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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.

January 05, 2012


2011 was a year for thinking big
In an opinion piece about Wisconsin in 2011, Marquette University was mentioned for its innovative new engineering complex, and Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, was highlighted for being the first to use brain scans to see whether social intervention in autistic teens causes changes in children's brains.

Opinion appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 1, 2012

Marquette Law School to co-host mental illness forum
Marquette Law School will host a community discussion related to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's "Imminent Danger" series, which focused on how best to care for those with mental illnesses who become dangerous to themselves or others. The forum, which will feature national experts, is Jan. 11.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 25, 2011

Marquette report shows Wisconsin manufacturing grew in December
Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management's monthly "Report On Business" showed continued growth in Milwaukee-area manufacturing from November to December.

Story appeared on, Jan. 2, 2012

Chicago Tribune retrospective includes Marquette coverage
A 14-month examination into the handling of sexual assault cases on Midwestern campuses, including at Marquette, prompted federal investigations and sweeping changes to how universities and prosecutors respond to reports.

Story appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Jan. 2, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, commented on the historic Iowa caucus results, saying that Rick Santorum had the "best news" of the night, because he had been polling in the single digits up until recently.

Story appeared on, Jan. 4, 2012
Similar story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3), Jan. 3-4, 2012

Kevin Craig, Greenheck Chair and professor of mechanical engineering, wrote an article comparing the concepts of education and religion versus learning and faith. Craig said that focusing only on education and religion results in a view that life is a test and that focusing on learning and faith results in a view that we are all works in progress.

Opinion appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 27, 2011

Olga Yakusheva, assistant professor of economics, spent the first holiday with her husband since 2004. Chief Warrant Officer Edward Naines recently returned home from Iraq for good. The couple and their two daughters are living in New Haven, Conn., while Yakusheva completes a research fellowship at Yale University.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 25, 2011

Laura Kestner, director career services, offered advice to recent college graduates. An etiquette expert, Kestner also appeared in an interview about wedding dos and don'ts.

Story appeared on "The Morning Blend" WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and, Dec. 26 and 28, 2011

Etiquette story appeared on "The Morning Blend" WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 3, 2012

Dennis Garrett, associate professor of marketing, commented on holiday sales and the spirited Christmas shopping this season.

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC), Dec. 23, 25-26, 2011

Buzz Williams stays true to self despite trying to lead Marquette to national prominence
Marquette head basketball coach Buzz Williams talks about how he is led by his faith and how he loves his players like they are his own kids. Williams vows to lead a normal life — taking time out for himself, taking his kids to school, tucking them into bed at night and making sure he doesn't lose sight of his humble beginnings.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 3, 2012

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