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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 22, 2013

TOP STORIES

Marquette and MIAD collaborate to meld engineering and industrial design
Marquette University's College of Engineering and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design will collaborate over the next two years to create a curriculum to provide undergraduate industrial design and engineering students at each institution a combined skill set to become creative and innovative problem-solvers.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 20, 2013
Similar story appeared on BizJournals.com, Aug. 21, 2013


Marquette welcomes nearly 2,000 freshmen
Marquette University welcomed nearly 2,000 freshmen as move-in day commenced Wednesday, Aug. 21. With the assistance of friends and family, the Class of 2017 moved into Abbottsford, Carpenter, Cobeen, Mashuda, McCormick, O'Donnell and Straz Halls.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 21, 2013
Video appeared on JSOnline.com, Aug. 21, 2013
Photo gallery appeared on JSOnline.com, Aug. 21, 2013
Similar story appeared on Fox6Now.com, Aug. 21, 2013


Marquette named as the second-largest Wisconsin fundraising school

The 2013 Almanac of Higher Education ranked Marquette University as the second largest fundraising school in Wisconsin, behind the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Created annually by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the Almanac of Higher Education provides an annual compendium of data on colleges.

Data appeared on Chronicle.com, Aug. 19, 2013


Marquette University Law School Poll provides in-depth look at attitudes on crime and punishment
While the most recent Marquette University Law School Poll focused mainly on approval ratings for Gov. Scott Walker and President Barack Obama, Wisconsinites' attitudes on crime and punishment were also measured. More than half of respondents agreed that prisoners who have served half of their terms should be released from prison and subjected to a less costly punishment. However, two-thirds of respondents voiced support for "Truth-in-Sentencing," a policy put in place in 1998 that effectively ended parole in Wisconsin.

Story appeared on Madison.com, Aug. 21, 2013


Jail Education Solutions wins first place in Marquette-founded social innovation challenge

Jail Education Solutions received $15,000 for its first-place finish and audience choice award in the Midwest Social Innovation Start-Up Challenge, which was founded by Marquette University's Social Innovation Initiative to highlight business plans with a social or environmental impact aimed at making the world a better place. The start-up was chosen as the winner for its aim to provide educational programming for televisions in prisons.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 16, 2013


College of Engineering to host course on anaerobic industrial waste treatment
Marquette University's College of Engineering will host international wastewater treatment and renewable energy professionals for a two-day course on anaerobic treatment of industrial waste.

Story appeared on TMCNet.com, Aug. 21, 2013


David Clark, professor of economics,
commented on the recent rise in Wisconsin home sales and prices, saying that rising mortgage rates and concerns about increased pricing likely played a role.

Associated Press story appeared on SacramentoBee.com, KansasCity.com, TodaysTMJ4.com and numerous other websites, Aug. 19-20, 2013
Similar stories appeared on BeloitDailyNews.com, WisBusiness.com and WJFW.com, Aug. 20, 2013


Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on unions' opinions on Obamacare and Taft-Hartley plans, saying that because of how the law was crafted, it may not leave much room for the White House to interpret Taft-Hartley plans as unions would like.

Story appeared on HuffingtonPost.com, Aug. 21, 2013
Similar story appeared on PolitiFact.com, Aug. 4, 2013


Kevin Craig, Greenheck Chair and professor of mechanical engineering,
wrote an article about the dependence engineers have on computer tools to model and analyze systems, and whether or not they could apply basic mathematics and physics if technology failed. "We are becoming a profession of computer tool users and some boast that they are free from the unnecessary details of mathematics and physics," Craig wrote.

Guest blog post appeared on DesignNews.com, Aug. 19, 2013

Andrew Brodzeller, associate director of university communication,
commented on Wisconsin's newly enforced drunken-driving crackdown. He said walking is the main way of getting around campus. An evening shuttle service that operates in the campus area until 3 a.m. each day gives around 300,000 rides a year, helping to prevent students from walking or driving drunk, and walking escorts are also available to students.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on TwinCities.com, Aug. 15-16, 2013


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