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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 21, 2012


Thompson leads 'undecideds,' others in Senate race poll
Tommy Thompson holds more than a 2-1 lead over the closest of three party rivals in the state's GOP Senate primary race, according to a new poll by Marquette Law School. Twenty-five percent of the 344 likely primary voters polled were undecided. The survey also shows President Barack Obama leading his GOP challenger, Mitt Romney, in Wisconsin 49 percent to 43 percent.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 20, 2012
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Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and numerous other stations statewide, June 20, 2012

Undocumented student happy, but cautious
Recent Marquette alumna and one of Milwaukee's undocumented students Maricela Aguilar, who three years ago "came out" along with other students to push for the DREAM Act, said she was "very glad" to hear President's Obama's announcement that illegal immigrants who came here as children will not be deported.

Story appeared on, June 18, 2012
Similar story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 15, 2012

Kelly Campbell, nurse manager at the Marquette Neighborhood Health Center,
commented on the Affordable Care Act, saying, "We're very concerned if the Affordable Care Act would be overturned because when patients, especially those with chronic health conditions do not receive ongoing care, they will eventually re-enter the healthcare field a lot sicker than they left."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), June 18, 2012

Former MU student hacked into computer, complaint says
Former Marquette student and technician Christopher Cichon, 21, hacked into a university residence hall official's computer. Marquette University administrators alerted the Milwaukee Police Department in early February after discovering a suspicious email in the official's inbox. Cichon withdrew from Marquette in February and he now faces a fine of up to $10,000 and imprisonment for up to nine months.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 20, 2012
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Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), June 19-20, 2012

Local Marquette students will study nursing in Peru
Marquette students will study in Piura, Peru, for four weeks to gain community clinical experience while working with local villages. Students will also have the opportunity to assist in pre- and post-surgical areas with visiting medical teams.

Story appeared on and, June 14-16, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, professor and chair of economics, discussed the Greek election results, which may determine whether Greece will stay within the European Union.

Story aired on "The Daily Circuit" (Minnesota Public Radio), June 18, 2012

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, commented on public employee unions. "I think all unions need to do a better job of educating people about why they're important," said Secunda.

Story appeared on, June 19, 2012

Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, responded to online comments on the recall aftermath. "In general, I think it is a mistake for the side that loses an important election to look for scapegoats," Esenberg wrote.

Opinion appeared on, June 14, 2012

Marquette Law alumna elected Chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors
Attorney Kelli S. Thompson was elected 2013 chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin Board of Governors during the board's annual meeting last week. Thompson has served in a number of leadership roles at the State Bar, including chair of the Bench Bar Committee and member of the Access to Justice Commission. She received her law degree from Marquette University in 1996.

Story appeared on, June 18, 2012

Kevin Craig, Greenheck Chair and professor of mechanical engineering, wrote about influential fluid power systems. Craig wrote that in applications where large forces are required, with a fast response time and high accuracy, hydraulic control systems are essential.

Story appeared on, June 18, 2012

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