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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 23, 2013

TOP STORIES

New Marquette Ph.D., expert in educational humor, meets Bill Cosby
Stephen Halula, who received his Ph.D. at Marquette's Commencement ceremony Sunday, May 19, had the opportunity to meet television icon and education advocate Bill Cosby, Marquette's Commencement speaker. Halula's dissertation focused on humor in education; he even quoted Cosby's book, "Come on People," which Cosby signed for him during their meeting.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 19, 2013


Bill Cosby tells 2013 Marquette graduates to remember core values

Marquette University celebrated its 132nd Commencement at the BMO Harris Bradley Center where Commencement speaker Bill Cosby told the 2013 graduates to go into the world remembering the values they learned from the school's Jesuits: respect, integrity and a responsibility to serve others. As part of the ceremony, Cosby received an honorary doctor of letters degree.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on JSOnline.com, May 19-20, 2013
A related photo gallery appeared on JSOnline.com, May 19, 2013
Related story appeared on JSOnline.com, May 17, 2013
Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISC-TV (CBS 3), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WKOW-TV (ABC 27), May 19, 2013


Tom Ganey, university architect,
has been promoted to vice president of planning in addition to his current role. Since joining Marquette, Ganey has been the leader of a $350 million campus improvement plan, including the construction of eight new buildings and seven major facility renovation projects, along with significant improvements to campus grounds.

Story appeared on BizJournals.com, May 21, 2013


Chicago can learn from Milwaukee's debate over publicly funded sports stadium
Milwaukee officials are currently debating over publicly funding a replacement for the current BMO Harris Bradley Center. Adding to the conversation was a day-long conference sponsored by the Marquette University Law School that featured a diverse range of speakers.

Story appeared on ChicagoMag.com, May 15, 2013


Roby Blust, dean of admissions and enrollment planning,
explained the increasingly competitive landscape of college admissions. He said, "More students are applying to college, so that gives a little bit of uncertainty to what schools they might gain admission to."

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 20, 2013


Marquette makes donations to Oklahoma tornado victims
Marquette University students sent totes filled with stuffed bears, books and blankets to Oklahoma for children who are now homeless after devastating tornadoes struck the area. The group sending the totes is involved in "Project Night Night," a national organization that helps children in the event of disasters.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 22, 2013

Andy Brodzeller, associate director of university communication, commented on recent grads entering an improving job market, saying grads with a leg up are those who participated in internships and got work experience. He also described the additional involvement of companies and employees in Marquette's fall and spring career fairs.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), May 20, 2013


David Clark, professor of economics,
commented on the rise in Wisconsin home sales in April, saying that the first-time home buyer market appears to be closing in on having roughly an equal number of buyers and sellers.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wisconsin State Journal, May 20-21, 2013
Similar stories appeared on Madison.com, DailyReporter.com, OriginatorTimes.com, WisBusiness.com and MarshfieldNewsHerald.com, May 20-21, 2013
Story aired on WHAD-FM (FM 90.7), May 20, 2013

Christopher Shaun Longstreet, director for the Center for Teaching and Learning, co-wrote an essay defining the term "alternative academic" careers.

Story appeared on InsideHigherEd.com, May 22, 2013


Paul Secunda,
associate professor of law, said labor unions should view a lawsuit from a group of California public school teachers as a "significant challenge" to their ability to collect dues.

Story appeared on Reuters.com, May 21, 2013

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