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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 12, 2012


Law School Poll: Wisconsin senate race heats up; Obama leads Romney
A Marquette Law School poll released July 11 showed former Gov. Tommy Thompson leading political newcomer Eric Hovde by 15 points. However, Hovde's support rose from 14 percent to 23 percent while Thompson's was nearly unchanged at 35 percent. The poll also shows President Obama leading Mitt Romney 51 percent to 43 percent among likely voters.

Stories appeared on,,,,,, and dozens of other websites, July 11-12, 2012

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and multiple stations statewide, July 11, 2012

Nice to be liked: Area businesses learn benefits of Facebook
Marquette University is ranked 10th among Milwaukee-area businesses for number of Facebook fans. Tim Cigelske, senior communication specialist at Marquette, said it is extremely important for fans to become engaged with the company or brand on their social media channels, and all content posted should be interesting and relevant to them.

Story appeared in The Business Journal of Milwaukee, July 6, 2012

Collaborative research team to study immune therapy for multiple Myeloma
Marquette is one of eight partnering institutions with investigators from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin leading projects to explore findings that have the potential to be translated into clinical practice and community health.

Story appeared on, July 7, 2012

Milwaukee offers lots to do besides brewery tours
The St. Joan of Arc Chapel sat in the Rhone River Valley in the village of Chasse in France for at least 500 years. The chapel was brought, stone by stone, to Long Island, N.Y in 1926 and was later passed to the estate of a couple who donated it to Marquette in 1964. It was dismantled once again and reconstructed on campus and dedicated to St. Joan of Arc in 1966.

AP story appeared on and, July 8, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on the nation's third consecutive month of disappointing job creation. Chowdhury said numerous factors are contributing to an unstable macroeconomic environment in which the labor market now struggles to gain traction.

Story appeared on, July 6, 2012

Tina Quealy, acting director of the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, discussed the enthusiasm in Milwaukee for start-up companies. "Ideas can happen more quickly now. You can fail faster, learn from it and move on," says Quealy. Although Wisconsin scores low on the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, Quealy believes the city is on the rise and entrepreneurs seem to be coming out of the woodwork.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Magazine, August 2012

Howard Fuller, director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning and distinguished professor, is proposing a new independent charter school in Milwaukee school, Quest-Milwaukee. The school for 6th through 12th graders would focus on blending online and face-to-face instruction and incorporating service-based projects into the curriculum.

Story appeared on, July 5, 2012

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, in separate interviews, commented on the recent announcement by Husco Automotive that its engine parts business could double this year as the company becomes a preferred supplier to Ford Motor Co., and he discussed companies bringing manufacturing back from overseas.

First story appeared on, July 6, 2012
Second story aired on WTMJ-NBC, July 4, 2012 and WGBA-TV (NBC 26), July 10, 2012

Octavio "Cas" Castro was promoted by Marquette to vice president of human resources.

Announcement appeared on, July 8, 2012

William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences,
is one of Gov. Walker's Judicial Commission appointees.

Story appeared on, July 7, 2012

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