Time Magazine skims the surface of Scott Walker's Marquette University schooling and dropping out, missing his published GPA, credit deficit, run for student body president marred by ethics violations and a withdrawn student paper endorsement, and timeline for the birth of his kids which did not conflict with his buckling down and graduating.
The magazine's writers should begun with an Internet search or talked to the school paper, which ran this story during Walker's 2010 gubernatorial run:
Walker attended Marquette from 1986 to 1990, but never attained a degree (see page 5). His sophomore year, Walker ran for president of the Associated Students of Marquette University (ASMU, the former title for Marquette Student Government). He was accused of violating campaign guidelines on multiple occasions.
The Tribune reported then that he was found guilty of illegal campaigning two weeks before his candidacy became official. Later, a Walker campaign worker was seen placing brochures under doors at the YMCA. Door-to-door campaigning was strictly prohibited.
Walker initially denied this but later admitted to the violation, which resulted in lost campaign privileges at the YMCA.
In the run-up to election day, the Tribune’s editorial board endorsed Walker’s opponent John Quigley, but said either candidate had the potential to serve effectively.
However, the Tribune revised its editorial the following day, calling Walker “unfit for presidency.” The column cited Walker’s distribution of a mudslinging brochure about Quigley that featured statements such as “constantly shouting about fighting the administration” and “trying to lead several ineffective protests of his own.”Simple Google searches would have also found that Walker's first child was born in 1993, long after Walker left MU in 1990 - - undermining his claim to Time that it was the arrival of his kids that prevented the completion of his degree.
And undermining his statement to a school publication that he was going to graduate at the end of 1990 with a triple major when he was clearly far short of credits.
A degree to which he had attained only 94 credits over four years - - 36 short - - and a 2.59 GPA, according to a Journal Sentinel story.