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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 10, 2012

TOP STORIES

Marquette alumnus and wife give $7.5 million to university
An anonymous Marquette alumnus and his wife will donate $7.5 million toward need-based science, technology and engineering scholarships, with the goal of producing graduates who help increase America's competitiveness in those areas.


Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9, 2012
Similar story appeared on BizJournals.com, MCTDirect.com and WUWM.com, May 8, 2012


Marquette's new simulation lab will train nurses for emergencies
Marquette University will partner with Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare to build a $4 million clinical simulation center at the College of Nursing that will be the first of its kind in Wisconsin and will allow the school to increase its incoming freshman nursing class by 25 percent.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on ChicagoTribune.com, May 10, 2012
Similar story appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee, May 4, 2012


Condition of Marquette student in balcony fall improves
A 21-year-old Marquette University student who fell off a balcony at an off-campus apartment building early Friday has been upgraded from critical condition to satisfactory condition, according to Froedtert Hospital.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 10, 2012
Original story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 5, 2012

Original story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 4, 2012


Marquette commercial pays tribute to Hank Aaron
A new Marquette commercial pays tribute to commencement speaker Hank Aaron, using vintage footage of Aaron as a player, a timeline of his accomplishments and inspirational quotes.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 9, 2012

Engineering Hall wins Best in Show at Top Projects 2011
The Marquette University Engineering Hall tied for Best in Show at The Daily Reporter's Top Projects 2011, recognized in particular for its design, which joins classrooms with lab space in the view of passersby.

Story appeared in The Daily Reporter, May 3, 2012


Marquette to host gubernatorial recall debate
Marquette University Law School, in conjunction with WISN's "Upfront with Mike Gousha," WisPolitics.com and Upfront affiliates, will host a statewide televised gubernatorial debate between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on May 31.

Story appeared on WisPolitics.com, Madison.com, WausauDailyHerald.com and multiple other news sites statewide, May 9-10, 2012

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WQOW-TV (ABC 18) and WKOW-TV (ABC 27), May 9, 2012


Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, was the featured expert on WBBM Newsradio's "Noon Business Hour" in Chicago. In this segment, he talked about the nation's employment numbers and offered predictions for GDP growth.

Interview aired on "Noon Business Hour" (WBBM-FM, Chicago), May 4, 2012 (Segment begins at the 03:35 mark)


Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, says she sees a month-long gubernatorial recall race focused on jobs, with both sides spinning the economic story to their benefit.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 9, 2012
Wichowsky also spoke about the recall election on WUWM-FM (89.7), May 9, 2012


George Koonce, director of development and Former Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks linebacker, recently submitted a doctoral thesis at Marquette University focusing on depression in life after the NFL.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 10, 2012

Blog post appeared on ESPN.com, May 9, 2012


Lynn Turner, professor of communication studies, commented on the recent Marquette Law School poll finding that a third of registered voters have stopped talking to others because of disagreements on the recall, stating the importance of listening to differing opinions.

Story appeared on StarTribune.com, Minnesota.CBSLocal.com, Minnesota.PublicRadio.com, SheboyganPress.com, PostCrescent.com and NECN.com, May 5, 2012


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