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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 12, 2012


Marquette named best return on investment in Wisconsin
Getting a degree at Marquette University is the best return on investment in the state of Wisconsin, according to data published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek's third annual list of best colleges for ROI.

Story appeared on and, April 9 and 10, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 10, 2012

Marquette University to help national network of Catholic high schools
Marquette University is supporting the Cristo Rey Network in a feasibility study that will determine whether the national network of Catholic high schools, which caters to low-income students and has a track record of getting many of those students to college, should expand into Milwaukee.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 11, 2012

Police report says Marquette players involved in altercation
A new Milwaukee Police report states that six Marquette players were involved in an altercation outside of a nightclub on Jan. 29. All six were ticketed for being underage.

Story appeared on, April 6, 2012
Similar stories appeared on, and numerous other websites, April 6, 2012

Dan Zitomer, professor and director of the Water Quality Center in the College of Engineering, is assisting the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District in identifying which industrial wastes would boost methane production more than others to help dispose of liquid wastes that have high concentrations of sugar, starch or protein.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 9, 2012

Justice Kagan speaks at Marquette
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan spoke at Marquette University Law School, giving insight to students on what exactly she and her colleagues do when ruling on a specific case. She also judged law students' moot court competition.

Story appeared on, April 6, 2012
Story also appeared on, April 3, 2012

Marquette students go without shoes for a good cause
More than 100 students went about their day barefoot as part of a national campaign called "One Day Without Shoes." The annual event was sponsored by TOMS, a company that sells shoes and donates a pair to needy children for every pair sold.

Story appeared on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 10, 2012

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, commented on the amount of money the Romney and Santorum campaigns spent on the Wisconsin primary, saying Romney outspent Santorum nearly 4 to 1 on TV ads. Wichowsky also commented on what Romney's win means to the Republican race.

Story appeared on, April 6, 2012
Similar story aired on WUWM-FM "Lake Effect" (87.9), April 4, 2012

Erik Ugland, associate dean for graduate studies and associate professor of broadcast and electronic communication, commented on TV stations releasing names of employees who signed the gubernatorial recall petition, saying that in a digital age where biased information is commonplace and reporters are also bloggers, such "extraordinary measures may seem a bit quaint" to them and the audience.

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

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, talked about world economy being realigned with a shift in purchasing power from Europe to Asia and Latin America.

Story appeared on, April 11, 2012

Margaret Sebern, associate professor of nursing, discussed a Marquette study that found up to half of heart failure patients are readmitted to the hospital within six months of discharge, and many of these readmissions are linked to inadequate self-care or family support.

Story appeared on, April 9, 2012

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