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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.

July 25, 2013


Marquette Law School Poll examines Walker and Obama approval ratings, the economy and job creation
The Marquette University Law School poll released Tuesday, July 23, focused on both Gov. Scott Walker and President Obama's drop in approval ratings, the state of the economy and job creation in Wisconsin.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 23, 2013
Associated Press story appeared on,,, and dozens of other websites, July 23, 2013
Similar and related stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,,, and numerous other sites, July 23, 2013
Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WLUK-TV, (FOX 11), WIBA-AM, (AM 1310) and numerous other outlets statewide, July 23, 2013

Meeting the health care challenge

Three Marquette faculty members were featured in an article about how Wisconsin's medical academic institutions are preparing for the growing need for medical care. Margaret Callahan, interim provost and dean of the College of Nursing, discussed preparing nursing students for day one; William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences, commented on the increase in applicants to Marquette's physician assistant studies program; and Alison Barnes, professor of law, commented on a looming physician shortage.

Story appeared in M Magazine, August 2013 issue

Chronic crisis: A system that doesn't heal
This examination of Milwaukee County's mental health system was conducted by Journal Sentinel reporter Meg Kissinger during a fellowship with the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University.

Special reporting series appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 20-23, 2013

New student apartment building to be built on Marquette campus
The Opus Development Company plans to develop and construct a new student housing development at 1400 W. Wells St., near Marquette University's campus. Sweeney's College Books will relocate to the first floor of the Catholic Financial Life building on 1100 W. Wells St.

Story appeared on,, and, July 23-25, 2013

Marquette Nursing Simulation Center gives students real life experience
Marquette University's newly opened simulation space for nursing students uses mannequins to teach students how to handle rare emergency situations as well as more common tasks, such as inserting breathing tubes.

Story will appear in M Magazine, August 2013

Marquette and ROTC: Point-counterpoint op-ed pieces
Kevin Miller, Marquette alumnus, wrote an opinion piece supporting Marquette University's right to offer officer training along with education in the Catholic moral tradition. Daniel Maguire, professor of theology, wrote an opinion piece claiming Marquette's ROTC program is contradictory to the teachings and values of the university and advocates stopping ROTC training at Marquette.

Miller op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 24, 2013
Maguire op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 24, 2013

Paul Secunda, associate professor of law, commented on the Detroit bankruptcy case and whether a federal bankruptcy court can ignore a state constitutional provision and allow a city like Detroit to ignore its previous promises concerning public employee pensions. "There's not a lot of previous case law that tells us what's going to happen here," Secunda said.

Associated Press story appeared on, and, July 23- 25, 2013

Haggerty Museum of Art hosts new German exhibit

The Haggerty Museum of Art is currently exhibiting "New Objectivity in German Art: Highlights from the Marvin and Janet Fishman Collection." The exhibit will be displayed until July 28.

Blog appeared on, July 19, 2013

George Koonce, director of development, commented on the partnership between GE Healthcare and the NFL to develop new MRI equipment to detect concussions. Koonce discussed the importance of extending this technology for use beyond the NFL because while 1,800 men play in the professional league, millions more people play at the college, high school and youth levels.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 19, 2013

Steven Frieder, assistant to the president and corporate secretary, discussed the reasoning for Americans' great interest in the birth of the royal baby.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 23, 2013

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