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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.

May 3, 2012


New Law School poll shows Walker and Barrett in tight race, Obama with lead
The newest Marquette University Law School poll shows Gov. Scott Walker in a tight race with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, the likely Democratic challenger in Wisconsin's June 5 gubernatorial recall election.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 3, 2012
Video appeared on, May 2, 2012

Similar and related stories appeared on,,,,,,, and at least 100 other websites, May 2, 2012

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WQOW-TV (ABC 18) and multiple other stations statewide, May 2, 2012

Christopher Okunseri, associate professor of public health dentistry,
found in a study funded by the National Institutes of Health that painkillers were prescribed in three out of every four visits to the ER for dental complaints from 1997 to 2007.

Story appeared in the New York Times, April 30, 2012
Similar story appeared on, and May 1, 2012

Risa Brooks, assistant professor of political science, wrote a piece for titled "Homegrown terror isn't just Islamist," in which she argues that while Americans mistakenly associate homegrown terror just with jihad, it's crucial to focus efforts on extremists of all kinds.

Story appeared on, May 3, 2012

Milwaukee-area manufacturing growth continued in April
According to the latest report by the Marquette University Center for Supply Chain Management, the recent trend of growth in the Milwaukee area's manufacturing sector continued in April.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 1, 2012
Story also appeared on,, and, April 30, 2012

Scholarship honors African American law students at Marquette
The "VelanDale" Scholarship Awards Dinner recognized the life and legacy of the Honorable Vel Phillips and attorney W. Dale Phillips, and is awarded to African American law students at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin.

Story appeared on, April 28, 2012

Marquette receives grant from the Bader Foundation
As part of the Helen Bader Foundation's $1.1 million donation to Milwaukee area agencies for workforce development, Marquette University received a $10,000 grant to generate social innovative ideas.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 26, 2012

Allison Hyngstrom, assistant professor of physical therapy, received the 2012 Eugene Michels New Investigator Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 30, 2012

Rev. Steve Avella, professor of history, defined interdict in the Catholic Church as "a very severe penalty that effectively prohibits the Catholic sacraments from being celebrated."

Story appeared on,, and and, April 29-30, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on Wisconsin leading the nation in job losses but improving on the unemployment rate.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 28, 2012

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, addressed Oconomowoc High School's successful decision to reformat their curriculum amid Act 10 and Wisconsin education cuts.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 29, 2012

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