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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.

July 5, 2012


Marquette students and faculty participate in Mission of Mercy
More than 1,500 volunteers from 222 Wisconsin communities were in Madison, Wis., June 29-30 to provide $1.75 million of free dental care to 3,043 children and adults during the fourth Wisconsin Dental Association and WDA Foundation Mission of Mercy. Cleanings, fillings, extractions, partial dentures, basic oral health and dietary instruction were provided by Marquette School of Dentistry students, volunteer dentists, dental hygienists and assistants and community helpers.

Editorial Story aired on WKOW-TV (ABC 27), June 27, 2012
Story appeared on, June 28, 2012
Similar stories appeared on,, July 2, 2012, and, July 3, 2012

Dr. William Lobb, dean and professor of developmental sciences in the School of Dentistry, stated that although the Marquette School of Dentistry is not a free clinic, it offers low-cost care for approximately one-third to one-half of what consumers might pay in practice. Lobb said while many people first stop in when they are in pain, the staff attempts to turn them into regular patients.

Story appeared on, June 29, 2012

Marquette faculty discuss Supreme Court’s ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Margaret Faut Callahan, dean and professor of the College of Nursing, commented that while the court's decision to uphold the health care reform law means millions of uninsured people will have the right to health care, providing quality primary care remains an issue in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 28, 2012.

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, said the decision allows both political parties to stick to their general status quo talking points on, June 28, 2012. Similar stories appeared on and, July 2, 2012.

Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, wrote about Chief Justice John Roberts’ decision swing vote in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 30, 2012.

Ed Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed the chances of the Republicans in Congress overturning the health care law on and, June 28 and June 29, 2012.

Poll suggests Wisconsinites might be at odds with ‘Obamacare‘ ruling According to a Marquette Law School poll, eight percent of Badger State voters hoped the court would overturn the entire law, and 19 percent believed the court should overturn the individual mandate. The total implications of the court’s ruling remain unclear, but overall, ‘Obamacare’ fared better in Wisconsin than in other states.

Story appeared on, June 29, 2012

Marquette Law School Poll depicts voters’ opinion of Tommy Thompson
Among “very conservative” Republican voters, Thompson was viewed favorably by 68 percent and unfavorably by 16 percent (the rest were neutral or had no opinion). Among Republican voters who support the Tea Party, he was viewed favorably by 71 percent and unfavorably by 17 percent. However, these numbers do not mean that Thompson is unbeatable in a GOP primary.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 5, 2012
Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 4, 2012

Crowder, Johnson-Odom make leap to next level, drafted to the NBA
Former Marquette teammates Jae Crowder and Darius Johnson-Odom were each selected in the second round of the June 28 NBA draft. Crowder was selected with the 34th overall pick by Cleveland, but later had his rights traded to Dallas. The Mavericks also selected Johnson-Odom with the 55th pick and then traded him to the Los Angeles Lakers.

Story appeared on, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and dozens of other sports outlets nationwide, June 28-30, 2012
Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WGBA-TV (NBC 26), WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WMTV-TV (NBC 15), June 28-29, 2012

Doug Fisher, adjunct assistant professor of management, commented on the lack of USA-made Fourth of July products. Fisher stated that in the 60’s and 70’s, almost all holiday items sold, from fireworks to traditional trinkets, were made in the United States, whereas now almost everything is imported from foreign countries.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC), July 4, 2012

Michael Schläppi, associate professor of biological sciences, commented on genetic mutations in supermarket tomatoes. Schläppi believes that if more research is completed on supermarket tomatoes, a better-tasting tomato can still be grown the same way, harvested when unripe and shipped over long distances.

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

Bible etchings by Marc Chagall are on loan in the Haggerty Museum
Chagall's storytelling paintings portray a pictorial world where heaven and earth seem to meet, and couples are always in love. It is a world where people and animals — cows, goats, donkeys, horses and birds — float upside down or sideways, irrespective of the laws of gravity. The exhibition opens July 21 and remains on view through November 4 at the Haggerty Museum of Art.

Story appeared on, July 3, 2012

St. Joan of Arc Chapel named one of the top five free things to do in Milwaukee

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel was originally constructed in France and remained there for over 500 years before it was moved to Long Island, N.Y. It now resides in the heart of Marquette’s campus. Daily Masses take place at noon, making the chapel one of the oldest buildings in the Western hemisphere that is still used for its original purposes.

Story appeared on and, June 28, 2012

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