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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 30, 2011


Athan Theoharis, professor emeritus of history, discussed the recent arrest of fugitive mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger who was on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list. Theoharis wrote "Abuse of Power: How Cold War Surveillance and Secrecy Policy Shaped the Response to 9/11."

Interview aired on the nationally syndicated radio program The Take Away, on more than 60 radio stations nationwide, June 24, 2011

Story about Theoharis and "Abuse of Power" appeared on, June 15, 2011 and reposted by, June 25, 2011

Marquette's Butler has special night
After being selected in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler was introduced to the Chicago media.

Similar stories appeared on and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times and the Tomball Potpourri, June 24, 2011

Related stories during multiple broadcasts aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (Fox 6), WMLW-TV (Ch. 41), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WBAY-TV (ABC Green Bay-Appleton),WBEZ-FM-NPR (Radio Chicago), CLTV-CABLE (Chicago), WGN-CW (Chicago) and WLS-ABC (Chicago), June 23-28, 2011

Marquette University's procedure for reporting sexual assaults is discussed following recent media stories.

Editorials appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and, June 29, 2011

Related story appeared on Chicago Huffington Post, June 24, 2011

Investigations begin into Wisconsin Supreme Court incident
Two agencies are investigating a claim by Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley that Justice David Prosser put her in a chokehold earlier this month. Professors from Marquette's Law School discussed the claim and the operations of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Stories with Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice, appeared on WTMJ-AM (620) WKOW-TV (Madison), June 30, 2011 and on, June 30, 2011

Stories with Peter Rofes, professor of law, appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 27, 2011 and on WISN-TV (ABC 12), and WUWM-FM (89.7), June 27-28, 2011

Money proposed to counter Milwaukee foreclosures
The Wisconsin Attorney General has announced a $230,000 grant to prevent foreclosures in Milwaukee. The grant awarded to Marquette will let the university keep two people on staff to offer legal counseling and mediation between homeowners and lenders.

Story appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee, June 24, 2011
Similar story appeared on and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 27, 2011

Community Health in Peru: The Journey Begins
Five Marquette University nursing students began a much-anticipated journey to Piura, Peru. The students will have a month-long clinical that includes working in a hospice, home visits to nearby villages, and time in a local emergency room.

Story appeared on, June 21, 2011

Les Aspin hosting good governance training program
Marquette's Les Aspin Centre for Government is holding a five-week anti-corruption and good governance training for civil society leaders, senior government officials and journalists from six African countries.

Story appeared on, June 27, 2011

Image by image, artists build impact in the Haggerty
"Seeing in Sequence" recently opened at the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University and shows eight very different artists circling around their particular subjects day in and day out.

Story appeared on, June 28, 2011

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, discussed lower gas prices and how that should help with economic growth.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WMLW-TV (Ch. 41) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 28-29, 2011

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, discussed the recent decision by the Milwaukee Teachers' Education Association to not renegotiate their contract.

Interview appeared on WTMJ-AM (620), June 30, 2011

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