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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.

September 29, 2011


Marquette University inaugurates 23rd president
Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., was inaugurated as the 23rd president of Marquette University in a ceremony that included a processional of more than 100 college and university presidents and delegates from across the nation. An inaugural mass, presided over by Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki, was also held.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 24, 2011
Photo gallery of the inauguration ceremony appeared on, Sept. 23, 2011

Similar stories appeared on,,,,,,,, and Sept. 23-24, 2011

Stories on the inauguration mass aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 22-23

Stories on the inauguration ceremony aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WMLW-TV (CBS), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WGBA-TV (NBC 26) and WSAW-TV (CBS 7), Sept. 23-24, 2011

Largest public unions in Wisconsin don't pursue recertification
Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, and Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, discussed the decision of the largest public employee unions in Wisconsin not to seek recertification and the influence the unions can still have in bargaining.

Associated Press story with Secunda appeared on,,, and at least 13 other outlets, Sept. 22-23, 2011
Related stories with Maranto aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WUWM-FM (89.7), Sept. 22, 2011

Marquette business programs among top in national rankings
Three Marquette University College of Business Administration undergraduate programs have been ranked in the top 20 nationally by U.S. News & World Report. The college was ranked 81st among "Best Undergraduate Business Programs," up from 88 last year.

Story appeared on, Sept. 22, 2011
Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 26, 2011
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 23, 2011

Marquette neighborhood center awarded $1.5 million
The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant to implement a nurse-midwife practice and develop a breast-feeding support program for underserved, urban, at-risk African American women.

Story appeared on, Sept. 28, 2011
Reporter blog appeared on, Sept. 28, 2011

Michelle Johnson, research assistant professor of biomedical engineering, speaks about her work designing robotic assistive devices to aid stroke patients in their recovery.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7) "Lake Effect", Sept. 27, 2011

Wisconsin home sales
David Clark, professor of economics, interpreted the latest home sales numbers released by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

Related stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on, and, Sept. 26-27

Brewers mania

Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology, commented on the Milwaukee Brewers emotional impact on the community of Milwaukee, stating that a positive vibe can manifest itself in several ways.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Sept. 26, 2011

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, spoke about Harley-Davidson and its efforts to lobby the Chinese government to ease regulations that make it difficult to own and ride a motorcycle.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and, Sept. 28, 2011

Chowdhury also discussed the fluctuating gas prices.
Story appeared on and, Sept. 27, 2011

Christopher Murray, visiting instructor at the Les Aspin Center for Government, discussed U.S. Senator Ron Johnson's interest in serving as vice chair of the Senate Republican Conference.

Interview aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Sept. 22, 2011

Larry Watson, visiting professor of creative writing and literature, has had a memorable fall. Along with being impressed with his students at Marquette University, he published a new novel, "American Boy," and the Shorewood Reads program featured his classic novel "Montana 1948," and he continues to teach at Marquette University.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 25, 2011
Related blog posts appeared on, Sept 22 and Sept. 26, 2011


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