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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.

November 8, 2012


Marquette faculty experts weigh in on the election

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science,
appeared on CNN, as well as other national and local news outlets, to discuss issues around the presidential and senatorial elections.

Interview aired on CNN, Nov. 7, 2012
Additional interviews appeared in the Boston Globe and on WisconsinEye, NBC Chicago,, PBS Nightly Business Report, WUWM-FM ("Lake Effect," 87.9), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and Wisconsin Radio Network, Nov. 1-7, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on, Nov. 7, 2012

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, appeared on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 2 and 7, 2012

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov, 7, 2012

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, appeared on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 7, 2012

Karen Hoffman, visiting assistant professor of political science, appeared on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 7, 2012

Marquette gains notoriety for accurate political polls
The Marquette Law School Poll forecasted Tuesday's presidential and senate races each within one point. Poll Director Charles Franklin said the poll uses live interviews where many others do not. He said they also use both landlines and cellphone numbers to reach 700 eligible voters for each poll, and the questions go beyond candidate's names.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 7, 2012

Marquette wins Gates grant to benefit new partnership with The New York Times 'Fixes' authors
Marquette University received a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support a new partnership between the university and the authors of The New York Times "Fixes" column, called FixesU, which combines Marquette's Social Innovation Initiative with the journalism prowess of authors David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 1, 2012
Similar story appeared on and, Nov. 1-2, 2012

David Baker, professor and associate chair of biomedical sciences; Amy Van Hecke, assistant professor of psychology; and Michael Hernandez, public safety officer, received 2012 Health Care Heroes awards, saluting people and organizations who are making a positive difference on the front lines of health care.

Story appeared on, Nov. 2, 2012

Scholars to present J.R.R. Tolkien illustrations at Marquette University
Wayne Hammond and Christina Scull, authors of J.R.R. Tolkien: Artist and Illustrator and The Art of the Hobbit, will present on Tolkien's works Thursday, Nov. 8, at Marquette.

Story appeared on and, Nov. 6, 2012

Marquette examines loss with "Women of Lockerbie"
Debra Krajec directs The Women of Lockerbie, the next production in the Marquette University theatre season. The Deborah Brevoort drama, inspired by the tragic bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988, explores the emotional dynamics of loss.

Story appeared on, Nov. 2, 2012

Marquette's eccentric Williams opens up
Head men's basketball coach Buzz Williams gave an interview discussing everything from his drastic weight loss to back to back Sweet Sixteen appearances to what he hopes to help his team accomplish this year.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 3, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on the current rise of U.S. jobs. "The U.S. economy is showing incredible resilience in the face of significant challenges," Chowdhury said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 3, 2012

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote that education should be a top priority for the president.

Column appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 4, 2012

Margaret Grace, Marquette junior, has spent the past two years helping on campaigns in Wisconsin and said it is strange knowing Wisconsin will not have an election for at least a couple of years.

AP Story appeared on,, and numerous other outlets nationwide, Nov. 8, 2012

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