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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 28, 2015


Marquette draws students from around the globe for brain dissection class
Marquette's College of Health Sciences attracted 102 students for a unique continuing education course featuring dissection of the human brain. The majority of the students study psychology, physical therapy and neuroscience. As part of the story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, William Cullinan, professor and dean of the College of Health Sciences, conducted an online chat with readers.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 25, 2015

Chat appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 27, 2015

McCarthy materials under seal at Raynor Memorial Libraries
In an opinion piece arguing that the Freedom of Information Act should apply to members of Congress, author Alexis Coe wrote that she was unable to view post-1946 correspondence from Sen. Joseph McCarthy because they are under seal at Marquette's Raynor Memorial Libraries. Many of the papers from the controversial alumnus are sealed for the lifetime of McCarthy's daughter.

Story appeared in The New York Times, Oct. 27, 2015

Marquette students help the homeless
Marquette students and volunteers hosted the sixth annual Project Homeless Connect event, creating a one-stop-shop for Milwaukee's homeless community to access multiple services. The event included a job fair, dental check-ups, health screenings and giveaways.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 22, 2015

Similar stories aired on at least four news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Milwaukee Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 22-23, 2015

Marquette Law Library to host conference on public libraries
Marquette University Law School will host a conference that will focus on public libraries. The event will feature presentations and discussions on the past, present and especially future of an American institution that's certainly revered but also in the throes of rapid and perhaps radical transformation.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 24, 2015

Marquette study cited in story about British government and some UK companies removing job candidates' names from their applications
A story about United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron saying this week that the British government and some UK companies would remove the names of entry-level job candidates included information from a 2008 Marquette University study. The study found that people with common first names are viewed as more likable and more likely to be hired, while those with rare names are less likely to be hired.

Story appeared on Business Insider, Oct. 28, 2015

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, commented on Dane County home sales, which have been hampered due to the area having more buyers than sellers. "That may well be what has constrained their sales in September," Clark said. "They simply don't have the available supply that exists in other areas of the state."

Story appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal, Oct. 23, 2015

Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, commented on Milwaukee's retail expansion. "Retailers are finally seeing enough evidence that, OK, I can invest," she said. "As long as people are feeling that way, retailers are going to feel that way."

Story appeared on the website of WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 26, 2015

Sarah Peck, associate professor of finance, commented on Johnson Controls Inc. CEO Alex Molinaroli giving a con man millions of dollars in what turned out to be a Ponzi scheme. "It is becoming very difficult for people to trust his character and leadership," Peck said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 26, 2015

Governor praises Paul Ryan at Marquette-hosted event
Gov. Scott Walker commented on Paul Ryan as the Janesville Republican is slated to become the next House Speaker. "Paul is one of the rare breeds in Washington," Walker said while attending Wisconsin's Cyber Security Summit at Marquette. "He went there to do something great, not to be something great. He's unique in that he's never changed that focus."

Story appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 28, 2015

Marquette students read poem by renowned poet
Students from Marquette read "What I Have Learned So Far," a poem by renowned poet Mary Oliver, which was featured on The Huffington Post Daily Meditations page.

Story appeared on The Huffington Post, Oct. 23, 2015

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