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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.

June 7, 2012


Plenty of national media for gubernatorial debate
The second and last debate between Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at Marquette's Law School had plenty of national media on hand to cover the debate.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 1, 2012
Related story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 2, 2012
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Debate coverage aired on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and numerous stations statewide, May 31 - June 1, 2012

Marquette faculty experts weigh in on gubernatorial recall election

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, appeared on PBS' Nightly Business Report and WUWM-FM (89.7) June 4-5, 2012

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, appeared on and, June 1 and 6, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, appeared on "CBS This Morning," PBS' "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," WMAQ-TV (NBC 5),,, and, June 1-5, 2012

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, appeared on,, and, June 1-5, 2012

Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, appeared on WUWM-FM (89.7) and, June 5-6, 2012

Gordon Hylton, professor of law, appeared on, June 3, 2012

Christopher Murray, visiting instructor at the Les Aspin Center for Government, appeared on, June 5, 2012

$1 million given to MU dental school
A Marquette University School of Dentistry alumnus is donating $1 million toward the school's 40,000-square-foot expansion. Dr. Rick Kushner's gift to the Building for the Future campaign will help create a fifth clinic within the School of Dentistry, to be named the Comfort Dental clinic, allowing the school's patient care practice to increase by 24 stations.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 5, 2012
Similar story appeared on and, June 4, 2012

Gary Stafford, chair and assistant professor of general dental sciences, Brian Hodgson, assistant professor of dental developmental sciences and pediatric dentistry, and Pradeep Bhaghavatula, assistant professor of dental clinical services, spoke out against Milwaukee Alderman Jim Bohl's proposed legislation to eliminate the city's water fluoridation program, citing fluoride's oral health benefits.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 31, 2012
Related story appeared on, May 22, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 1, 2012

Marquette student pursuing the American Dream
A recent graduate of Marquette University's biomedical sciences program, Shona Hang is a modern-day Wisconsin immigrant success story. Hang, a Manitowoc native, was born 23 years ago in a Thai refugee camp.

Story appeared in the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter, June 1, 2012

MU student film features James Foley
Marquette University alumnus James Foley was featured in a one-hour program about his six weeks of imprisonment in Libya. The presentation, a project by Marquette's Diederich College of Communication, discussed issues such as embedded journalists and combat reporting.

Story appeared on MPTV, June 6, 2012

Marquette hosted Cancer Survivorship Symposium
Marquette College of Nursing hosted the 3rd annual Wisconsin Cancer Survivorship Forum on June 6.

Story appeared on, June 6, 2012

Mark Eppli, professor and Bell Chair in Real Estate, discussed commercial development trends and said new apartment construction remains the strongest product segment within the industry.

Story appeared on JSOnline, June 7, 2012

Lisa Edwards, assistant professor of counseling and educational psychology, will speak at the last session of the spring Science Cafe series "Health Myths, Health Facts," June 19 at the Milwaukee Public Market.

Story appeared on, June 6, 2012

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