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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.

August 15, 2013


Marquette ranked as one of the most collaborative U.S. colleges
Marquette ranked No. 12 on a list of "The Top 100 Best and Most Collaborative U.S. Colleges." The list used the top 100 schools from U.S. News and World Report and re-ranked them based on social media engagement scores. When broken down based on size of school, Marquette ranked No. 3 on the list for "Medium Schools," ahead of Georgetown, No. 8, and Notre Dame, No. 9.

Story appeared on, Aug. 6, 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. Mitten said the likely effect of a plaintiffs' victory would be for athletic departments to reduce expenses like escalating coaching salaries, but that they would otherwise continue to operate much as they do now.

Story appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Aug. 14, 2013

Marquette students and professor bring healthcare to Piura, Peru

Marquette nursing students, along with Dr. Darlene Weis, associate professor emerita of nursing, recently spent four weeks working with the poor in and around Piura, Peru. Working out of an established health clinic, the students conducted home visits in local villages to assess problems such as hypertension, diabetes and pressure sores, as well as to help with personal care and hygiene.

Story appeared on, Aug. 8, 2013
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Political reporter to research regional political polarization during a fellowship at Marquette Law School
Craig Gilbert of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will hold a six-month fellowship established by the Marquette Law School through its Sheldon B. Lubar Fund for Public Policy Research. Gilbert's research will focus on polarization in southeastern Wisconsin, identifying how the region's partisan divisions set it apart from other metropolitan areas.

Story appeared on, Aug. 9, 2013

NASA selects Marquette to participate in satellite program

Marquette has been selected as one of 13 university teams to support NASA's "Small Spacecraft Technology Program," which intends to develop space exploration and operation tools. Selected teams stand to receive as much as $100,000 annually for two years and will work with agency engineers and scientists from six NASA centers.

Story appeared on, Aug. 13, 2013

Athan Theoharis, professor emeritus of history, commented on the new government disclosure that reveals for the first time that the CIA gathered records on famed anti-war activist Noam Chomsky in the 1970s. Theoharis said, "It is important to learn when the CIA decided to destroy the Chomsky file and why they decided that it should be destroyed."

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Haggerty Museum of Art presents "Current Tendencies III"

The Haggerty Museum of Art presents "Current Tendencies III," a dynamic group exhibition, which features nine Milwaukee artists who are at varying points in their professional careers. "Current Tendencies" opens with an artists' reception on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., and will be up through Dec. 22.

Story appeared on, Aug. 14, 2013

Decision to come next year on converting Valley power plant could affect Marquette
The state Public Service Commission is expected to decide by early next year whether to allow We Energies to convert the Valley power plant to burn natural gas instead of coal. As one of We Energies' steam customers, Marquette is concerned that proposals by the Citizens Utility Board to shift the costs for converting the Valley plant would result in significant steam cost increases for the university.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and, Aug. 13, 2013

Opus Development Co. to build new student housing for Marquette students

Opus Development Co. is building a student housing project for Marquette students. This project is being privately developed and is not university-owned.

Story appeared on the, Aug. 13, 2013

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