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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


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, 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, 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
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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, 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, May 21, 2013

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