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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.

June 16, 2011


Scholarship gifts honoring Marquette's Wild may surpass $30M
Marquette University officials estimate more than $30 million in scholarship funds have been donated in honor of retiring president Rev. Robert Wild, S.J. The university will honor Wild's leadership during a ceremony at the Bradley Center Thursday, June 16.

Story appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee, June 15, 2011 and on, June 16, 2011

Story aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), 10 p.m., June 15, 2011

Marquette Law Review finds Supreme Court referring to dictionaries more
A study conducted by The Marquette Law Review found that chief justices have used dictionaries in the courtroom nearly 300 times in the past decade to define various terms. Authors of the study urged justices to explain "when and how dictionaries should be used, how a specific dictionary should be chosen, and how to use a dictionary for interpretation."

Story appeared on and, June 13 and 14, 2011

Roberta Coles, chair and professor of social and cultural sciences,
discussed the increase in single-father households during the past couple of decades.

Interview aired on the nationally syndicated radio program The Take Away, which airs on more than 60 radio stations nationwide, June 15, 2011.

Imaging breakthrough provides unprecedented view of human eye
A team of researchers from Marquette University, Rochester, and the Medical College of Wisconsin are the first to see images of the light-sensing cells in human eyes known as rods. The breakthrough allows scientists to see the eye's cellular structure in unprecedented detail and will help doctors diagnose degenerate eye disorders sooner. Robert Cooper, a doctoral student, was a co-author of the study.

Story appeared on,,,, and, June 8-10, 2011

Fr. Bryan Massingale, associate professor of theology,
was one of four speakers at the National Association of Catholic Chaplains' 2011 conference held in downtown Milwaukee. Massingale said that to achieve unity, the Catholic Church must embrace diversity.

Story appeared in The Catholic Herald, June 9, 201

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice,
commented on the court's recent ruling allowing the collective bargaining provisions passed by the Wisconsin legislature to take effect.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (Fox 6), and extensive coverage on WTMJ-AM (620), June 14 and 15, 2011

Similar story appeared on, June 15, 2011

Nursing without borders

Anne Snuggerud is one of five Marquette nursing students who traveled to Piura, Peru, this summer to gain hands-on experience and further her education by providing care to the villagers.

Story appeared on, June 16, 2011

Haggerty to take 'Crossroads' exhibition into community

The Haggerty Museum of Art's newest exhibit will consist of window installations at the corner of 27th and Wells street.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 13, 2011

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law,
discussed ways progress is being made to improve reading skills among Wisconsin students.

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

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