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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 17, 2012


Marquette Law School poll shows Gov. Walker leads Barrett
The most recent Marquette Law School poll showed Gov. Scott Walker leading Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett 50 percent to 44 percent among likely voters. For the November election, President Barack Obama is tied with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 46 percent to 46 percent, among likely voters.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 17, 2012
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Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), FOX News and numerous other stations statewide, May 16, 2012

Marquette University elects new Board of Trustees chairman
Marquette University's Board of Trustees has elected Charles "Chuck" Swoboda as its new chairman. Swodoba, a Marquette alumnus and parent, is chief executive officer of Cree, Inc.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 12, 2012
Story also appeared on and, May 11, 2012

Hank Aaron steps up to the commencement plate Sunday
Marquette University's 131st commencement is May 20 at the Bradley Center. Milwaukee native and Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. "Bud" Selig will introduce 2012 Commencement speaker and baseball legend Hank Aaron. As part of the ceremony, Aaron will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree.

Story appeared on and, May 16, 2012

Parents of injured student thank Marquette community
The parents of a Marquette University student injured in a fall from a balcony at an off-campus apartment building thanked faculty, staff and students for their support during the week after the incident. In a statement, Terry and Jackie Brewster sent special thanks to the university's College of Nursing, in which their son, Tyler Brewster, 21, is enrolled as a junior.

Story appeared on,, May 10, 2012

Story also aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WLUK-TV (FOX) and WMTV-TV (NBC 15), May 10-11, 2012

Knee injuries in women linked to motion, nervous system differences
Researchers at Marquette University collaborated on a study suggesting women are more prone to knee injuries than men. It shows that males and females differ in the way they transmit the nerve impulses that control muscle force.

Story appeared on, May 11, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, explained why it is unusual to use Department of Workforce Development job numbers in lieu of Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 16, 2012

Similar stories appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 16, 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 on, May 16, 2012

Sarah Peck, chair and associate professor of finance, discussed the gap in taxes paid by CEOs compared to worker pay nationally. "It doesn't seem like the pay gap is helping shareholders, and we know that workers are having a tough time," Peck said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 14, 2012

Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, will be featured as one of eight JSOnline community bloggers for Purple Wisconsin. The bloggers will be commenting throughout the year on state and regional issues.

Announcement appeared on, May 12, 2012

Julie Tolan, vice president for university advancement, announced to staff that she would leave the school effective June 30 to pursue leadership opportunities outside of Marquette. Under her leadership, Marquette achieved record-breaking fundraising success with more than $100 million raised in 2007 and 2008 and $75 million raised in 2010.

Story appeared on, May 14, 2012

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