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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.

May 16, 2013


Marquette hires veteran pollster Charles Franklin
Nationally recognized government scholar and pollster Charles Franklin is joining Marquette University Law School on a full-time basis, and the school will continue its groundbreaking Marquette Law School Poll into the future.

Stories appeared on,,,, and, May 9, 2013

Story also aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 9, 2013

Latest Law School Poll examined UW tuition freeze, Walker approval ratings, early presidential race hopefuls

The Marquette University Law School Poll released Tuesday, May 14, focused on Wisconsin residents' support of a tuition freeze at the University of Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker's approval ratings, an early look at the 2016 general election matchups in the state and a host of other issues.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, and on,,,,,, and dozens of other websites, May 14-15, 2013

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WIBA-AM (AM 1310), WLUK-TV (FOX 11) and numerous other outlets statewide, May 14-15, 2013

Margaret Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing,
received a 2013 Women of Influence award.

Story appeared on, May 14, 2013

Olga Yakusheva, professor of economics,
led a study that found weight gain in college-aged women is influenced by peers of higher status.

Story appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 14, 2013

Charles Wilkie, emeritus professor of chemistry, commented on a new flame quencher that offers a less toxic approach to fighting fire, saying, "It's a very nice approach. It's practical and has real potential application."

Story appeared on, May 13, 2013

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics,
commented on the proposed elimination of residency requirements for firefighters and police officers in Milwaukee, saying that any economic impact on the city would probably be temporary.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 10, 2013

Rick Esenberg, adjunct professor of law, was profiled in a Journal Sentinel article; he talked about his love of public policy. Esenberg currently serves as general counsel and president of a conservative, libertarian public interest law firm, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty. Of Esenberg, Joseph Kearney, dean and professor of law, says, "[Esenberg] is an unusual blend of the advocate, academic and activist."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 12, 2013

Buzz Williams, head men's basketball coach,
will coach at the USA Junior training camp. Williams has been selected as one of three coaches to work the 2013 USA Basketball Men's 19-Under training camp. The USA men's U19 team will compete at the world championships beginning June 27 in Prague.

Blog appeared on, May 13, 2013
Story appeared on, and, May 13-14, 2013

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 13-14, 2013

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