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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 19, 2011


Alumnus James Foley released after being held captive in Libya
James Foley, who was detained in Libya with three other journalists since early April, is now free. According to a Libyan spokesperson, Foley completed an administrative hearing prior to his release.

Story appeared on, May 18, 2011

Multiple stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WMLW-TV (CBS 41), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WLUK-TV (FOX 11) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 17-18, 2011

Marquette Law School hosts "What Now Milwaukee"
Mike Gousha moderated a forum on behalf of the Marquette University Law School and the Milwaukee Press Club. "What Now Milwaukee" provided an opportunity for the area's top political, business and education leaders to discuss how the city can move forward given new budget hurdles.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on, May 19, 2011 Related article about extending the Miller Park tax appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 19, 2011

Event announcement aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 18, 2011

Howard Fuller, director of the Marquette University Institute for the Transformation of Learning, discussed Governor Walker's proposal to expand the school voucher program.

Story appeared on, May 14, 2011

Similar story aired on WHA-TV (PBS 21), "Here and Now," May 13, 2011, and WITI-TV (Fox 6), May 15, 2011

Fuller recently was awarded the John T. Walton Champions for School Choice Award at the second annual National Policy Summit of the American Federation for Children in Washington, D.C.

Story appeared on and, May 13 and 15, 2011

Experiment shows how to defuse the power of peer pressure
Steven Franzoi, professor of psychology, helped explain and analyze how teenagers make decisions and the influence of peer pressure. The analysis was part of a social experiment to see if teenagers would get into a vehicle with a peer who had been drinking.

Story airing the experiment and teenagers' decisions aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 17, 2011

Story where Steven Franzoi talked with teenagers and parents aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 18, 2011

Sarah Peck, chair of the Department of Finance, discussed the 27% increase in average pay for Wisconsin corporate CEOs in 2010. Peck said, "Some of the companies that drove this unemployment and imposed pay cuts are doing well because of the cuts. It's kind of a hard pill to swallow."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15, 2011

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, commented on Senator Kohl's retirement and the upcoming U.S. Senate race.

Story appeared on, May 17, 2011

Multiple stories aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), May 13, 2011

Paul Katzman, assistant dean for career planning in the Law School, discussed the hardships that graduating law students face given the current job market.

Story appeared on, May 13, 2011

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote about the negative impact that increased class sizes will have on K-8 grades in Milwaukee's public schools.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15, 2011

Pay for Buzz Williams among top in college basketball
Buzz Williams received a substantial raise when he signed a new contract with Marquette on March 30, putting him among the highest paid college basketball coaches in the country.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 15, 2011

Marquette recognizes alumnus during award ceremony
Robert Liners, DDS, was honored with the Distinguished Alumnus in Dentistry Award from the Marquette University School of Dentistry. Liners has dedicated his life to bringing dental assistance to individuals in need around the world.

Story appeared in The New York Irish Emigrant, May 16, 2011

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