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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 18, 2012


Presidential, Senate races about even in latest Marquette Law Poll
The latest Marquette University Law School poll had the presidential and Senate races in Wisconsin essentially tied, a tightening in both races from the last survey two weeks ago. The poll found 49 percent of respondents backed President Obama, compared to 48 percent who supported Mitt Romney. The poll's director, Charles Franklin, called it "a dead tie." In the Senate race, Tommy Thompson was backed by 46 percent of respondents, while 45 percent supported Tammy Baldwin. As with the presidential race, Franklin said the difference between the Senate contenders was a fraction of a point.

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Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 18, 2012

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and stations statewide, Oct. 17-18, 2012

Marquette University students watch vice presidential debate at the Union Annex
Approximately thirty-four Marquette students gathered at the Union Annex to watch the vice presidential debate on Oct. 11. Students from both sides of the political spectrum spoke with KCBS Radio following the debate.

Two stories aired on CBS Radio on Oct. 13, 2012

GE to donate equipment for nursing simulation center
GE Healthcare plans to give equipment worth roughly $440,000 to the Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation at Marquette University. "GE Healthcare's advanced patient monitors and technological equipment will allow our nursing students and Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare's care providers to practice their clinical reasoning skills in an environment with the same equipment that they might encounter in clinical situations," said Margaret Faut Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 18, 2012
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Marquette class project becomes apartment reality on Mitchell St.
The $6.1 million Mitchell Market Lofts affordable housing development will open soon. The project was developed by Tina Anderson and Sherri Webb, students in Marquette University's Associates in Commercial Real Estate, or ACRE, a program that trains minority students for commercial real estate careers. Both were enrolled in the program during the 2008-2009 school year when they received the assignment that eventually turned into the Mitchell Market Lofts project.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 13, 2012
Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WMLW-TV (CBS 41), Oct. 12, 2012

Is Wisconsin really up for grabs?
According to the Washington Post, Wisconsin is a state that is "up for grabs" and is the "land of persuadable voters" in reference to the Presidential election. Journalist Diane Lim Rogers spoke with Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, and a large, engaged audience at the Marquette University Law School on the tough fiscal policy choices ahead-the election, the fiscal cliff and beyond.

Story appeared on, Oct. 16, 2012

Marquette's enrollment down slightly
Marquette University's total enrollment is down by 2.1 percent this fall, according to the latest census. Total enrollment this fall is 11,749, down from 12,002 students last fall. That includes full- and part-time students, undergrads, and graduate and professional students.

Story appeared on, Oct. 16, 2012

Fiasco Theatre marvelously transforms Shakespeare's "Cymbeline"
Six Fiasco actors, based in New York City, appeared in Milwaukee cross-billed under Alverno Presents and the Marquette University theater program. They've been in residence for three weeks. In that time, they gained a comfort on Marquette's Helfaer Theatre stage viewers could notice and appreciate.

Story appeared on, Oct. 13, 2012

Startup Weekend to build software companies
Startup Weekend, a three-day entrepreneurial initiative devoted to the development of new area companies, will host its first event Nov. 9, through Nov. 11, at Marquette University's Discovery Learning Complex on Wisconsin Avenue. The 54-hour event will join software programmers, graphic designers and entrepreneurs in a collaborative space with the aim to build software companies.

Story appeared on, Oct. 11, 2012

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, discussed how the town hall format for the most recent presidential debate led to some vague questions as well as how it let the candidates engage each other more, creating tense moments between President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney.

Story appeared on, Oct. 17, 2012

NROTC student awarded Legion of Valor Bronze Cross
A Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps midshipman from Marquette University is the latest recipient of the 2012 Legion of Valor Bronze Cross in a ceremony at the university Oct. 11. Midshipman 1st Class Courtney Martin, a senior political science major, was one of only six midshipmen nationwide to be selected for the award, which recognizes achievement and outstanding performance as a midshipman in Navy NROTC units and cadets in Air Force and Army ROTC units.

Story appeared on, Oct. 17, 2012

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