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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 22, 2011


Marquette University Chorus headed to White House
The Marquette University Chorus was invited to sing at a Holiday Open House on Dec. 17. Thirty representatives left Thursday, Dec. 15 to head to Washington, D.C.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), Dec. 15, 2011 and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Dec. 17, 2011

Similar stories about individual choir members appeared on, Dec. 16, 2011 and, Dec. 15, 2011

Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of the College of Engineering, discussed the future of engineering education and Marquette's new Engineering Hall.

Interview appeared on WUWM-FM (89.7), "Lake Effect," Dec. 21, 2011

63-year-old receives Ph.D. in biomedical engineering during Mid-year Commencement
Darrel Mazarri, 63, was one of more than 500 students that participated in Marquette University's Mid-year Commencement ceremony. Mazarri received his doctorate in biomedical engineering after 31 semesters and hopes to win the Nobel Prize one day.

Story aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), Dec. 18, 2011
Related stores aired on aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Dec. 18 and 19, 2011

Marquette University holiday card makes top in the nation list
Marquette University's holiday card, featuring Marquette's a cappella group, Gold 'N Blues, made the list for top higher education holiday cards in the country. Christmas songs sung by the Gold 'n Blues can be purchased on iTunes and proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee.

Story appeared on, Dec. 15, 2011
Related stories appeared on and, Dec. 20, 2011 and aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Dec. 16, 2011

William Thorn, associate professor of communication, commented that recent articles in The Kansas City Star newspaper sacrificed fairness and balance regarding allegations of abuse by a priest.

Story appeared on, Dec. 20, 2011

Marquette faculty discussed the potential recall election in multiple broadcast and online media outlets.

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, said that in the event of a recall election, name recognition will be important for the Democratic Party, and that Mahlon Mitchell of Madison would be a strong candidate.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX) and WMTV-TV (NBC), Dec. 15, 2011

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, admitted that he was wrong when he predicted that Wisconsinites were fatigued from recalls, but acknowledges a lot of bitterness toward Scott Walker.

Story appeared on, Dec. 15, 2011
Similar story appeared on, Dec. 16, 2011

Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, commented on the lawsuit filed by Friends of Scott Walker challenging the recall elections saying that the courts will respond to it swiftly.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX), Dec. 16, 2011
Similar story aired on KTSU-TV (FOX) Salt Lake City, Dec. 18, 2011

Gene Laczniak, chair and professor of marketing, discussed the recent trend of retail stores offering health services to customers.

Interview appeared on WUWM-FM (89.7), Dec. 22, 2011

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, said that except for special circumstances, the request for people to voluntarily quit their jobs seems odd, in response to Harley Davidson's decision to ask their employees to volunteer to quit their jobs.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 21, 2011

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on Wisconsin figures for home sales in November, saying that some regions of the state performed better, but that home sales in Wisconsin as a whole are on the rebound.

Story appeared on Wisconsin Radio Network, Dec. 20, 2011

Philanthropist David A. Straz, Jr., receives key to Tampa Bay
The Hon. David A. Straz, Jr., Marquette University alumnus and Trustee emeritus, received the key to Tampa Bay this week. Straz, 69, has made several significant charitable contributions to the university.

Story appeared in the St. Petersburg Times, Dec. 16, 2011

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