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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.

December 5, 2013


Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, explained what's involved in developing purchasing manager indices, or PMIs, which are industry standard bellwethers of manufacturing activity derived from monthly surveys of private sector firms.

Story aired on numerous National Public Radio affiliates nationwide, Dec. 2, 2013

Thanksgiving at a home away from home

Several of Marquette University's faculty and staff served Thanksgiving dinner for students unable to travel home for the holiday on Nov. 28. The dinner was provided in memory of Rev. William McEvoy, S.J., who first provided this annual dinner for students during the 1950s in the basement of the building formerly housing the dental school.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 28, 2013
Similar stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 28-29, 2013

Current Tendencies III: Artists from Milwaukee
At Marquette University's Haggerty Museum of Art, the third edition of the biennial exhibition series, "Current Tendencies III: Artists From Milwaukee," features nine Milwaukee artists' selected artworks from the Haggerty's permanent collection to inspire new images or installations in the hope that viewers will gain fresh insight and perspective by placing those works in a contemporary context.

Review appeared on, Nov. 21, 2013

Safety alerts on Marquette campus after robberies

Marquette University has reminded its students and staff about safety after a second robbery in two days on the 1200 block of Wisconsin Ave. Both victims were asked to surrender their cell phones. According to police, cell phones have increasingly become a target for criminals. Individuals are urged to limit cell phone use while walking alone and exercise more caution regarding their surroundings.

Story appeared aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 22, 2013

J. Gordon Hylton, professor of law,
discussed the controversy around the Washington Redskins' professional football team name and who chose the name in the first place.

Story aired on MSNBC, Dec.1, 2013

Margaret Walker, Donald J. Schuenke Chair and professor of philosophy,
discussed the results of a national poll that claims Americans trust people less than ever. Walker said that people are breaking trust more and also don't seem to have the accountability people once had. She also said we are trusting people online more than we should.

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (AM 620), Dec. 4, 2013

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
said he is surprised by the lack of job growth in Wisconsin's manufacturing sector after a new round of numbers indicated that the pace of job creation in the state slowed by 37 percent for the one-year period ending in June. "The manufacturing sector generally provides good pay, especially for the three-quarters of state workers without four-year college degrees," Chowdhury added.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 22, 2013

John Krugler, professor of history, wrote Creating Old World Wisconsin: The Struggle to Build an Outdoor History Museum of Ethnic Architecture, a book detailing the history of Old World Wisconsin, the largest outdoor museum of rural life in the country.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Nov. 21, 2013

Dave Tamburrino, director of development and two-time Olympian, discussed the upcoming 2014 Winter Olympics and the speed skaters he has coached and those he's coaching now.

Interview aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 15, 2013

John Kircher, professor of law,
wrote a book on punitive damages, which pertains to the recent compensation awarded to the victims hurt by a concrete panel that fell from the O'Donnell parking garage in 2010.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 22, 2013

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