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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.

February 7, 2013


Marquette hosts Opus Prize humanitarians for Mission Week
Eight of the living Opus Prize recipients and two representatives of deceased winners are at Marquette this week, sharing their stories. The Opus Prize is a $1 million humanitarian award given every year to men and women who have helped combat social ills, such as poverty, hunger, war and health care.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 6, 2013

Marquette report shows continued manufacturing growth
Milwaukee-area manufacturing continued its growth trajectory in January, the second consecutive month the local sector expanded, according to the latest Marquette-ISM Report on Manufacturing.

Story appeared on, Jan. 31, 2013

Marquette Law School Poll shows partisan divide on immigration
According to the final 2012 Marquette Law School Poll, there is a substantial partisan gap over allowing illegal immigrants to stay and eventually apply for citizenship: 68 percent of Democrats support it, while only 41 percent of Republicans do.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 3, 2013

Colleges should require business 101 for every student
In an opinion piece, author Matt Ragas wrote, "...liberal-arts and social-science majors are missing out on something vital to their futures: Business 101...Some colleges are already moving in this direction. Marquette University offers a "Business Foundations" class for students in its college of communication.

Story appeared on, Feb. 4, 2013

Marquette University Theatre to present 'A Doll's House'
Marquette University's theatre department will present A Doll's House Feb. 21 to March 3.

Story appeared on, Feb. 6, 2013

Vada Lindsey, associate professor of law,
discussed the weakness of the 401(k) savings plan and how many Americans who earn less are more likely to tap their 401(k) plans early for cash.

Story appeared on and, Feb. 5, 2013

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, commented on how the nation exceeded jobs estimates in 2012. He believes "...if the current trend continues, we expect the U.S. economy to create roughly 2 million jobs by the end of 2013."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 1, 2013

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, commented on Wisconsin Corrections Secretary Ed Wall's decision to warn department employees that they could be fired for spreading "false or malicious information" about the department.

Story appeared on Feb. 2, 2013
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David Leigh, clinical assistant professor of exercise science, who specializes in performance enhancing drug use among athletes, commented on the ongoing Ryan Braun PED scandal, saying he does not know why a lawyer would associate with a clinic known for "renegade practices."

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 6, 2013

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, has been named to serve as a mediator for the stalled negotiations between the War Memorial Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 2, 2013
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