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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.

September 19, 2013


As Marquette dental school expands, possible rival resurfaces
A $16 million expansion of the Marquette University School of Dentistry is nearly complete, and has allowed for 20 additonal spots in each class moving forward. Marshfield Clinic and the UW System are exploring the possiblity of a second dental school in the state. Marquette, which has operated the only dental school in Wisconsin since 1894, opposes the possible proposal from Marshfield Clinic and the UW System for a new dental school.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 17, 2013

NCAA president clarifies speculation of paying college athletes
During his speech at a recent public policy forum at Marquette University Law School, NCAA President Mark Emmert spoke about the increasing speculation of paying college athletes. Emmert said that although significant changes within the NCAA are likely to occur in the near future, players will not be paid.

Associated Press story appeared on,,,,,, and numerous other websites, Sept. 17, 2013

Story aired on WTIC-AM (AM 1080) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 17, 2013

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
commented on the correlation between the economy and the rising divorce rate.

Story appeared on, Sept. 18, 2013

Marquette, Milwaukee Bar Association launch mobile legal clinic
Marquette Law School and the Milwaukee Bar Association are partnering to launch the Milwaukee Justice Center Mobile Legal Clinic, a bus designed to provide free, brief legal advice to individuals who are outside of the areas currently served by legal volunteer efforts in metropolitan Milwaukee.

Story appeared on and, September 17-18, 2013

Two Marquette Public Safety officers injured in altercation with student

Two Marquette University Public Safety officers were injured after responding to a verbal fight near 11th Street and Wisconsin Avenue early Sunday morning. One student became disorderly and aggressive and proceeded to strike an officer before attempting to flee. During the incident, a second officer was injured as well. Both officers are recovering.

Story appeared on and, Sept. 15, 2013
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WHBL-AM (AM 1330), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-AM (AM 620) WDJT-TV (CBS 58) Sept. 15-16, 2013

Marquette student struck by vehicle at campus intersection
A Marquette University student was hit by a car Monday, Sept. 16, as she was crossing the intersection of 16th Street and Wisconsin Avenue. The student experienced non-life threatening injuries and is recovering. New button-activated flashing lights are available at three campus crosswalks to aid pedestrians crossing busy streets.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and WTMJ-AM (AM 620), Sept. 16-17, 2013

Janis Orlowski, Marquette alumna and Board of Trustees member,
spoke out against gun violence in the United States after treating wounded victims involved in the recent Navy Yard shooting in Washington, D.C., which left 13 dead, including the gunman. Orlowski is chief medical officer and chief operating officer at Medstar Washington Hospital Center, where the victims were brought.

Story appeared on, Sept. 18, 2013

Paul Gasser, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, commented on Aaron Alexis, the alleged gunman of the mass shooting in Washington, D.C., and how he may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health issues.

Story appeared on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept.17, 2013

Robert Wheeler, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, discussed the odds and appeal of winning the Powerball jackpot.

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (AM 620), Sept. 18, 2013

Actor who plays Walter White, Jr., to speak at Marquette

R.J. Mitte, who plays Walter White, Jr., on the AMC series Breaking Bad, will speak at Marquette University on Thursday, Sept. 19. Like his character, Mitte has cerebral palsy, and will speak about overcoming adversity and bullying.

Blogs appeared on, and, Sept. 17-18, 2013
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 18, 2013

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