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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 23, 2012


Four Marquette professors receive Fulbright Awards
Four Marquette University faculty members have earned Fulbright Awards. The 2012 recipients are Drs. Claire Badaracco, professor emerita of communication; Joseph Daniels, professor of economics; Steven Long, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology; and Jodi Melamed, associate professor of English and Africana studies.

Story appeared on, Aug. 17, 2012

Move-in day for incoming Marquette freshmen
About 2,000 freshmen moved into the Marquette University residence halls on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Aug. 22, 2012

Photo appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 23, 2012

Additional photos and a short video of move-in day appeared on, Aug. 22, 2012

Robert Bishop, Opus Dean of the College of Engineering,
wrote about how the Mars rover Curiosity mission should inspire the nation's youth to pursue careers in math and science. He also applauded alumna Kathryn Weiss, a 2001 engineering graduate who played a critical role in the rover project.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 17, 2012

Marquette Law School poll shows Ryan bump for Romney in Wisconsin
According to the results of the Marquette University Law School poll released this week, President Barack Obama's lead over Republican candidate Mitt Romney has shrunk and now stands at a 49 percent to 46 percent lead. This is the first Law School poll released since Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 23, 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 other television stations statewide, Aug. 22-23, 2012

Marquette Neighborhood Health Center offers midwifery services
The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center, a nurse-managed clinic run by the Marquette University College of Nursing, opened its doors for midwifery services June 1 as a result of a five-year, $1,477,828 grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.

Story appeared in Nursing Matters, August 2012

Series of new exhibitions to open at Haggerty
A series of exhibitions at the Haggerty Museum of Art, to include "Text/Context" and "Thenceforward, and Forever Free," open Wednesday as part of Marquette University's "Freedom Project," a yearlong commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 20, 2012
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Marquette releases theatre schedule for 2012-13 year
Marquette University theatre department will perform seven shows on campus at the Helfaer Theatre throughout the 2012-13 school year.

Announcement appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 19, 2012

Bill Henk, dean of the College of Education, spoke about the Reading is Fundamental program that combats the statistic that there is only one book for every 300 children in Milwaukee's low-income neighborhoods.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Aug. 17, 2012

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the steady recovery of the Wisconsin housing market, stating that number shouldn't stall if the economy continues to grow at a slow pace, but substantial job growth is needed for it to accelerate.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 21, 2012
Similar story appeared on, Aug. 20, 2012

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, explained how low voter turnout may have helped Tommy Thompson win the Republican senate primary.

Story appeared on, Aug. 15, 2012

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