation and increases the religious capital that leads to higher levels of satisfaction and participation in the church.

Story appeared on, May 11, 2011

Roberta Coles, chair and professor of social and cultural sciences, discussed the increasing number of households in Milwaukee headed by a single woman. For the first time, U.S. Census Bureau figures show that less than half of Milwaukee households are occupied by married couples.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 12, 2011

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, spoke on a panel at Wayne State University discussing labor relations and collective bargaining.

Story aired on CSPAN 3, May 5, 2011

Olga Yakusheva, assistant professor of economics, spoke about how the profits that many local manufacturers are seeing are not necessarily translating into new job growth.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), May 6, 2011

Lisa Koenig, associate professor of dentistry and director of the Pre-doctoral Program in Oral Medicine and Oral Radiology, commented on the use of cone beam CT scans in dentistry, stating that because of their higher levels of radiation, they must be used cautiously. At the same time, the scans offer increased diagnostic value.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 9 and 10, 2011

Marquette 11th in men's basketball attendance
According to data compiled by SportsBusiness Daily, Marquette ranks 11th nationally for men's basketball attendance. Marquette drew 280,545 people over 18 home games, for an average of 15,586 per game.

Blog appeared on, May 9, 2011

James Bahcall, associate professor of dentistry and graduate program director of endodontics, has developed the "paper shower," a saline-soaked towelette with minimal alcohol content, which serves as both a body and face wipe, and a dry wipe, which absorbs the remaining moisture.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 11, 2011

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