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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 14, 2013


Marquette's Diederich College of Communication receives $8.3 million gift
Peter and Patricia Frechette have donated $8.3 million to Marquette's Diederich College of Communication to fund a new fellowship intended to produce world-class public service journalism projects and enable students to work with some of the news industry's best journalists. The Minneapolis couple made the gift in honor of Patricia's parents, Perry and Alicia O'Brien, who graduated from Marquette in the mid-1930s.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 14, 2013
Similar story appeared on, Feb. 13, 2013
Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and KARE-TV (NBC 11 - Minneapolis), Feb. 13, 2013

Marquette experts weigh in on papal resignation
William Thorn, associate professor of journalism; Steven Avella, professor of history; and Patrick Carey, professor of theology,
all commented on Pope Benedict XVI's announcement that he is resigning from the papacy.

Story appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 12, 2013
Multiple stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI -TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WUWM-FM (89.7), Wisconsin Radio Network, WTMJ-AM (620), Feb. 11, 2013
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Lenten technology fast
Marquette is getting ready for Lent by sponsoring a technology fast. Jessica Bazan, a junior in the College of Communication, commented on our technology addiction, saying "I am going to start by putting my phone away for three to four hours a day. I want to be more present.

Story appeared on, Feb. 11, 2013

John McAdams, associate professor of political science, commented on President Barack Obama's State of the Union saying he "laid down the gauntlet" for Republicans by insisting upon his stance for generating tax revenue.

Story appeared on, Feb. 13, 2013

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, and former Wisconsin Supreme Court justice, discussed the Derek Williams case involving a man who died in Milwaukee Police custody. She believes that "it is going to be up to the prosecutor to decide whether to charge one or more of the defendants with a crime."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 10-11, 2013

Denis P. Lynch, professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Dentistry, answered questions about black hairy tongue syndrome and offered methods on how to prevent and cure it.

Story appeared on, December 2011

Louise Cainkar, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, commented on increased Palestinian immigration to Chicago's southwest suburbs, the single largest Palestinian community in the country.

Story appeared in, Feb. 7, 2013

Vada Lindsey, associate professor of law and a tax lawyer in Milwaukee, commented on 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, Feb. 8, 2013

David Leigh, clinical assistant professor in exercise science and an expert in the field of testing athletes for performance enhancing drugs, commented on the Ryan Braun-drug controversy. Leigh believes everyone should give Braun the benefit of the doubt until more comes out.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 13, 2013
Similar story aired on, Feb. 6, 2013

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