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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.

September 13, 2012


Rev. Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., spoke about Marquette's mission, changing academics, his experiences and Marquette's commitment to service in an interview with Wisconsin Eye.

Interview aired on, Sept. 6, 2012
Related blog post appeared on, Sept. 7, 2012

For Marquette sophomore, foresight comes with guide dog
Sarah Patel, sophomore public relations major, talked about her journey and life at Marquette with her new guide dog, Shay. Patel has a degenerative eye condition which makes her legally blind.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 9, 2012

Maryclaret Ndubuisi-Obi, sophomore,
talked about her experiences moving from Africa as a young girl to getting a job as a golf caddy, which eventually led to an Evans Scholarship at Marquette.

Story appeared on, Sept. 13, 2012
Story aired on NBC News, Sept. 9, 2012
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Marquette student diagnosed with mumps
A Marquette University student has been diagnosed with a confirmed case of the mumps, university officials said Friday. The case is isolated and involves a student who lives off campus.

Stories appeared on, and others, Sept. 9-10, 2012
Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), Sept 9-10, 2012

Marquette Athletic Director Larry Williams commented on Notre Dame leaving the Big East, stating that "Conference realignment is a reality in the current climate of intercollegiate athletics."

Stories appeared on, Sept. 12, 2012 and in the Chicago Tribune, Sept. 13, 2012

Marquette Law School to host final senatorial debate
Marquette's Law School, in conjunction with WISN-TV (ABC 12), will host the third and final senatorial debate on Oct. 26. Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, will moderate.

Stories appeared on,,,, and others, Sept. 10-11, 2012

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, weighed in on which U.S. presidents have been the "coolest," suggesting there are different definitions of "cool."

Story appeared on, Sept. 7, 2012

Cheryl Maranto, chair and professor of management, commented on the Chicago Public Schools teacher strike, saying strikes are fraught for many reasons, including the current political climate and declining support for unions.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (87.9, "Lake Effect"), Sept. 12, 2012

William Thorn, associate professor of journalism, commented on the arrest of two local TV news reporters, saying, "...if they are paid to relay information to us, they become public figures."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 12, 2012

Quidditch becomes a club sport at Marquette
The game played in the Harry Potter series, Quidditch, has become a club sport at Marquette. Eleven players returned from the squad last year and there were more than 20 new students trying out for positions this year.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 10, 2012

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