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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.

January 14, 2015


Marquette University joins forces with area organizations to improve Milwaukee's near west side
Marquette University, Harley-Davidson Inc. and other major employers in the area have joined forces to develop a new non-profit organization, Near West Side Partners Inc., to improve Milwaukee's near west side neighborhood. The organization will begin work to promote economic development, improve housing, unify neighborhood identity and branding, and develop greater safety for residents and businesses. The group was formed after Marquette President Michael R. Lovell co-led a meeting of chief executive officers from the near west side's largest employers and organizations.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 14, 2015
Similiar story appeared on the webiste of Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 14, 2015

Marquette University President Lovell and Milwaukee area educational leaders discuss potential partnerships

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell, along with other Milwaukee area educational leaders, discussed future collaboration opportunities during a Greater Milwaukee Committee panel. President Lovell discussed the importance of educational partnerships and practical solutions that could be applied to solve some of the region's challenges.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 13, 2015

Review of political science professor continues
John McAdams, associate professor of political science, spoke on being relieved of his teaching duties pending university review. Marquette University spokesman, Brian Dorrington stated, "It is important to note that under faculty conduct rules, a professor would not be subject to a review of this nature simply for voicing an opinion. The university has a policy in which it clearly states that it does not tolerate harassment and will not stand for faculty members subjecting students to any form of abuse, putting them in harm's way. We take any situation where a student's safety is compromised extremely seriously. When concerns are raised that a line has been crossed, it is our responsibility to take action and conduct a review."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 14, 2015
Similar story appeared on the website of The College Fix, Jan. 14, 2015

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 12-13, 2015

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
discussed the Supreme Court case on whether courts can enforce the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's statutory obligation to try to negotiate an end to an employer's unlawful employment practices before suing for judicial remedy.

Bloomberg radio interview was syndicated nationally on news outlets, including: WBBR-RADIO (1130 AM, New York) and KSL-RADIO (1160 AM, Salt Lake City), Jan. 12-13, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll,
commented on Gov. Scott Walker's State of the State Address.

Stories appeared on the websites of Wisconsin Radio Network and WHBY-RADIO (1150 AM, Green Bay, Wisconsin), Jan. 13, 2015
Similar stories aired statewide on at least four news outlets, including: WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison, Wisconsin), WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), WHBL-RADIO (1330 AM, Sheboygan, Wisconsin) and WTAQ-RADIO (1360 AM, Green Bay, Wisconsin), Jan. 12-13, 2015

Craig Andrews, professor of marketing, commented on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new guidelines for more specific nutrition facts labels on packaged food. Andrews said these new changes will help enhance the consumer attention and awareness of nutrition information.

Story appeared on the website of American Marketing Association, Jan. 9, 2015

David Clark, professor of economics, explained how 2015 is shaping up to be one of the strongest years for southeastern Wisconsin's housing market. As consumer confidence is increasing and unemployment is declining, Clark foresees a promising future for the housing industry. "We certainly hit bottom in 2011. [In] '12 they started growing, '13 they grew substantially. And '14 at least these preliminary numbers suggest that they're going to continue to grow," said Clark.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 13, 2015
Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 14, 2015

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
commented on the positive job growth in Milwaukee. "The last year was a truly breakout year for the labor market, the strongest job growth in 15 years came alongside rapidly declining job vacancies and increasing labor market turnover – both signs of a healthy labor market," said Chowdhury.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 9, 2015

Joseph Terrian, instructor of marketing and assistant dean of undergraduate programs of business, discussed the Green Bay Packers' recent victory in the playoffs and how it contributes to improving the state's economy.

Story aired statewide on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WQOW-TV (ABC 18, Eau Claire, Wisconsin) and WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison, Wisconsin), Jan. 12, 2015

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