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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.

April 05, 2012


CNN features Marquette's academic support system for athletes
In an extended feature story, CNN highlighted the support Marquette athletes get on and off the court. The Marquette men's basketball team has a graduation rate of 91 percent, one of the highest in NCAA Division I basketball.

Story aired on CNN, April 1, 2012
Related story appeared on, March 30, 2012

Marquette University program helping kids with autism
As national estimates of autism rise, the Marquette University Autism Clinic and Project and the PEERS social skills program are helping bright kids with the social disability better navigate the perilous teen years.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 2, 2012

Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology, commented on the proposed changes in the definition of autism stating that she believes there is a true increase in prevalence, not just detection.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 29, and on, April 2, 2012

Justice Elena Kagan spoke at Marquette's Law School, judged moot court competition
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke to students at Marquette Law School with Mike Gousha, where she shared her impressions on her career and the court. She also judged a student moot court competition.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,,, April 3-4, 2012

Gingrich hosts rally at Marquette University
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich rallied with supporters at Marquette University, despite announcing plans to scale back his presidential campaign.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,, and dozens of other outlets, March 30, 2012

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and other broadcast outlets statewide and nationwide, March 29-April 3, 2012

Area manufacturing growth slowed in March
According to a report from Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management, the recent trend of growth in Milwaukee-area manufacturing continued in March, but at a slower pace and with fewer new orders coming in.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 30, 2012

William Lobb, dean of the School of Dentistry, received the 2012 William J. Gies Award for Innovation from the American Dental Education Association.

Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 1, 2012

Tyler Martell, a Marquette sophomore, was elected to the Manitowoc City Council.

Story appeared on and, April 3-4, 2012
Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3) and WFRV-TV (CBS 5), April 4, 2012

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, commented on Wisconsin's upcoming recall election and the state's presidential primary.

Stories appeared on,,, and dozens of other outlets, March 30 - April 3, 2012

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, appeared live on WISN-TV to provide real-time election analysis with Mike Gousha.

Segment aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 3, 2012

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