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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 23, 2012


Obama approval linked to order of poll questions
A polling experiment into the effects of question order came as part of a poll of Wisconsin voters conducted by Marquette University Law School — one of a series the school plans to conduct this year in one of the nation's most hotly contested states.

Story appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Feb. 23, 2012

Marquette Law School poll shows Obama leading rivals, Walker's favorability dipping and Thompson leading Baldwin
The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, shows Barack Obama leading each of his four Republican rivals in Wisconsin. For Gov. Scott Walker, the poll shows 46 percent of those surveyed have a favorable opinion of him, compared to 48 percent unfavorable. The results also show former Gov. Tommy Thompson leading Rep. Tammy Baldwin, 48 percent to 42 percent, in a senatorial race.

Story appeared on,,, and hundreds of other news outlets, Feb. 22, 2012

Story aired on MSNBC, WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WGBA-TV (NBC 26), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WISC-TV (CBS 3), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), WMSN-TV (FOX 47), WMTV-TV (NBC 15), WEAU-TV (NBC 13), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WJFW-TV (NBC 12), WDIO-TV (ABC) and WUWM-FM (89.7), on Feb. 22, 2012

A video of Charles Franklin, director of the poll, discussing the latest results, appeared on, Feb. 22, 2012

Hank Aaron to speak at Marquette University's spring graduation
Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron will be the commencement speaker at Marquette University's spring graduation, where he will also receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,, and, Feb. 16, 2012

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 16, 2012

Worker talent will drive success, Manpower leader says
More than 200 students, business leaders and Marquette University alumni attended the College of Business Administration's annual Business Leaders Forum to hear ManpowerGroup CEO Jeff Joerres talk about the future of business and what companies need to do to reach the next level of innovation.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 18, 2012

The Perfectionist
Buzz Williams came from nowhere and is doing everything possible to make sure he never returns. But the Marquette basketball coach's obsessive style has somehow left some time for love.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, February 2012

Broadcaster Enberg takes up the cause of the pause at Marquette lecture
Broadcaster Dick Enberg spoke about his time in the industry and gave students life advice as the featured speaker at the Axthelm Lecture at Marquette University.

Blog post appeared on, Feb. 16, 2012

Marquette University frats put on probation for "drinking parties" Marquette University has placed six fraternities on probation for planning a party involving alcohol. The probation will last through the fall semester of 2012.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 21, 2012
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 20-21, 2012

Marquette recruitment program benefits Latinos
The Health Careers Opportunity Program at Marquette is a federally funded program that provides opportunities for disadvantaged students who are interested in health professions.

Story aired on ¡Adelante! on Milwaukee Public Television, Jan. 24, 2012

David Clark, professor of economics, who also consults for the Wisconsin Realtor Association, commented on the rise of home sales and how the real estate market is tied to the job market.

Story appeared on,, and at least 10 other outlets, Feb. 20-21, 2012

Margaret Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing, said that getting specialty care for patients covered by state health programs is the most difficult part of community care.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 19, 2012

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