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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 8, 2014


Marquette University Law School Poll shows Walker leading Burke in race for governor
A Marquette University Law School Poll released Oct. 1 showed Republican Gov. Scott Walker leading his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, 50 to 45 percent among likely voters.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 2, 2014

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Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 1, 2014

Marquette to close on real estate deals for future expansion site
Marquette University has paid $5.25 million for 2.3 acres, the first step in a 7-acre campus expansion. While there are no immediate plans for the land, the university estimates its land-buy will total about $9 million when complete, expanding its footprint to the east. The purchase is likely to close within the next month. Marquette President Michael R. Lovell announced the strategic acquisition in his Inaugural address.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 2, 2014

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Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-AM (620) and WISN-TV (ABC 12) Oct. 1, 2014

Marquette conference focuses on Great Lakes, health care and energy

The Diederich College of Communication will hold its annual O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism Conference Oct. 9 and Oct. 10. The conference will focus on the projects of the 2013-14 O'Brien fellows – toxic algae and invasive species in the Great Lakes, healthcare for low-income families, and the difficulties of reducing carbon emissions in the United States.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and, Oct. 3-7, 2014

Marquette University School of Dentistry provides MPS students free dental exams

Marquette University School of Dentistry students gave Milwaukee Head Start students free dental exams on Oct. 4. The exams were provided in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College and the Greater Milwaukee Dental Association. The exams included a cleaning, a complimentary toothbrush and fluoride treatments. College of Nursing students also participated in this interdisciplinary event by helping apply fluoride treatments to toddlers' teeth.

Story appeared on, Oct. 4, 2014

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
commented on the Oct. 8 Supreme Court hearing on whether the time Amazon workers spend going through required security checkpoints should count as paid work. With screenings increasingly common, the case could have implications for a wide range of workplaces. "There are literally billions and billions of dollars at stake," Secunda said.

Story appeared on,, and, Oct. 2-8, 2014

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science,
commented on the potential for Mitt Romney to run as a 2016 presidential candidate. Romney plans to decide whether or not he will run in 2015.

Story appeared on, Oct. 1, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed Wisconsin's economic future with manufacturing being the single largest employment sector in the state.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 3, 2014

Janine Geske, distinguished professor of law, discussed the Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge's ruling that a state-mandated $750,000 cap on medical malpractice awards is unconstitutional. By limiting his decision to one particular case, Judge Jeffrey Conen's decision has a better chance to withstand an appeal than had the judge declared the cap was unconstitutional in all cases, said Geske.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 5, 2014

Marquette releases 2012-13 safety report
Last week, Marquette released its 2012-13 safety report. The new report shows a rise in robberies on Marquette's campus between 2012 and 2013, while the number of sex offenses and drug-related arrests have fallen.

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

Renovations to Marquette's Al McGuire Center complete

The Al McGuire Center's all-sports weight room, men's basketball locker room and men's basketball practice gym have been renovated. Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Wojciechowski noted that new improvements will allow current players to feel at home while also attracting new recruits.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 8, 2014

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