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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 12, 2014


Senate passes bill that would allow Marquette to establish police force

The Wisconsin State Senate passed a bill that would allow Marquette University to create its own public police department to keep its students and staff safe. Andy Brodzeller, associate director of university communication, emphasized that the measure doesn't guarantee Marquette will commission a police force and the university hasn't made any final decisions on whether to do so. "It's something that we do want to explore obviously, that's why we took this step," he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 11, 2014
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-AM (620), and, March 11, 2013
Similar story appeared on, March 10, 2014

ESPN short film on Marquette basketball jersey premiers on
A documentary directed by Marquette alumnus and actor Danny Pudi on the iconic "untucked" jerseys worn by Marquette University's 1977 men's basketball championship team premiered on The piece is part of ESPN Films' 30 for 30 series.

Documentary premiered on, March 12, 2014
Interview with Danny Pudi aired on ESPN2, "Olbermann," March 11, 2014

Mark Barratt, associate professor of management,
discussed tactics retailers use to eliminate their overstock merchandise. Some retailers sell their overstock at a reduced cost to places such as T.J. Maxx or they may even destroy it because brands can be sensitive about their products ending up in outlets or in resale shops, he said.

Story aired on National Public Radio, "Marketplace," March 10, 2014

Jeanne Hossenlopp, vice provost for research and dean of the graduate school,
discussed the importance of committee work and how it benefits faculty careers and the life of a university. She said it allows faculty to become familiar with different areas of their university, as well as gain the opportunity to hone varied skills. Curriculum committees, for example, "help us to better train our students," Hossenlopp said.

Article appeared in Science, March 2014 Edition

Steven Long, associate professor of speech pathology and audiology,
offered a scientific explanation on what type of speech disorder the cartoon character Scooby Doo is afflicted with. "If a person walked into my office talking like Scooby there's no question I would diagnose him with a speech sound disorder. I would refer to [Scooby's disorder] as phonological as opposed to phonetic in that he shows a pattern of substituting and adding sounds in his speech rather than just distorting sounds," Long said.

Story appeared on, March 11, 2014

Lowell Barrington, chair and associate professor of political science,
commented on how the United States is limited in its power regarding the crisis in Ukraine. Barrington says because Europe relies heavily on Russia for energy, Russia could retaliate by cutting off their energy supply. "Our ability to punish Russia economically is limited without Europe," Barrington said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (FOX 6), March 6, 2014
Story aired on National Public Radio and KUT-FM (FM 95.2), March 10, 2014

H2OScore founder expands utility monitoring application
McGee Young, associate professor of political science and founder of H2OScore, has released Meter Hero. This new application not only tracks water usage, but overall energy usage. The H2OScore team has been selected as a finalist in the Chicago-based Clean Water Trust's national clean energy challenge – the team could possibly win money to help fund Meter Hero.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 11, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
wrote about the economic implications the crisis in Ukraine could have on the global economy. Chowdhury explained that while Ukraine's direct impact is minimal, Russia's involvement could set off a host of economic troubles in Europe and the U.S.

Opinion appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 6, 2014
Related story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 7, 2014

Joseph Hylton, professor of law, discussed a lawsuit brought by six minority bar owners in Racine against Mayor John Dickert and other local leaders, claiming they conspired to drive them out of the city.

Story appeared in the, March 8, 2014

Tom Ament, Marquette alumnus, died of lung cancer at a Milwaukee area hospice at age 76. Ament, who spent 34 years in county government – a decade of it as county executive – had a hand in building Miller Park and the Calatrava wing of the Milwaukee Art Museum; funded a new jail; and dealt with fiscal leaks.

Obituary appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 12, 2014
Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), and WTMJ-AM (620 AM), Feb. 19, 2014

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