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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 15, 2012


Elyse O'Callaghan, engineering student and a member of Engineers Without Borders, along with Bernard Amadei, founding president of Engineers Without Borders USA, discussed the profession's commitment to social welfare in the world. Amadei presented the keynote address at Marquette University's Mission Week in February.

Interview appeared on "Lake Effect" (WUWM-FM), March 14, 2012

The Marquette University band had the opportunity to meet Al Roker and other hosts of "The Today Show" during a trip to New York City for the Big East tournament.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), March 8, 2012

Marquette spends big on basketball program
The competitiveness of Marquette's men's basketball team, which resulted in a number 3 seed in this year's NCAA basketball tournament, comes with a price: $10.3 million. That's the amount Marquette spent on its Golden Eagles basketball program in the 2010-2011 season, the fourth-highest amount of the basketball programs that made it into the NCAA tournament this year.

Story appeared on, March 13, 2012

Donate and vote for your favorite Marquette jersey
Just in time for March Madness, Marquette tips off a donation game that allows you to vote for your favorite men's basketball jersey. Each donation of $10 (proceeds support the Marquette Blue & Gold Fund) enters you in a drawing for an authentic, game-worn jersey.

Blog appeared on, March 6, 2012

Conference to help businesses land federal contracts
The Marquette College of Business Administration's Center for Supply Chain Management and the Wisconsin Procurement Institute will present a two-part, daylong series on March 17 with presentations and panel discussions focusing on how Wisconsin and northern Illinois firms can tap into federal contract opportunities.

Story appeared on, March 9, 2012

Three Marquette faculty members commented on two court decisions that invalidated the state's new voter ID law:

Ed Fallone, professor of law, discussed the high probability that the injunction will end up before the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-AM (620) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 12-13, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of public policy and law, discussed the strong language in Wisconsin's constitution and if the voter ID injunction will be overturned.

Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3), March 12, 2012
Similar interview appeared on WISC-TV (CBS 3), March 13, 2012

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, discussed how she believes Judge Flanagan should have disclosed the fact he signed the gubernatorial recall petition before he ruled on the voter ID issue.

Associated Press story appeared on and at least six other websites, March 8, 2012
Related column appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 8, 2012
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 8, 2012

Julie Ledger, Marquette alumna and Opus Development vice president, discussed the growing need for more engineers and how many great resources are in Milwaukee, including Marquette's new College of Engineering facility.

Interview appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee, March 14, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, discussed how the standoff over Iran's nuclear program has pushed oil prices higher.

Story appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 12, 2012

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