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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.

October 4, 2012


Marquette Law School Poll shows Wisconsin Senate race tightening
A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Rep. Tammy Baldwin's lead over former Gov. Tommy Thompson has tightened to a 48 percent to 44 percent margin among likely voters. In the September 13-16 poll, Baldwin led by 50 percent to 41 percent. In the presidential race, President Obama continues to lead former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, 53 percent to 42 percent. In mid-September, Obama led 54 percent to 40 percent.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,,,,,,,, and dozens of other websites, Oct. 3-4, 2012

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and stations statewide, Oct. 3, 2012

Marquette University and Wheaton Franciscan create simulated hospital for students
Marquette University and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare are partnering to offer Marquette nursing students a unique educational experience with a simulated hospital environment on the Marquette campus.

Story aired live on "Real Milwaukee" (WITI-TV, FOX 6), Oct. 2, 2012

Marquette celebrates anniversary of "The Hobbit"
Marquette University is starting a yearlong celebration in honor of the 75th anniversary of "The Hobbit's" publication, beginning with a lecture by renowned J.R.R. Tolkien scholar, John Rateliff. Rateliff spoke Wednesday, Oct. 3 about how the Tolkien manuscripts came to reside at Marquette.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 27, 2012
Similar stories appeared on,, and, Oct. 1, 2012
Story aired on WJFW-TV (NBC 12), Oct. 1, 2012

Police capture suspect in sex assault on Marquette student
Milwaukee police have taken a suspect into custody after a Marquette student reported a man approached her and touched her inappropriately. The student was not physically injured.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 30, 2012
Related stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12) WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 29-30, 2012

Second Marquette University student infected with mumps
A second confirmed case of mumps has infected a student at Marquette University. The City of Milwaukee's Health Department said the student appears to be linked to an earlier case of the mumps identified in a student earlier this month.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 29, 2012
Similar stories appeared on and, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2012

David Denomie, director of the debate center at Marquette University, discussed how President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney performed when faced with tough questions on a national stage during the first presidential debate.

Interview appeared on, Oct. 4, 2012

Marquette program assists with promoting the Peace Works program with Chicago students
Henry Cervantes, a program trainer with Marquette University's Center for Peacemaking, implemented the Peace Works program in Milwaukee and now Chicago. The Peace Works program aims to reduce violence by teaching young people to manage conflicts and make each one of them a peace messenger.

Story appeared on, Oct. 1, 2012

Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, S.J., associate vice president, was elected to Xavier University's Board of Trustees.

Story appeared on, Oct. 1, 2012

John Bergstrom, alumnus and trustee emeritus, and the chairman and CEO of Bergstrom Corp., was the keynote speaker at the 2012 Wisconsin 75 program at Pier Wisconsin. Bergstrom described taking the lessons he learned from running a small bar to work with him as chief executive of an automotive dealership group.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 2, 2012

Bruce Boyden, an assistant law professor, talked about how private postings on Facebook and other social media sites have become a new frontier for lawyers hoping to dig up information favorable to their clients in court cases.

Story appeared on and, Sept. 27, 2012

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