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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.

November 14, 2013


John McAdams, associate professor of political science, discussed his theory on the JFK assassination on the television show "NOVA: Cold Case JFK," which debuted on PBS on Nov. 13. McAdams discussed the theory of multiple shooters and whether the single bullet theory is true. McAdams was also interviewed by USA Today about a comprehensive website he created that focuses on debunking misinformation and disinformation surrounding the JFK assassination.

Story aired on, Nov. 13, 2013
Story appeared in USA Today, Nov. 10, 2013
Related and similar stories appeared on,,, and, and aired on Milwaukee Public Television's "Wisconsin Remembers John F. Kennedy," Nov. 10-13, 2013

Marquette engineering students design satellite, aiming for orbit
Students in the College of Engineering at Marquette University are designing and building a satellite that will be launched into space in the next 18 to 24 months. Named Golden Eagle 1, the satellite is solar- and battery-powered and carries both a thermal camera as well as a high-resolution camera. It takes six different student teams to design and assemble the satellite's components in preparation for entry into space.

Story appeared on Yahoo News, Nov. 14, 2013
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 13, 2013

Marquette named one of the 10 best colleges for veterans

According to a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report, Marquette University was ranked as the eighth-best institution of higher education for military veterans. To be considered for U.S. News' ranking of best colleges for veterans, schools had to be certified for the GI Bill, participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program and be members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium.

Story appeared on, Nov. 11, 2013

Broadcaster Steve "The Homer" True critically injured in car accident
The radio voice of Marquette University basketball, radio personality Steve "The Homer" True, was injured in a car accident Nov. 13. Larry Williams, vice president and director of athletics said, "The entire Marquette University community is praying for Homer, his wife Nancy and his family this evening and we ask everyone do the same."

Story appeared on,,, and, Nov. 13-14, 2013
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-AM (AM 620), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WISC-TV (CBS 3), Nov 13-14, 2013

Marquette Law School's Restorative Justice Initiative makes a difference in the community
The Marquette University Law School offers the Restorative Justice Initiative, which has fostered exceptional community connections in Wisconsin and continues to strive for excellence in the field of public service. Under the leadership of Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, the initiative has brought community focus to the Law School by providing the students with substantial leadership training in addition to their considerable technical legal education.

Opinion piece published on, Nov. 11, 2013

Local Filipinos work to support victims of Typhoon Haiyan
Francis Landoy, a Filipino student at Marquette, commented on Typhoon Haiyan. He says he was thinking of what his family in the central Philippines is going through right now. "A lot of my friends from all around have been reaching out, asking me if my family's doing OK. It's really nice that people are actually asking to see how everyone's doing back home," says Landoy.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WKOW-TV (ABC 27) and WQOW-TV (ABC 19), Nov. 10-11, 2013

Mallory O'Brien, clinical assistant professor in nursing,
was named one of the 20 Most Creative Milwaukeeans by Milwaukee Magazine for developing the Homicide Review Commission, a violence reporting system that has helped to tame Milwaukee's streets since 2005.

Story appeared on, Nov. 4, 2013

David Baker, professor and associate chair of biomedical sciences and co-founder of Promentis Pharmaceuticals, discussed lab tests at Marquette University that could lead to a new therapy for Parkinson's disease patients following the Michael J. Fox Foundation's donation of nearly $300,000 to the company for research.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 7, 2013

Justin Webb, security analyst for Information Technology Services, commented on wireless technology used by law enforcement to track criminal suspects. The technology is at issue in a state Supreme Court case that's reviewing the conviction of a murder suspect who was apprehended using a cell phone tracking system.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 12, 2013

Susan Breakwell, clinical associate professor of nursing,
discussed several studies exploring the distress caused by the death of a spouse and reasons why couples sometimes die within hours or moments of each other.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 8, 2013

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