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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.

August 9, 2012


Journalist who fled Somalia has hope for his homeland
Abdulkarim Jimale, a journalism student at Marquette, discussed how he fled from Somalia when he was 18 during years of civil war in his homeland, as well as his experience at Marquette.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 8, 2012

Faith communities reach out to Sikh victims
Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., president of Marquette, sent a message to the Marquette community regarding the Sikh temple shooting. The message noted that Satwant Kaleka, the president of the Sikh Temple who died in the tragedy, is the father of two Marquette alumni.

Story appeared on, August 6, 2012

Stephen Franzoi, professor and assistant chair of psychology,
in separate interviews commented on hate crimes, prejudice and extremist groups in the wake of the Sikh temple tragedy.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), August 8, 2012
Story appeared on, August 7, 2012

Shrinivas Joshi, professor of electrical and computer engineering, who is a practicing Hindu and an expert in Indian history and culture, spoke about the Sikh temple shooting. "This is a very tragic incident, and we simply cannot understand why that community was targeted," Joshi said.

Story aired on WISN-TV, August 6, 2012

New Marquette Law School Poll shows Thompson leads the Republican pack for Senate
A new Marquette Law School Poll finds former Gov. Tommy Thompson holding a 28- to 20-percent lead over businessman Eric Hovde in next week's Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 9, 2012
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Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WBAY-TV (ABC 2) and WFRV-TV (CBS 5), August 8, 2012

Katherine Weiss, '01 alumna, discussed her critical role in NASA's latest mission to Mars as the senior flight software engineer on the Curiosity mission. Weiss was among those cheering and hugging at Mission Control on August 6, when Curiosity touched down safely.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), August 7-8, 2012
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Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, commented on the troubling signs in the manufacturing sector in southeastern Wisconsin. Manufacturing fell in July for the first time in three years.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, August 4, 2012

Sean Gissal, chief investment officer, discussed the complexity of navigating emerging markets.

Story appeared on, August 9, 2012

Todd Smith, head strength and conditioning coach, commented on how Olympic weightlifting techniques can help all athletes.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), August 8, 2012

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