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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.

January 30, 2014


Marquette University gets anonymous $10 million gift
Interim President Robert A. Wild, S.J., announced that Marquette received a $10 million gift from an anonymous benefactor that will help the university build a new residence at the center of campus for its community of Jesuit priests and boost need-based scholarships for students. "This significant gift is a tremendous investment in the future of our members of the Society of Jesus who make such profound academic and spiritual contributions to life at Marquette," Father Wild said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 28, 2014
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Story aired on WKOW-TV (ABC 27 Madison), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 27, 2014

Marquette Law School Poll shows Gov. Scott Walker leads Mary Burke 47 to 41 percent; President Obama's approval rating drops
According to the latest Marquette Law School Poll, Gov. Scott Walker leads Democratic challenger Mary Burke in the 2014 governor's race, 47 percent to 41 percent. Also according to the poll, President Obama's approval rating has fallen to 44 percent, with 50 percent disapproving of the job he's doing.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 28, 2014
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Documentary on Marquette basketball debuts at Sundance Film Festival
A documentary focused on the iconic "untucked" jerseys worn by Marquette University's 1977 men's basketball championship team premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Untucked, directed by Danny Pudi, Marquette alumnus and actor, is part of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series and is expected to be shared on in March.

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Marquette survey shows manufacturing grew at moderate pace in January

Manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois continued to grow at a modest pace in January, according to a monthly survey of manufacturers released Jan. 30, by Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management. The survey's index measuring industrial health was 52.8, down from 54.2 in December but still signaling growth.

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Marquette University School of Dentistry takes part in 12th annual "Give Kids a Smile" day
Marquette University School of Dentistry and the Wisconsin Dental Association came together to give 600 local kids a free trip to the dentist as part of the 12th annual "Give Kids a Smile" screening day at Marquette.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 26, 2013
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Marquette student robbed at gunpoint

The Milwaukee Police Department and Department of Public Safety officials are searching for two suspects who robbed a Marquette University student at gunpoint Jan. 27, around 8 p.m. in the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue. The suspect fled with a second suspect in the student's black Lexus, with Florida plates F06-5JG.

Story aired on WTMJ-AM (620) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 28, 2014

David Leigh, clinical assistant professor of exercise science,
discussed athletic trainers' responsibilities to athletes as they prepare to compete in the winter Olympics, along with what athletes go through to prepare for the Games.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 25, 2014

Peter Toumanoff, associate professor of economics,
discussed his experience living in Russia, training with the Russian Olympic team, how Russia has changed over the years and how competitive the country strives to be in the Olympics.

Story aired on KFIZ-NewsRadio (1450, Fond du Lac, Wis.), Jan. 27, 2014

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed Wisconsin's state ban on a seven-day workweek for most people and Republican Senator Glenn Grothman's plan to change it. According to Secunda, there are reasons Wisconsin has required a 24-hour break each week.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7), Jan. 30, 2014

Susannah Bartlow, director of the Gender and Sexuality Resource Center, commented on President Obama's presidential task force on campus rapes and sexual assault. Bartlow said, "It's an exciting opportunity to take our work to the next level. Hopefully, it will yield the kind of results we need to extend beyond campuses and end the epidemic."

Story appeared on, Jan. 23, 2014

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