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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 27, 2012


Ann Romney holds campaign rally at Marquette University
Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, rallied supporters at a rally sponsored by College Republicans at Marquette University on Thursday, Sept. 20. Marquette Junior Samantha Zager, co-chair of the Young Americans for Romney Coalition in Wisconsin, said she thinks support for Romney is greater on campus than some might realize.

Associated Press story appeared on multiple sites nationwide, Sept. 20-21
Related stories appeared on,, and dozens of other outlets statewide, Sept. 22, 2012

Photo gallery appeared on, Sept. 20, 2012

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and numerous other outlets statewide, Sept. 20-22, 2012

Promentis receives grant to develop schizophrenia drugs
Milwaukee-based Promentis Pharmaceuticals Inc. has received a three-year, $1.8 million award from the National Institutes of Health to develop more effective drugs to treat schizophrenia. The company was founded in 2008 by Marquette faculty David Baker, professor and associate chair of biomedical sciences, and John Mantsch, professor and chair of biomedical sciences.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 26, 2012

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute, and J. Gordon Hylton, professor of law,
in separate interviews commented on the NFL referees' labor dispute and the Green Bay Packers players' use of social media following a controversial game-ending call on Monday night.

Stories appeared on,,, WISN-TV (CBS 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 26, 2012

Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, former associate provost for faculty development at Marquette, became president of Regis University in Denver, Colo. and will be inaugurated on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

Story appeared on, Sept. 22, 2012
Similar updated story appeared on, Sept. 25, 2012

Haggerty hosting exhibit "Thenceforward, and Forever Free"
The Haggerty Museum will host the exhibit "Thenceforward, and Forever Free" in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War battle of Antietam in conjunction with the year-long Freedom Project.

Story appeared on, Sept. 25, 2012

Carolyn Smith, M.D., executive director of student health services, provided expert advice on running in Shape magazine. She explained how to run faster and burn more calories in less time. She is the author of the book Running for Women.

Story appeared on, Sept. 2012

Gerard Canavan, assistant professor of English, wrote an article about entering the competitive job market, offering advice on how to "sell yourself" to possible employers.

Story appeared on, Sept. 26, 2012

Christopher Murray, coordinator of student affairs and visiting instructor at the Les Aspin Center for Government, discussed which states the campaigns consider to be big battleground states.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (87.9), Sept. 24, 2012

James Marten, chair and professor of history, and William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion, are leading the Freedom Project, marking the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War and looking deeply at the meaning of freedom.

Story aired on WUWM's "Lake Effect," (89.7 FM), Sept. 26, 2012

Brian Hodgson, associate professor of dental developmental sciences and pediatric dentistry, discussed oral health concerns associated with sugary beverages.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 21, 2012

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