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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 26, 2011


Student told he would never walk again, walks stage to get diploma
A week before his senior year, Marquette student Adam Rilott broke his neck in a car accident and was deemed a quadriplegic. On Sunday, he walked across the stage at Commencement.

Multiple stories appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and, May 20, 2011

Nearly 2,400 students participated in Marquette's 130th Spring Commencement ceremony.

Multiple stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 22-23, 2011

Related stories appeared on, May 23, 2011

Picture appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 23, 2011
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James Foley, a Marquette alumnus who was detained in Libya
with three other journalists since early April, is now free.

Multiple stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WGBA-TV (NBC 26), May 19-23, 2011

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

NCAA releases academic progress scores
The NCAA released the latest Division I Academic Progress Rate. The top score a team can receive is 1,000. The Marquette men's basketball team received a score of 980 while the women's team had a score of 985.

Story appeared in the USA Today, May 25, 2011
Related blog post appeared on, May 25, 2011

Questions surround use of Marquette law school court room for mock trial

In 2005 the lawyers of Rev. Don MacGuire used space at Marquette Law School to prepare for his case.

Multiple stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 19-20, 201

Vander Blue,
a men's basketball player, entered a plea of no contest to a municipal citation of disorderly conduct stemming from an incident last October outside a campus area restaurant.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the Piece County Herald, May 26, 2011

Similar stories aired multiple times on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (Fox 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-AM (620), May 25-26

Delta Dental of Wisconsin receives award from Marquette
Delta Dental, a not-for-profit dental service that administers dental plans for employers, received the Friend of the School of Dentistry award for its donations to the dental school, charitable outreach and research support.

Stories appeared on and, May 22, 2011

Rick Esenberg, visiting assistant professor of law and president of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty,
commented on the voter ID bill passage.

Multiple stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 19, 2011
Related story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 25, 2011

Rodrigo Morales, assistant professor of theology,
commented on the notion of the world ending on Saturday, May 21.

Story appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and, May 20, 2011
Similar story aired on WTMJ-AM (620), May 13, 2011

Real estate students gain valuable experience in Vegas
A group of nine Marquette business students got valuable on-the-ground experience in commercial real estate at this year's International Council of Shopping Centers convention in Las Vegas.

Story appeared on, May 24, 2011

Dave King, associate professor of management,
discussed the impact of the improving economy on merger and acquisition activity.

Story appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee, May 20, 2011
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