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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.

December 6, 2012


Former MU coach Majerus dies at 64
Former legendary Marquette basketball coach and alumnus Rick Majerus died Dec. 1 of a heart ailment at the age of 64. Throughout his career, Majerus coached under Al McGuire at Marquette, was an assistant coach for the Bucks, head coach for Utah and finished his career as head coach at St. Louis University. A funeral mass will be held at Church of the Gesu on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11:30 a.m.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 1, 2012
Related stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,,,, and dozens of outlets nationwide, Dec. 2-3, 2012

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

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, commented on the underutilization of the mortgage tax deduction, saying it is "...beneficial for people on the upper ends of the income distribution because they're not at the margin between renting and buying. They're between buying something and buying something bigger."

Story appeared in USA Today, Dec. 5, 2012
Story also appeared on,,, and at least 25 other publications, Dec. 5, 2012

Marquette partners with universities to support budding entrepreneurs
Five area universities, including Marquette, have been awarded a federal grant to form and launch the Wisconsin Center for Commercialization Resources, a statewide partnership to support entrepreneurs and startup businesses. The partner universities already offer a range of services to support entrepreneurs, such as the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship at Marquette.

Stories appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on, Dec. 5, 2012

Buena Vida Coffee expands sales to Sendik's
Buena Vida Coffee, a student-run nonprofit organization headquartered in Marquette University's Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship, is expanding sales to New Berlin Sendik's Food Market. Buena Vida, founded in 2010 by Marquette graduate Kate Novotny, donates one meal for every bag of coffee sold to a child at the Sociedad Amigos de los Niños orphanage in Honduras.

Story appeared on and, Dec. 6, 2012

Marquette hosts election analysis discussion
Marquette University Law School hosted a series of post-election analysis conversations on Dec. 6 at Eckstein Hall. The program covered the historic recall election, record campaign spending, the first woman senator from Wisconsin and vice presidential candidate from Janesville.

Story appeared on, Dec. 4, 2012

Three attempted robberies on campus within an hour
Marquette University alerted the campus community via text message to three attempted robberies within an hour. The university recently began using text alerts to ensure timely warnings to its students, faculty and staff.

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

Stories appeared on,,, Dec. 4, 2012

Index shows manufacturing slowing down in SE Wisconsin
A recently released Marquette University survey shows Milwaukee area's manufacturing sector continues to decline.

Story appeared on, Nov. 30, 2012

Terence Ow, associate professor of management, commented on how online banking has become the norm, saying that trust is the main issue in keeping traditional bank branches around. "We as consumers still worry in some ways," Ow said. "Most people do business with a bank that is close by."

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Nov. 26-Dec. 9, 2012

Steven Frieder, assistant to the president and corporate secretary
and an expert on the Royal Family, commented on the news that Kate Middleton is expecting a baby. He said it is not surprising that there is fascination, even from thousands of miles away.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Dec. 3, 2012

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote about accountability in Milwaukee's voucher schools, saying that low standardized test scores prove the need for more accountability in the system.

Column appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 2, 2012

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