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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.

February 16, 2012


Marquette students discuss public service and the state of politics
Six Marquette students from the Les Aspin Center for Government spoke about leadership and the future of Wisconsin politics as part of "Commitment 2012 Special Report — Divided We Stand."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 9, 2012
Video of the interview is also available at

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, was interviewed by National Public Radio's national bureau about Wisconsin's labor economy in view of President Obama's recent visit to Milwaukee-based Master Lock. Chowdhury wrote a related opinion piece in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the state's "skills gap."

Interview aired on NPR nationwide at 8 a.m., Feb. 15, 2012
Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 15, 2012

Tommy Walls, Marquette sophomore, wrote about the benefits of TRIO, an academic aid program that serves as a model of what is working financially and academically nationwide.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 14, 2012

Marquette closely monitoring new Obama health care bill
Marquette University is closely monitoring the status of President Obama's new health care bill, which could require religious organizations to offer birth control insurance coverage to employees.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 9-10, 2012 and
appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 11, 2012
Similar story appeared on, Feb. 12, 2012

Obama leads Republican Mitt Romney in Wisconsin
The most recent Marquette University Law School poll shows President Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney 48 percent to 40 percent in Wisconsin. Obama recently visited the state, which could become a split-decision state.

Associated Press story appeared on more than a dozen online media outlets, Feb. 14-15, 2012

Paula Papanek, associate professor and director of exercise science, commented on Ryan Braun's steroid accusation case, stating that it is not unheard of for makers of dietary supplements to spike their products.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 13, 2012

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, commented that President Obama used his Master Lock appearance to promote his economic agenda.

Story appeared on, Feb. 15, 2012

Jack Sneesby, adjunct assistant professor of dentistry, was awarded an honorary bachelor of science degree from Providence College, where he attended school before leaving to fight in World War II.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 9, 2012

Bruce Boyden, assistant professor of law, discussed the legality of using a GPS device on someone else's car without the owner's consent.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 9, 2012

Mark Eppli, professor of finance and Bell real estate chair, predicted continued stagnation in home sales in Wisconsin in 2012.

Story appeared on, Feb. 10, 2012

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