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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.

June 6, 2013


Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy, discussed President Obama's and Gov. Scott Walker's latest approval ratings following the most recent Marquette Law School Poll, which showed that both Walker and Obama scored job-approval ratings of 51 percent. Walker had the approval of 91 pecent of Republicans and just 12 percent of Democrats. Obama had the approval of 92 percent of Democrats and just 9 percent of Republicans.

Story appeared in USA Today, June 6, 2013
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Similar stories aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7) and WIBA-AM (AM 1310), June 5, 2013

Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics,
wrote an opinion piece that said despite some positive economic indicators, many challenges still remain and the pace of domestic economic expansion remains too slow.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 4, 2013

Marquette's Valley Fields receives facelift

Marquette University's soccer fields will undergo the first major makeover since the facility opened in 1993. New sod will be installed along with a new irrigation system in preparation for the start of the men's and women's soccer seasons in August.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 4, 2013

Marquette survey finds Milwaukee-area manufacturing index at lowest point in years
A survey compiled by Marquette University found that the seasonally adjusted index measuring manufacturing growth in the southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois regions was 40.7, down from 48.4 in April.

Story appeared on, May 31, 2013

John McAdams, associate professor of political science,
discussed the effectiveness of the death penalty as a deterrence for future crimes, saying, "If the death penalty has a deterrent effect, and we fail to execute murderers, then we are allowing the murders of innocent victims. If we do conduct the death penalty and it doesn't have a deterrent effect, all we are doing is killing murderers."

Story appeared on, June 3, 2013

Peter Rofes, professor of law,
commented on the proposal to lift injunctions for lower court judges in Wisconsin, saying, "I think there are very good reasons – reasons rooted in politics and reasons rooted in constitutional law – to be cautious about this."

Story appeared on, and, June 2, 2013

Ralph Anzivino, professor of law, said, "Just like any other business that finds itself having too many bills, I'd say (this village) is in dire financial straits," regarding the $4.5 million debt crisis, in Brokaw, Wis.

Story appeared on and, June 1, 2013

David Leigh, clinical assistant professor of exercise science,
claimed that judgment regarding Ryan Braun's recent drug testing controversy should be reserved for now, as it is unclear what evidence Major League Baseball has.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 5, 2013

Tim Cigelske, director of social media, commented on an activist's hijacked social media campaign, saying that "hijacking" hashtags isn't a new strategy and hashtag-related campaigns can be risky.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 4, 2013

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