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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.

March 01, 2012


Kathleen Falk speaks at Marquette University
Kathleen Falk, one of the Democrats planning to challenge Gov. Scott Walker in a potential recall election, spoke at Marquette University Wednesday, Feb. 29, for Mike Gousha's "On the Issues" series.

Story appeared on, Feb. 29, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 29, 2012

Opportunities abound in Milwaukee for female engineers
As the country faces a critical need to increase the number of female students entering engineering programs and professions, Milwaukee institutions like Marquette University and its new state-of-the-art College of Engineering facility offer opportunities for female engineers to explore the field.

Opinion piece, written by Marquette alumna Julie Ledger, appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 23, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, commented on Gov. Scott Walker's efforts to get a mining bill passed, saying that time is running out in the session and if it doesn't get passed, people will see this state legislative session as unsuccessful.

Story appeared on, Feb. 28, 2012
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Despite rising costs, private colleges offer 'more bang for your buck'
As families of college-bound students maintain the tradition of strategizing for meeting the expense of a degree, many are finding that scholarships and supplemental aid offered by private schools like Marquette help make private education as affordable as state education.

Story appeared on, Feb. 24, 2012

Kohler Center to host workshop with Band of Angels consultant
The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship at Marquette University will host a free breakfast and workshop with Band of Angels consultant Tim Taylor, who will discuss building content for investor presentations.

Announcement appeared on, Feb. 24, 2012

Curtis Carter, professor of philosophy, wrote about the important role Milwaukee artists such as Jim Mitchell, Denis Kitchen and others played in the comix art movement.

Column appeared in Express Milwaukee, Feb. 29, 2012

Two Marquette faculty members commented on the Ryan Braun performance enhancing drug controversy.
Michael Wierzbicki, associate professor of psychology, stated that public opinion about who is at fault is mixed and it may remain that way for quite some time. David Leigh, clinical assistant professor of exercise science, commented on the idea that the chain of custody was compromised in Braun's PED case.

Story featuring Wierzbicki appeared on, Feb. 29, 2012

Story featuring Leigh aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WMLW-TV (CBS 41) and WISC-TV (CBS 3), Feb. 23 and 24, 2012

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, discussed the Wisconsin Supreme Court voting in favor of closed conferences, saying that she is disappointed in the decision.

Story appeared on, and, Feb. 27, 2012

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, said that if Romney were to win Tuesday's primary in Michigan—the state where he was born—people would perceive it as a "comeback."

Story appeared on, Feb. 28, 2012

Carolyn Smith, executive director of student health services, commented on running-associated injuries, saying that training errors such as increasing mileage too quickly, adding too long of a run, or suddenly adding hills or interval training are the number one cause of Achilles tendonitis.

Story appeared on, Feb. 27, 2012

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