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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 20, 2013


Marquette student struck by van, in stable condition
A 23-year-old Marquette senior in the College of Arts and Sciences was struck by a van early Wednesday morning on campus while riding on her skateboard. The student was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. With assistance from the Department of Public Safety, the Milwaukee Police Department took a 41-year-old man into custody who is suspected of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, leaving the scene and failing to obey a traffic signal.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 20, 2013
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-AM (AM 620), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WMLW-TV (CBS 41) June 19, 2013

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute,
commented on the suit filed against the NCAA by former college athlete Ed O'Bannon and the potential impact the case could have on the NCAA.

Story appeared on, June 18, 2013

Prayer service held for Marquette student who died in Rome

A prayer service was held June 13, in the Alumni Memorial Union, Chapel of the Holy Family, in remembrance of Andrew Keith Carr, a junior in the College of Business Administration who died in Rome last week while studying abroad.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 13, 2013
Related blog post on the shuttle provided for students to attend Carr's visitation service in his hometown of Greencastle, Ind., appeared on, June 17, 2013

David Clark, professor of economics,
commented on the strength of Wisconsin's rising housing market, saying, "You're finding suppliers basically saying this is a good time to jump back into this market if they had a home that didn't sell and they pulled it off the market for a while."

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on, and, June 18, 2013
Associated Press story appeared on,,,, and, June 18, 2013
Stories aired on WJFW-TV (NBC 12) and WHAD-FM (FM 90.7), June 18, 2013
A related story regarding mortgage rates appeared on, June 13, 2013

Keep running when you go into outer space

Research published by Marquette University studied the effects of prolonged space flight on muscle fatigue. The study compared tissue samples from astronauts on the International Space Station who ran more than 200 minutes a week on the space station treadmill to astronauts who ran less than 100 minutes a week. The study showed that increased exercise while in space helped reduce muscle fatigue once they returned to earth.

Story appeared on, June 17, 2013

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law,
discussed the five areas of employment discrimination law that are attracting the attention of legal scholars and the future of legal scholarship in those areas.

Blog appeared on, on June 18, 2013

Angelique Harris, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, commented on an article discussing the rising population of Asian ethnic groups and people who are biracial, saying that younger people are living in more urban areas and are coming into contact with people of other backgrounds more often than in previous generations.

Story appeared on, June 19, 2013

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law,
discussed the ruling of Judge William Pauley regarding unpaid interns who worked on the production of the movie Black Swan for Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Story appeared on, June 14, 2013

Charles Franklin, visiting professor of law and public policy, commented on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's possible presidential candidacy in 2014, saying, "The Democratic bench is thin right now, and Democrats face a real issue of how to fund a campaign against him. Between the money and his job approval, he looks awfully strong as a candidate."

Story appeared on, June 17, 2013

Cheryl Maranto, associate professor of management, commented on the new, six year labor contract that was recently approved by Caterpillar Inc. union workers. Maranto said, the "ball is in management's court" now to establish strong relationships with shop floor workers and the union.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 14, 2013

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