Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
Marquette University In The News is a weekly compilation of top media reports about Marquette University and members of the university community.

October 25, 2012


Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, discussed the recent results of the Marquette Law School Poll, which indicate that few voters will split their tickets. She said that means Tommy Thompson's success likely relies on Gov. Mitt Romney defeating President Barack Obama in Wisconsin.

Interview aired on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer," Oct. 24, 2012

Teaching the ABCs of College Costs
Marquette University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., formed a committee last year that paired students with administrators in the development of its capital budget and the evaluation of select programs. Universities around the country are offering new ways of teaching students about the economics of their own education.

Story appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Oct. 19, 2012

Venture allows residents to track their water use
H2Oscore, a venture run out of the Marquette University Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, said Milwaukee residents can now track their home water use on their home computers or smartphones. Milwaukee is the first major city to make the H2Oscore dashboard available. More than 75 students have worked on the venture, said McGee Young, associate professor of political science, who founded and runs H2Oscore.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 22, 2012

The Freedom Project: Three Exhibits at the Haggerty Museum of Art
Marquette's year-long commemoration of the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War, titled the "Freedom Project," will take a cross-disciplinary approach to examining the multiple and complex definitions of freedom, in the past and today.

Story aired on WUWM-FM, "Lake Effect," (89.7), Oct. 22, 2012

Nobel Prize winner in physics, Joseph Taylor, to speak at Marquette University about stars
Nobel Prize winner Joseph Taylor presented "Binary Pulsars and Relativistic Gravity" Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Marquette. Taylor shared the Nobel Prize in physics with Russell Hulse in 1993 for their discovery of a unique twin star system known as a binary pulsar, which they used to verify Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Story appeared on, Oct. 22, 2012
Similar stories appeared on and, Oct. 22, 2012

Marquette student robbed, MPD and Marquette investigating
Marquette University officials and the Milwaukee Police Department are investigating a robbery that took place on West Wisconsin Avenue near 20th Street around 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Officials say the victim reported that six to eight male juveniles approached him and one displayed a weapon and demanded property.

Story appeared on, Oct. 21, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 21, 2012

Senate debate to take place at Marquette University
The U.S. Senate debate between Tommy Thompson and Rep. Tammy Baldwin will take place Friday, Oct. 26, at the Marquette University Law School and will be moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the school.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 18-21, 2012

Wisconsin start-ups create their own support networks
Startup Milwaukee Weekend will be held in Engineering Hall on Marquette University's campus from Nov. 9 through Nov. 11. Attendees will share ideas, form teams, build products and launch start-ups. Teams will pitch to a panel of experts on Sunday night. The event is co-sponsored by Marquette's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 21, 2012

Marquette Young Americans for Freedom to host Liz Cheney/Howard Dean debate
The Marquette chapter of Young Americans for Freedom will host former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, Liz Cheney, and former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean for a debate on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium.

Story appeared on, Oct. 24, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, commented on the latest Marquette Law School poll showing a rise in support for Mitt Romney and Tommy Thompson among likely voters. Mr. Romney's rise was due to his better performance in the first debate, but Franklin said, "Mr. Thompson had closed the gap with something else: a surge of negative ads."

Story appeared on, Oct. 18, 2012
Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 21, 2012

Marquette University. Be The Difference.