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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.

March 6, 2014


Nurse-led clinics offer primary care in underserved communities

Marquette University and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin are operating two new nurse-led health clinics that came about because neighbors lobbied for better health care options. There are now 500 nurse-led clinics around the country and the number will expand as providers look for less pricey ways to provide health care.

Story appeared on, March 5, 2014
NPR story aired on KBBI-AM (AM 890), KPCC-FM (FM 89.3), KXJZ-FM (FM 90.0), WBUR-FM (FM 90,0), WBFO-FM (FM 88.7), WHYY-FM (FM 90.0), KUOW-FM (FM 94.9) and KQED-FM (FM 88.5), March 5, 2014

Marquette Law School Poll showed support for universal background checks
The recent Marquette Law School Poll showed the majority of Wisconsin voters supported universal background checks in gun sales. Currently, the state requires people who purchase guns from federal-licensed dealers to undergo background checks. Wisconsin activists are petitioning for a bill that would require background checks on all firearm sales, including gun show and Internet sales.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 28, 2014
Wisconsin Radio Network story appeared on and, and aired on WHBL-AM (AM 1330) and WTAQ-AM (AM 1360), Feb. 28, 2014

Measure of manufacturing growth falls in February

The Marquette Center for Supply Chain Management's monthly manufacturing index for Wisconsin and northern Illinois was 48.59, down from 52.82 in January. "The first quarter of the year is seasonally slow anyway, so it doesn't take too much to dip into this negative arena," said Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 28, 2014

Marquette College of Nursing studying African-Americans' perceptions of palliative care

A Marquette College of Nursing research team and community partners studied how African-Americans in Milwaukee perceive palliative care by conducting focus groups of 100 residents. The study was conducted to help explain why the African-American population is the most underrepresented demographic in utilizing palliative care and hospice services. The college hopes to use results to develop local initiatives, and increase awareness and understanding of palliative care.

Story appeared in Nursing Matters, February 2014

Adam Stockhausen, Comm '96,
spoke about his first Oscar nomination in production design for his work on the set of 12 Years a Slave. Stockhausen credited Marquette faculty in his interview, saying, "I had amazing teachers at Marquette University."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 1, 2014
Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 3, 2014

Charles Franklin, professor of law,
commented on the first Democratic advertisement of the 2014 governor's race, which briefly introduces candidate Mary Burke, but then attacks Gov. Scott Walker's record. Franklin said candidates typically take some time this early in the campaign to introduce themselves, but this time the sparring has already begun.

Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3), March 5, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
provided a connection between the rise of the economy and the rise in divorce rates. Now that "home prices are going up, many people who were postponing their divorce might start thinking about it. In many cases after divorce, people sell their homes and divide up the proceeds which provides each of them with a nest egg to begin their separate lives," said Chowdhury.

Story appeared on and, March 1, 2014

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing,
commented on the effect of the Internet on retail sales, specifically the downfall of Madison-based retailer, American TV & Appliance. Akhter compares the days when customers would drive out of state for low prices to retail's changing landscape today.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 3, 2014

Stephen Franzoi, professor of psychology, who specializes in body acceptance issues, discussed how men and women perceive body image differently and provided ways in which parents can address these issues with their children.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), "The Morning Blend," Feb. 27, 2014

Tkhukha "Haney" Fam, a Marquette student from Ukraine, discussed her fear that Russia will take over the eastern part of her country.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 2, 2014

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