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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.

January 3, 2013


Big ideas 2012
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board recognized three Marquette projects as great ideas from Wisconsin in 2012: the Marquette University Law School Poll, the Dental School expansion and the College of Nursing's Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare Center for Clinical Simulation.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 30, 2012

Journalist, Marquette alumnus, missing in Syria for six weeks
James Foley, Arts '96, a freelance journalist, was kidnapped in Syria in November, his family has reported. Foley was also captured in 2011 while reporting on the civil war in Libya. He spoke about his experience during a visit to Marquette later that year. Lori Bergen, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, met Foley when he visited campus and was horrified to hear of his abduction. "People who step forward and put themselves out there to do that kind of work are clearly different from the rest of us," Bergen said. "He demonstrated that in the stories that he shared with our students."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 3, 2013
Related stories appeared on,,,,, and at least 30 other websites, Jan. 2-3, 2013

Stories also aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 2–3, 2013

Matt Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports law Institute, commented on the lawsuit filed against the NCAA by the governor of Pennsylvania regarding the sanctions against Penn State.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 4, 2013
Similar stories appeared on,,,,,,, and at least 15 other websites, Jan. 2-3, 2013

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, commented on how Governor Walker has yet to pardon anyone during his term. Franklin stated that granting pardons offers few political benefits for governors, especially conservative ones who want to appear tough on crime, and said he does not think there is a political price to be paid for not pardoning people.

Associated Press story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and on,,,,, and, Jan. 1–2, 2013

Barb Troy, adjunct assistant professor of biomedical sciences, discussed ways to avoid unhealthy eating, saying to remember that the holidays are about spending time with your family and friends and not about overeating.

Interview aired on, Dec. 24, 2012

Susan Giaimo, visiting professor of political science, discussed how Governor Walker must decide whether to accept an expansion of Medicaid, which would qualify more people for health insurance.

Story appeared on,, and, Jan. 1–3, 2013

Ed Fallone, associate professor of law, has registered with the Government Accountability Board and plans to run for the state Supreme Court. Fallone has until the end of the business day on Jan. 6, to get the 2,000 signatures needed to secure a spot on the ballot.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan 3, 2013
Related stories appeared on,,,, and at least 25 other websites, Dec. 26-27, 2012 and Jan. 2–4, 2013

Christopher Wolfe, professor emeritus of political science, discussed the disagreement the Roman Catholic bishops and other advocates of traditional marriage have with Illinois legislators considering civil unions in the state.

Stories appeared on, and Dec. 30, 2012 – Jan. 2, 2013

Kevin Craig, Greenheck chair and professor of mechanical engineering, wrote about how successful physical modeling requires a fundamental understanding of multidisciplinary physics and a commitment to do it without falling back on the old design-build-test approach.

Article appeared on, Dec. 27, 2012

Tyler Summitt, assistant women's basketball coach, discussed his role at Marquette as well as his mother, Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history of either a men's or women's team in any division.

Interview appeared on, Dec. 27, 2012

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