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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 12, 2012


Year in review
Some of the top stories from Milwaukee's Catholic Herald include Marquette University's new president, Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., and his plan to keep old ideals alive in today's changing world. Marquette University also received $1 million for the new engineering building in honor of Father Edwin Grochowski, who served the archdiocese as a priest for 53 years.

Story appeared on, Jan. 11, 2012

MU students' website helps homeowners decipher water use
A student-run consulting business that began as a class project at Marquette University aims to give homeowners and businesses personalized information that can help them change habits, conserve water and save money.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 9, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 7, 2012

Forum on mental illness held at Marquette Law School
Marquette University Law School and the Journal Sentinel co-sponsored a forum to discuss the newspaper's "Imminent Danger" series, which looked at the effects of a federal lawsuit that led to a shift in the nation's mental health care. It has also led to an entrenched, often emotional, debate on where to draw the line between individual liberty and public safety.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 12, 2012
Editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 8, 2012
Related story appeared on, Jan. 8, 2012

Mary Ellen Stanek, member of the Marquette Board of Trustees, discussed with four other top money managers how to make long-term investment decisions with confidence. Stanek observed that the key to inflation is wages. With very high unemployment, she said, there is not any wage inflation.

Story appeared in Fortune magazine, December 2011
Story also appeared on, Dec. 14, 2011

Marquette's business school maintains accreditation
Marquette's College of Business Administration maintained its business and accounting accreditations from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.

Story appeared on, Jan. 5, 2012

Salvation Army gets 'virtual' red kettle with Marquette's help
Marquette's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and 94Labs held a Social Cause Hack-a-thon, which asked contestants to create an app that would address a societal need. The winning app was the "virtual red kettle" for the Salvation Army. Next holiday season, patrons will be able to remotely donate to the Salvation Army using the app.

Story appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal, Jan. 6, 2012
Story also aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WKOW-TV (ABC 10), Jan. 11, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, likened the operation to collect recall signatures to starting up a small business, saying that it was a question of how hard collectors were willing to work but also how many people were willing to sign the petitions.

Story appeared on, Jan. 8, 2012
Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 8, 2012

Mark Eppli, professor and Bell Chair in Real Estate, was named to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's board of directors.

Stories appeared on, and, Jan. 10-12, 2012

William Thorn, associate professor of journalism, commented on former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan's appointment to cardinal, saying that an American pope is not likely as long as the U.S. is a global superpower.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 7, 2012

Peter Rofes, professor of law, commented on an ordinance in Racine in which people are required to get permission to gather signatures for the recall effort, citing possible First Amendment issues.

Story appeared in the Racine Journal Times, Jan. 5, 2012

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