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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 08, 2012


New AD Williams settles into director's chair at MU
Larry Williams, Marquette University's new athletic director, is spending much of his time reviewing the athletic program, meeting with all of the head coaches and thinking about Marquette's place in collegiate athletics.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 3, 2012

Jae Crowder, senior forward for Marquette men's basketball, is the first player in Marquette history to be named Big East Player of the Year.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 7, 2012
Similar story appeared on, and, March 6, 2012

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), and 12 other stations March 5 and 6, 2012

In the same week, Crowder and senior Darius Johnson-Odom became the first pair of Marquette players to be named to the all-Big East Conference men's basketball first team in the same season since the school joined the league in 1989-'90.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 5, 2012

Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WBAY-TV (ABC 2) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 4, 2012

Marquette featured in '42 biggest moments in modern Milwaukee history'
Four events in Marquette University history, including the 1977 NCAA Championship, one staff member's involvement in the Chapter 220 program, the start of Al's Run and the Final Four appearance with Dwyane Wade, were named among the "42 biggest moments in modern Milwaukee history."

Story appeared in M Magazine, March 2012

Also in the March issue,
Michael Havice, associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication, commented on whether the film industry reflects society or if society reflects the film industry.

President of NAACP Milwaukee speaks at Marquette
James Hall, prominent civil rights attorney and president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP, spoke at the Marquette University Law School as part of the "On the Issues" series with Mike Gousha.

AP story appeared on,, and at least eight other websites, March 5, 2012

More Marquette students utilizing Milwaukee bus system
About 6,200 Marquette University students use the Milwaukee County bus system, thanks to U-Pass promotional efforts, easier access to receiving passes and an emphasis on the role of public transit in environmental sustainability.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 8, 2012

Marquette University board of trustees elects new members
Marquette University has announced the names of four new members of its board of trustees: Alfred "Allie" McGuire, Dr. Janis Orlowski, James Weiss and Thomas Werner.

Story appeared on and, March 1-2, 2012

Rana Altenburg, vice president of public affairs
and member of the Avenues West Board of Directors, commented on the proposed new building in a vacant space on N. 27th St. and W. Wisconsin Ave., stating that the office building would be a "catalytic development," helping attract other projects.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 8, 2012

Matt Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute, commented on the court's rulings regarding intentional injury, stating that "that's not a risk people assume. There's potential liability to those who suffer injury."

Story appeared on, March 4, 2012

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, commented on politics in Wisconsin, stating that in the U.S. Senate race, there are fascinating stories and big names and not a lot of people talking about it, because everything in Wisconsin politics has been overshadowed by the potential recall of Governor Walker. Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School poll, also commented on the race.

Story appeared on, March 2, 2012

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, commented on Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan's ruling that barred the enforcement of voter IDs despite his signature on a Walker recall petition, suggesting that Flanagan should have disclosed that he signed the petition and probably should not have heard the case.

AP story appeared on,, and at least 10 other websites, March 6-7, 2012

Kelli Jones, clinical instructor of nursing, was a guest on MPTV's Fourth Street Forum for a five-part series on health care. The episode, "The Poverty of Health Care," was hosted by the College of Nursing and filmed at Marquette University.

Story appeared on, March 2, 2012

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