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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 15, 2012


BMO Harris to donate $600,000 to Marquette, Boys & Girls Clubs
BMO Harris Bank has committed to a five-year, $600,000 partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee and Marquette University to provide underprivileged youths with access to educational opportunities, leadership training and mentoring.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 13, 2012
Similar story appeared on, Nov. 13, 2012

Study: Divorce rate fell fast when recession hit
A new Marquette University study shows that fewer American couples got divorced during the Great Recession. Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, has found that divorce rates in the United States actually decreased starting in early spring of 2008 with the deepening of the economic crisis; a trend that Chowdhury says has started to reverse.

Story appeared on, Nov. 12, 2012
Similar story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Nov. 12, 2012

Conditions improving for Marquette students hit by car on campus
Two Marquette University students who were struck on the sidewalk of the school campus Monday are being treated at Froedtert Hospital for serious injuries, but are improving, the university said Tuesday. The students were identified as Nicole Gibson, 20, and Honnalee Go, 20, both sophomore engineering students.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on multiple websites statewide, Nov. 14, 2012
Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 12-14, 2012
Related story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 12, 2012

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, said he is considering running for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 9, 2012
Similar stories appeared on,,,, and at least a dozen other websites, Nov. 9-10, 2012
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WLUK-TV (FOX 11), Nov. 9-11, 2012

Marquette presents 'Women of Lockerbie'
Marquette University Theatre opened its production of the touching drama The Women of Lockerbie at the Helfaer Theatre. The story of one woman's quest to find the remains of her son, a victim of a terrorist attack, runs Nov. 8-18. The show has gotten acclaim from local newspapers.

Story appeared on, Nov. 8, 2012
Follow-up story appeared on, Nov. 14, 2012

David King, associate professor of management, commented on the vulnerability of defense contractors like Oshkosh Corp. in light of ongoing military spending cuts.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 14, 2012

Dennis Garrett, associate professor of marketing, commented on retailers shifting Black Friday sales earlier and earlier. "This is like a nuclear arms race—but in the retail sector—and Wal-Mart's leading the way. And when Wal-Mart leads the way, nobody else can take the risk of letting [them] get too far ahead."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 11, 2012

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy and executive director of the Marquette University Law School Poll, discussed the election results in Wisconsin and the overall presidential race.

Stories appeared on,,, and, and, Nov. 11-13, 2012

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, was called one of the most powerful educators in America for his impact on fighting for school equality and school choice.

Story appeared on, Nov. 7, 2012

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