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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 13, 2012

TOP STORIES

Media outlets reporting Marquette, six other schools discussing move from Big East
Marquette and the six other Big East schools are reportedly discussing a move from the Big East and a decision and announcement is expected to come soon.

Stories appeared on ESPN.com and JSOnline.com, Dec. 13, 2012
Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Dec. 11, 2012

Lynn Turner, professor of communication studies, discussed how holiday times can often spark family conflicts. "One of the biggest reasons is our expectations for a family gathering are always so high, we're bound to be disappointed. These Hallmark visions of how these things are supposed to be bump up against the reality of our families."

Story appeared on ChicagoTribune.com, Dec. 11, 2012

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics, discussed the physics behind sledding and how and where to pick out the perfect sled for this holiday season. According to Stockdale, the things to consider is how much friction the sled will cause, the sled's shape and the conditions you are sledding under.

Story appeared on ChicagoTribune.com, Dec. 12, 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 on Reuters.com, Dec. 12, 2012

Paul Secunda, associate professor, discussed the recent right-to-work law passed in Michigan, which allows people to join unions without being required to pay dues.

Story appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Dec. 13, 2012
Related story appeared on LATimes.com, Dec. 10, 2012

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, announced his bid for the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Monday.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 8, 2012
Similar stories appeared on StamfordAdvocate.com, TwinCities.com, 620WTMJ.com, WisPolitics.com and numerous other outlets nationwide, Dec. 10-11, 2012

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and other outlets statewide, Dec. 10-11, 2012


David King, associate professor of management, discussed why federal spending has fallen in Wisconsin. He notes that since the war in Afghanistan is winding down, defense contracts are dwindling.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 11, 2012

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on the recent drop in the unemployment rate, saying it is a mixed picture because hundreds of thousands of Americans have stopped looking for work and were not counted as unemployed. Chowdhury contends that the labor market continues to recover at a "painfully slow" pace.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 8, 2012


Dennis Garrett, associate professor of marketing, commented that most consumers are feeling more confident in the economy, explaining the projected rise in holiday sales for retailers. Garrett also said that smartphones have created an environment conducive to "showrooming" where consumers will look to their smartphones to see which retailer has the cheapest price.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Dec. 10, 2012


Hundreds remember Majerus at funeral
Hundreds of friends and fans gathered at the Church of the Gesu at Marquette University to remember alumnus and former men's basketball coach Rick Majerus.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 9, 2012
Similar stories appeared on ChicagoSunTimes.com, BostonHerald.com, FoxSports.com, ESPN.com and dozens of other outlets nationwide, Dec. 8-10, 2012

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and other outlets statewide, Dec. 8-10, 2012





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