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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.

April 4, 2013


Marquette's Elite Eight run garners heavy media coverage; fans rush to Spirit Shop
Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communication,
discussed how Marquette's Elite Eight run positively impacts the university's image, student recruitment and fundraising. Jessie Bazan, junior, and Alexa Porter, senior, talked about the rush to purchase Elite Eight gear and the team's unexpected run toward the Final Four.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 29, 2013
Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), and WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 29-30, 2013

Marquette has fans nationwide
Golden Eagles fans watched Marquette's March Madness run at 55 official viewing parties across the country. Ryan Roberts, a 2006 graduate who watched games in Anchorage, Alaska, said "It's nice. You feel like you are still connected to the Marquette family."

Story appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 30, 2013
Similar story appeared on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and photo gallery appeared on, March 30, 2013

Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history, wrote an opinion piece about Pope Francis' first month in office and what types of traits he has displayed in that timeframe.

Opinion piece appeared on, March 29, 2013

John Borg, associate professor of mechanical engineering,
discussed the physics behind how to throw a knuckleball in baseball, just in time for opening day for Major League Baseball.

Story aired on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet, April 1, 2013

Marquette's edge sharp as ever
Buzz Williams discussed Marquette's basketball players' edge at the Sweet Sixteen postgame press conference after Marquette's win over Miami, which secured Marquette's first Elite Eight berth since 2003.

Story appeared on, March 28, 2013

Marquette beats 2 seed Miami, moves to Elite Eight
The No. 3 seed Golden Eagles dominated nearly the entire game and beat No. 2 seed Miami 71-61 Thursday night in the East Region semifinals.

Stories aired on WISN-TV(ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-AM (AM 620), March 27-29, 2013

Syracuse defeats Marquette in the Elite Eight
The Syracuse Orange defeated Marquette University Golden Eagles 55-39 in the Elite Eight.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 1, 2013
Stories aired on WISN-TV(ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-AM (AM 620), March 30-31, 2013

Marquette hosting vigil for alumnus James Foley, captured in Syria
Marquette will host a vigil Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m. for alumnus James Foley, who was captured in Syria in November. Foley's parents will be in attendance in support of bringing their son home safely.

Stories aired on WTMJ-AM (AM 620), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 2-3, 2013

Manufacturing growth slows in southeastern Wisconsin, survey shows
Growth in manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois slowed in March, although only a small number of surveyed companies expect conditions to worsen, according to Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management monthly survey of manufacturers.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 30, 2013
Similar story appeared on, March 29, 2013

Todd Denning, instructor of performing arts, commented on parents who push their talented kids too far, saying that he has encountered several parents who get carried away. Denning says, "I think a level of involvement is required, and a level of support is required. There can be cases of being too involved. It goes to extremes sometimes."

Story appeared on, March 19, 2013

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