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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 31, 2012


Latest Marquette poll shows Walker leading Barrett
A Marquette Law School poll released May 30 shows Governor Scott Walker leading Democratic challenger Tom Barrett by 7 percent in next week's recall election, and President Obama leads Mitt Romney 52 percent to 40 percent among registered voters in the state.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 31, 2012
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Story aired on Fox News, MSNBC, WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), and numerous outlets statewide, May 30-31, 2012

Undocumented student leads fight for citizenship
Recent Marquette graduate Maricela Aguilar took the bold step of "coming out" three years ago as an undocumented student. Aguilar shared her story as part of a national movement by illegal immigrant students to push for passage of the DREAM Act. The act did not pass, but Aguilar continues the fight today.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 28, 2012

Walker, Barrett to square off in debate
Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett will face each other for a second time before voters go to the polls on June 5. On Thursday, they are scheduled to appear at Marquette University Law School's hosted debate.

Story appeared on, May 25, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WSAW-TV (CBS 7), WISC-TV (CBS 3) and WMSN-TV (FOX 47), May 25-29, 2012

Cristo Rey looks to open school in Milwaukee
A private Catholic school network that focuses exclusively on low-income students may open a school in Milwaukee. Next month, Marquette University's College of Education will launch a yearlong feasibility study, headed by Dean William Henk.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), May 29, 2012

Mobile dental clinic bringing relief to children who lack access to dental care
Marquette dental students, along with the Tri-County Community Dental Clinic's staff, volunteer dentists and hygienists, have treated 33,674 patients in 55,168 oral health care visits on their mobile dental bus. The bus provides free oral health services to underprivileged children and adults in Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties.

Story appeared on and, May 24-25, 2012

Milwaukee-area sees growth in manufacturing in May
The recent growth in Milwaukee-area manufacturing continued in May, albeit at a moderate level, according to data released Thursday from Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management.

Story appeared on and, May 31, 2012

Tax documents reveal income of MU's Williams
Newly released tax documents from Marquette, which are public record and are sent to the Internal Revenue Service each year, indicate head men's basketball coach Buzz Williams earned $1,736,453 for the year ending June 30, 2011. Williams earned a base salary of $1,001,125, was paid a $69,000 bonus, earned $19,600 in retirement or other deferred compensation, and earned $15,478 in nontaxable benefits.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 26, 2012
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Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on the top issue in the recall election: the final job numbers released by the government. Chowdhury said the normal procedure for obtaining those numbers is the state gathers the employment data from more than 90 percent of state businesses and then submits it to the federal government for review.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 25, 2012

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, discussed the termination of the Milwaukee Institute for Academic Achievement from participating in the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program.

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

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, discussed the Wisconsin Democrats' need to pick up one of four GOP-held Senate seats to regain a majority of the state senate.

Story appeared on, May 23, 2012

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