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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.

July 28, 2011


Abdur Chowdhury, professor and chair of economics, wrote about the national debt crisis and the implications that delaying raising the debt ceiling could have.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 26, 2011

Chowdhury also commented on job creation in Wisconsin on WITI-TV (Fox 6) on July 22, 2011

Matthew Mitten, professor and director of the National Sports Law Institute, commented on the proposed changes to NCAA scholarships which would allow schools to pay athletes more than the cost of attending school.

Stories appeared on, July 14 and July 15, 2011
Related article appeared on, July 27, 2011

Dispute over state grant for dental program at Marshfield
The State of Wisconsin has clarified that a $10 million grant to Marshfield Clinic cannot be used to support the construction of a dental school. The Wisconsin Dental Association and Marquette University supported the original intent of the grant to develop a post-baccalaureate and residency program at the clinic.

Story appeared on,, and, July 23-27, 2011
Similar story aired on WSAU-AM (550), July 25, 2011

Maio (Grace) Wang, professor of economics, commented on the move of the GE Healthcare X-ray equipment headquarters from Waukesha to Beijing, saying that the move is not surprising given the growth in China and other Asian markets.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 26, 2011

Former Packers linebacker raises awareness for Urban Scholars Program
George Koonce, a linebacker on the Green Bay Packers 1996-97 Super Bowl championship team, raised awareness for the Marquette University Urban Scholars program, which provides scholarships to students who are typically first-generation college students.

Story appeared on, July 27, 2011

Haggerty Museum of Art hosts work from two Wisconsin artists

Marquette University Haggerty Museum of Art is exhibiting "Ruth Grotenrath and Schomer Lichtner: Interior/Exterior," a collection from two Wisconsin artists, through Aug. 7.

Story appeared on, July 27, 2011

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the decline of Wisconsin home sales and prices in the past month.

Story appeared on and July 22 and 23, 2011

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, discussed the positives and negatives in Governor Scott Walker's vision for Wisconsin public schools.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 24, 2011

College of Nursing announces new associate dean
Robert Topp has been named the associate dean of research at the Marquette University College of Nursing.

Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 24, 2011

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, commented on the recent recall elections that came about from the fight over collective bargaining rights for state workers.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 21, 2011

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