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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 20, 2012


Tommy Walls, a Marquette junior, and Joseph Green, Director of Marquette's EOP program, spoke about the federal Ronald McNair scholarship program — a federal effort that encourages and assists low-income and minority students to pursue advanced degrees — taking a $10 million funding cut. Walls expressed concern about students' futures being in jeopardy.

Story appeared in USA Today, Sept. 14, 2012

Marquette Law School Poll shows Baldwin leading Thompson, Obama leading Romney
The Marquette Law School Poll released on Sept. 19 shows Democrat Tammy Baldwin leading Republican Tommy Thompson 50 to 41 percent in the Wisconsin senatorial race. The same poll has President Barack Obama leading Mitt Romney 54 to 40 percent.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 20, 2012
Similar and related stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,,,,,,,, and more than 100 other websites, Sept. 19-20, 2012

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and numerous other stations statewide, Sept. 19, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy,
discussed the results of the September Marquette Law School Poll.

Interviews appeared on,,,,,,,, WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WBAY-TV (ABC 2) and WISC-TV (CBS 3), Sept. 19, 2012

Ann Romney visits Marquette University
Ann Romney, wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, visited Marquette for a campaign rally sponsored by student groups Students for Romney and College Republicans on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Stories appeared on,, and numerous other websites, Sept. 17-20, 2012

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and numerous other stations statewide, Sept. 17-19, 2012

Law professors comment on Act 10 ruling
Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law; Paul Secunda, associate professor of law; Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law; and Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, all provided expert commentary on a Dane County judge's ruling that Act 10 — the law limiting the collective bargaining rights of public employees — is unconstitutional.

Interviews appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,,,,,, WUWM-FM (87.9), Wisconsin Public Radio, WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WBAY-TV (ABC 2) and various other outlets, Sept. 16-18

Marquette breaks ground for dental school expansion
The official groundbreaking for Marquette University's Dental School expansion was Tuesday afternoon. Marquette says the 45,000-square-foot expansion will give the school the opportunity to increase its graduating class size to 100 students per year. The state is chipping in $8 million for the expansion; the rest comes from fundraising.

Multiple stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 17-19, 2012

Northwestern Mutual CEO to speak at Marquette Forum
John Schlifske, chairman and chief executive officer of Northwestern Mutual, will deliver the keynote speech at the Marquette University College of Business Administration's annual Business Leaders Forum luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 11:30 a.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union.

Story appeared on, Sept. 14, 2012

Robert Shuter, professor of communication, wrote about the differences between the U.S. and Scandinavia, saying the U.S. could learn from Scandinavian culture, which prefers "horizontal individualism," focusing on equality, community and modesty.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 16, 2012

David Baker, professor and associate chair of biomedical sciences, talked about being a professor and an entrepreneur, saying he set up "firewalls" with Marquette to manage conflicts of interest when and if they occurred.

Story appeared in Science Careers, Sept. 14, 2012

Stephanie Quade, dean of students, commented on Marquette's updated alcohol policies, saying that the university has increased its education programs about drinking, but is discouraged by results so far.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (87.9), Sept. 14, 2012

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