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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 29, 2013


Marquette announces free online investing course
Marquette University will offer its first free online course to the general public this fall. David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program and adjunct assistant professor of finance, will teach "Introduction to Applied Investing," a course for those who want to be more informed and savvier about investing.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 27, 2013
Similar stories appeared on and, Aug. 26, 2013

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 26, 2013

Dean "The Dream" Meminger, alumnus and former All-American point guard, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at age 65. Meminger has been referred to as one of the greatest players in Marquette history. The number two scorer led Marquette to a 78-9 record and an NIT championship during his three seasons.

Story appeared in the New York Times and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 24, 2013 Similar stories appeared on,, Today', Aug. 23-24, 2013

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 23- 24, 2013

Chronic crisis: A system that doesn't heal

During a fellowship with Marquette University's Diederich College of Communication, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Meg Kissinger, examined Milwaukee County's mental health system. She worked side-by-side with Marquette students on the project.

Update appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 25, 2013
Original special reporting series appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 20-23, 2013

College of Engineering to host international wastewater treatment and renewable energy course
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 Wednesday, Sept. 4, and Thursday, Sept. 5.

Story appeared on, Aug. 24, 2013

MIAD and Marquette to collaborate on curriculum for industrial design

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and the Marquette University College of Engineering are pursuing a collaborative curriculum model with the goal of educating design and engineering students to meet the multidisciplinary challenges of the global marketplace.

Stories appeared on and the, Aug. 22-24, 2013

Five Marquette students interviewed about Beloit College Mindset List
Five incoming freshmen at Marquette University were interviewed about the Beloit College Mindset List, which attempts to measure the cultural awareness touchstones of today's college freshmen.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 24, 2013

Jeff Snell, special adviser to the president,
commented on how today's entrepreneurs operate differently than business leaders of the past, working out of coffee shops and growing their businesses at accelerators or co-working spaces. "The old school sometimes views these types of efforts as irreverent because it's disruptive to the thinking about how things are done among leaders," Snell said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 25, 2013

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, commented on criticisms of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), saying, "Technology does not mean that we don't need great teachers, it's just the opposite."

Story appeared on, Aug. 19, 2013

Charles Franklin, professor of law,
commented on the speculation about Madison school board member Mary Burke running for governor next year as a democratic challenger to Gov. Scott Walker. "I think that this far out, it's probably premature to say that the nomination is absolutely hers," Franklin said.

Stories aired on WTAQ-AM (AM 1360) and WHBL-AM (AM 1330), Aug. 26-27, 2013

Matthew Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law,
commented on the specific characteristics of successful sports arena deals, including Sacramento's arena financing plan, saying, "I think the deal is structured in a thoughtful and deliberate way which, if executed properly, should be a net positive for the Sacramento economy."

Story appeared on, Aug. 27, 2013

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