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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 22, 2014


Marquette Law School Poll finds governor's race tied
A Marquette University Law School Poll released Oct. 15 found the race for governor has tightened again, with Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke tied at 47 percent among likely voters.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 16, 2014

Associated Press story appeared on,,, and, Oct. 15-21, 2014

Stories aired on WTMJ-AM (620), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WMTV-TV (NBC 15), WFRV-TV (CBS 5), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WKBT-TV (CBS 8), WSAW-TV (CBS 7), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WUWM-FM (89.7) CSPAN (national), Oct. 15-21, 2014

Similar stories appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio,,,,,,, and Oct. 15-17, 2014

Related story by the Associated Press on early voting appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on,,, and, Oct. 19-20, 2014

Marquette University student injured in Spain

Marquette University student Jennifer Waters, who is studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, was seriously injured when she fell and hit her head after being grazed by a car over the weekend. Waters is a junior in the College of Business Administration. Her family has flown to Madrid to be with her and Marquette is providing the family with many resources while in Spain. Marquette is offering counseling services to students both abroad and on-campus.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 22, 2014
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-AM (620) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 20-21, 2014

Marquette University suffers potential data breach

A Marquette employee reported a potential data breach in which a technical glitch allowed internal users access to personal information housed on graduate school applications. Marquette University spokesman Brian Dorrington said the university has no indication that the information was viewed by anyone except for the Marquette employee who reported the error.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 17, 2014.
Similar stories appeared on and, Oct. 18, 2014

UWM Innovation Campus helps build connections with key partners

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Innovation Campus brings industry, academic and medical practice together near Wisconsin's largest academic health cluster to drive research, development and entrepreneurship in Milwaukee. In a campus-wide presentation on Oct. 14, President Michael R. Lovell described what Marquette's presence might look like at Innovation Campus.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2014
Video on Marquette's presence at Innovation Campus can be found online.

Marquette Law poll shows no difference between Catholic and Protestant voters

The Marquette University Law School Poll found no significant difference between Catholic and Protestant respondents on a variety of topics, including President Obama's job performance, their view of the Tea Party, whether to increase the minimum wage and support of the Affordable Care Act. The results are part of an article describing the changing voting patterns of Catholics.

Story appeared on, Oct. 17, 2014

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor of education and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning,
spoke about his memoir, No Struggle No Progress. Fuller has dedicated much of his life's work to eradicating poverty and focusing on civil rights within education.

Similar interviews aired on WUNC-FM (91.5) and WUWM-FM (89.7), Oct. 15, 2014

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, discussed his his dual roles as a fellow at Marquette and a practicing journalist for WISN-TV (ABC 12), along with how elected officials and journalists relate to each other today versus the relationship that existed when he first went into news. "Many elected officials don't need the 'mainstream media' in the same way they needed us 20 or 30 years ago, they have many alternative ways to get their message out," said Gousha.

Interview aired on WUWM-FM (FM 89.7), Oct. 21, 2014

Jesuit institutions honored alumnus James Foley
The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities invited all 28 Jesuit institutions to join James Foley's family in solidarity to celebrate his life on what would have been his 41st birthday on Oct. 18. Marquette University held Prayer of the Faithful Masses in Foley's honor Oct. 19.

Story appeared on, Oct. 14, 2014
Story aired on WTMJ-AM (620), Oct. 20, 2014

Daniel Blinka, professor of law,
commented on Michael Aprahamian's appointment to serve as judge of branch nine of the Waukesha County Circuit Court, saying, "I have the highest degree of confidence in Mr. Aprahamian's character, professional judgment and legal skills."

Story appeared on, Oct. 17, 2014

Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin researchers to develop methods to optimize virtual tools for nasal surgery

Marquette University researchers will assist the Medical College of Wisconsin in a four-year, $1.4 million grant researching the virtual computational modeling to improve outcomes of nasal airway surgery.

Story appeared on, Oct. 17, 2014

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