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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.

June 4, 2014


Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute,
was named president of the Sports Lawyers Association, a 1,700-member organization for those who practice and teach sports law. Mitten's two-year term begins next year. Mitten has recently commented on issues ranging from Donald Sterling to unionization efforts by college players to the increasing number of lawsuits tied to youth leagues and injuries.

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Conference on reducing heroin abuse hosted by Marquette

Marquette hosted a day-long symposium to discuss strategies to curb heroin and opiate abuse. Public health and drug treatment professionals, people who have been affected by drug addiction and law enforcement officers joined elected officials from numerous southeastern Wisconsin counties at the symposium.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 4, 2014
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Marquette Law School hosts conference on Gen. Douglas MacArthur
As part of Milwaukee's annual MacArthur Memorial Week, Marquette Law School will host a conference June 6 on Gen. Douglas MacArthur's legacy in post-World War II constitution-building efforts. MacArthur, whose family has deep roots in the Milwaukee area, received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Marquette in 1951.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 30, 2014

Marquette holds panel discussion on Milwaukee's regional political segregation
At a Marquette panel discussion on a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series that documented Milwaukee's regional political segregation, Mayor Tom Barrett said suburban politicians aren't applying for federal low-income housing tax credits that would help more poor live in their communities.

Story appeared in the Beloit Daily News, May 28, 2014

Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on the recent Wal-Mart v. fired strikers case. "The outcome of the case could be huge. This could potentially reshape the power dynamic between the employee and the employer. It could eventually affect the entire economy," Secunda said.

CNN wire story appeared on,,, and numerous other outlets, June 2, 2014

Richard Fehring, professor emeritus of nursing and director of the Institute for Natural Family Planning,
predicted a good future for the fertility app, MUFertility, developed by the College of Nursing's Institute for Natural Family Planning. The MUFertility app is already on the market and Fehring said it will offer more research-based science than other fertility monitoring apps do.

Story appeared on, May 29, 2014

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy,
discussed the collaborative effort among influential leaders to turn around low-performing Milwaukee schools.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 31, 2014

Laura Kestner, director of the Career Services Center,
discussed how to handle awkward social interactions and sticky situations.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) "The Morning Blend," May 28, 2014

Donald Neumann, professor of physical therapy,
provided advice to perfect push-up form and avoid self-injuries. "The abdominals, glutes, and hamstrings can work together as a unit to avoid excessive anterior tilt of the pelvis and arching of the low back, which can lead to injury," Neumann said.

Story appeared on, May 31, 2014

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