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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.

October 31, 2013


Marquette Law School Poll indicates tight governor's race
Although the election for governor remains more than a year away, the latest Marquette University Law School Poll released Tuesday revealed that Republican Gov. Scott Walker had 47 percent and Democratic candidate Mary Burke had 45 percent of registered voters' support. The poll also looked at Walker's approval rating, same-sex marriage, voucher schools and the Affordable Care Act, among other topics.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 30, 2013
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Marquette receives grant for high school computer science curriculum
The National Science Foundation granted $844,000 to Marquette University to help introduce more computer science courses to ninth- and 10th-grade students in Wisconsin high schools so that students can learn about careers related to computer science before graduation.

Story appeared on, Oct. 24, 2013

Christopher (Shaun) Longstreet, director of the Center for Teaching and Learning,
co-authored an article discussing the process of searching for alternative careers, full-time non-teaching and non-research positions within higher education.

Article appeared on, Oct. 30, 2013

Youth on a quest to reclaim a Safe Milwaukee
The Marquette University Volunteer Corps joined the arts against violence workshop with Safe & Sound, Inc., and the Violence Prevention Initiative of the Medical College of Wisconsin to assist young people with projects focusing on bullying prevention, violence, gang activity, substance abuse, or to share their vision of a safer, healthier community.

Story appeared on, Oct. 29, 2013

Howard Fuller, director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning,
commented on the progress of racial and economic equality in Wisconsin, saying there still remains a gap between the wealthy and the poor.

Story appeared on, Oct. 29, 2013

George Koonce, director of development,
discussed his concern for concussions and brain injuries in football, the progress he's seen over the years and the improvements he hopes to see in the future.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 28, 2013

Larry Williams, vice president and director of intercollegiate athletics,
has been named a member of the Cultural and Entertainment Capital Needs Task Force. This task force aims to focus on identifying funding options to preserve and enhance key facilities in the four-county metropolitan area, including the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 26, 2013
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Dan Zitomer, professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, and director of the Water Quality Center, will be a partner in a new renewable energy project called the Forest County Potawatomi. Located in the Menomonee River Valley, the project aims to convert food wastes into renewable energy that will be sold to We Energies.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 27, 2013

Marquette hosts events to improve understanding of Islam
In collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Library, Marquette University will host events to help raise understanding of Islam in the United States and to dispel the myths that Islam is a foreign religion.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 26, 2013

Amanda Keeler, assistant professor of digital media,
commented on the recent trend of Hollywood movies featuring and catering to older audiences, particularly baby boomer men.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 31, 2013

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