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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 23, 2011


$43 million in thanks to Marquette's Father Wild
Nearly 800 Marquette alumni, faculty, staff and friends gathered at the Bradley Center to say goodbye to Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J. A campaign honoring Father Wild's leadership, Legacy of Leadership, raised more than $43 million in scholarship funds.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 17, 2011
Similar stories appeared on and Business Journal of Milwaukee, June 16-17

Story aired during multiple broadcasts on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (Fox 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 16-17, 2011

Related blog post by WTMJ-AM's (620) Gene Mueller, June 17, 2011

Marquette revises sex assault policies
Marquette University is now referring any reported incident of sexual assault to the Sensitive Crimes Unit of the Milwaukee Police Department. Marquette President Robert A. Wild, S.J., announced that change in a letter to faculty, staff, students, and parents. A victim in one incident spoke publicly about her experience.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Chicago Tribune, and on Inside Higher Ed and Bellingham Herald, June 22-33, 2011

Story aired on multiple broadcasts on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (Fox 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-AM Part 1, Part 2 (1130) and WMLW-TV (TV-41), June 22 and 23, 2011

Chicago Tribune reporter Ryan Haggerty, talked about the article he wrote with WTMJ-AM (620), June 22, 2011

Draft predictions for Jimmy Butler
Jimmy Butler discussed the struggles he has overcome in pursuit of his goal of playing in the NBA "Who would've thought that a small-town kid would become a half way decent player in college and now has a chance to be drafted in the NBA? I know I can overcome anything if I just take everything one day at a time."

Story appeared on, June 18, 2011
Similar stories appeared on,, Your Houston News, and over 200 other outlets, June 16-23, 2011

Myths of the Criminal Justice System: Part 2
A look at 2006 affirmance rates in criminal appeals published in the Marquette University Law Review put the reversal rate of guilty verdicts at about 12 percent. The Marquette article looked at a multi-state study from the late 1980s that found about 70 to 80 percent of guilty verdicts were upheld on appeal.

Story appeared in the Huffington Post, June 22, 2011

David Clark, professor of economics, analyzed home sales and discussed differences between 2010 and 2011, "There were an awful lot of sales that were pushed into the first half of last year. It will be at least the fourth quarter of 2011 before the comparisons aren't distorted significantly by that (tax credit) program."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 21, 2011
Similar stories appeared in the Appleton Post-Crescent and the Green Bay Press Gazette, June 21, 2011

Milwaukee's Music Mother Lode
The Marquette University Raynor Memorial Libraries house several special collections, including the papers of J.R.R. Tolkien and the Catholic Worker Movement. Perhaps more surprising is the archive of Milwaukee music.

Story appeared in the Shepherd Express, June 22, 2011

WDA Mission of Mercy to deliver $1M in free care
Dental workers, Marquette University School of Dentistry students, and community members will provide $1 million in free dental care as part of the third annual Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy.

Story appeared on (Wausau) and, June 16 and 20, 2011

Srinivas Durvasula and Steven Lysonski, professors of marketing, received the 2011 Best Paper Award from the Journal of Consumer Marketing.

Story appeared on, June 19, 2011

Carolyn Smith, executive director of Student Health Service, bested her own age group record for a 12-hour run in the FANS 12-Hour in Minnesota. Smith's 83 miles won the race overall and the performance helped solidify her place on the U.S. 100K World Championship team for a sixth time.

Blog post appeared on, June 21, 2011

Kevin Craig, Greenheck Chair and professor of engineering, discussed how a model-based design improves motor selection for a motion application.

Article appeared in, June 23, 2011

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