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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.

December 15, 2011


The Gold 'n Blues help support the Boys & Girls Clubs
Marquette University's co-ed a cappella group, featured in Marquette's annual Christmas video singing "O Holy Night," will donate the proceeds of this and their other Christmas songs available on iTunes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Story appeared on, Dec. 11, 2011
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Dec. 10, 2011
Video appeared on, Dec. 13, 2011

Family donates $1 million to the new Engineering Hall
The Grochowski family made a $1 million donation to the new Marquette University Engineering Hall. The gift from Art and Marsha Grochowski was made in tribute to the hard work and dedication of Joseph and Placyda Grochowski and their four sons.

Story appeared on, Dec. 8, 2011

Marquette University Chorus will perform at the White House
Thirty representatives from the 50-member student chorus at Marquette University will perform at the White House Dec. 17 during its Holiday Open House.

Story appeared in AJCU Higher Ed News, Dec. 9, 2011
Story also aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Dec. 12, 2011

State schools stake claim to names on X-rated Internet sites
Marquette University, along with several state schools, is taking steps to monitor and possibly purchase ".xxx" domains that use the school's brand or trademark.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 13, 2011
Similar story appeared on and, Dec. 13 and 14, 2011

Marquette releases a statement about student's report of sex assault
Marquette confirmed that a student reported being sexually assaulted early Sunday morning, Dec. 4th. In accordance with university policy and state law, Marquette immediately contacted the Milwaukee Police Department's Sensitive Crimes unit, which is now investigating the reported incident.

Story aired on and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Dec. 10 and 11, 2011

Natalie Kulla, fifth-year civil engineering student and goalie on the women's soccer team, spoke about helping her family cope with a tornado that left her hometown neighborhood in ruins this summer.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Dec. 13, 2011

David Leigh, clinical assistant professor of exercise science, commented on the recent illegal substance charges against Ryan Braun, stating that often athletes take supplements that are not accurately labeled.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Dec. 12 and 14, 2011

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on two related stories on WUWM's Project Milwaukee series. Chowdhury discussed whether Gov. Scott Walker is right in claiming that Wisconsin is in a much better place with a balanced budget and improved business climate. Chowdhury also questioned the trade-off from new business incentives that will cost the state $2.3 billion over the next decade.

Story about Walker's claims aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Dec. 13, 2011
Story about new business incentives aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Dec. 13, 2011

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, commented on Wisconsin's voter ID law, stating that he doubts the entire law will be struck down but that the lawsuit might succeed, at least in part.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 14, 2011

Dwyane Wade, Marquette alumnus, NBA athlete and single father, is reaching out to fathers and sons through community groups and his nonprofit organization, Wade's World Foundation, to combat the statistic that 72 percent of African-American kids are being raised by a single parent, mostly women.

Story appeared on and, Dec. 10, 2011
Story appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Dec. 9 and 10, 2011

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