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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.

February 25, 2015


Marquette alumnus wins Oscar for production design
Adam Stockhausen, Comm '95, won the Academy Award for Best Production Design for "The Grand Budapest Hotel" at the 87th Oscars ceremony in Hollywood, California.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 23, 2015
Similar story appeared on the website of Pierce County Herald, Feb. 23, 2015

Story with Marquette faculty who taught Stockhausen aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 23, 2014. Announcements of the award aired on at least five other news outlets, including: WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay), WHBL-RADIO (1330 AM, Sheboygan), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), Feb. 23-24, 2015

Rev. Bryan Massingale, professor of theology and associate director of undergraduate studies,
wrote an article about the significance of February as Black History Month and the continuous quest for racial justice.

Story appeared in U.S. Catholic, February 2015

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science,
discussed Gov. Scott Walker's use of a 527 organization instead of the typical Political Action Committee to fundraise for his potential presidential run in 2016. "Walker's 527 organization will be able to raise unlimited funds without donor limits or disclosure to the Federal Election Committee – it is regulated instead by the I.R.S. The trade-off is that the organization cannot engage in any direct advocacy for Mr. Walker's candidacy," said Azari.

Story appeared in the New York Times, Feb. 18, 2015

Marquette faculty discuss right-to-work-legislation
Wisconsin legislators are currently debating right-to-work legislation, which would ban private-sector labor contracts from requiring workers to pay union fees. Supporters argue workers shouldn't be forced to pay fees if they choose not to join unions and say the legislation would help attract manufacturers to Wisconsin. Opponents of the legislation believe unions should be able to charge fees to all employees who benefit from the job protections and higher wages they seek.

Reuters wire story with Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, appeared on the website of Yahoo and Salem Radio Network News.

Similar stories appeared on the websites of The Cap Times, Wisconsin State Journal, BizTimes, WUWM-AM (89.7 FM), World News Report, and The Nation, and aired on WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), Feb. 20-24, 2015

Associated Press wire story with Paul Secunda, professor of law, appeared on the website of Yahoo, ABC News, Feb. 23, 2015.

Similar stories appeared on the websites of Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, International Business Times, WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), Twin Cities and WTAQ. Story aired on at least three news outlets, including: WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 20-24, 2015

Marquette Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship opens business contest to all Wisconsin entrepreneurs
The Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship opened its annual ImpactNext business model competition to all Wisconsin entrepreneurs. The competition, which offers a $10,000 prize to the winning start-up, was previously only open to Marquette students, staff and alumni.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 20, 2015

Similar story appeared on the websites of at least four news sites, including: WisBusiness, Biz Journals, Urban Milwaukee and Xconomy, Feb. 19-24, 2015

Marquette alumni and professor honored at "40 Under 40" celebration

Twelve Marquette alumni, including John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering and director of the Marquette Visualization Lab, were honored at Milwaukee Business Journal's annual "40 Under 40" celebration Monday, Feb. 23. The award recipients were selected out of 270 nominations and are recognized as successful professionals and impactful community leaders.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 20, 2015

Prospective students and their families and campus crime stats
A local television station compiled the campus crime stats submitted to the Department of Education by Wisconsin colleges and universities. Paul Mascari, director and chief of the Department of Public Safety, discussed the limitations of simply comparing the data and the various safety programs offered by Marquette University.

Story aired on the news outlet of WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 22

Matteo Arena, associate professor of finance, wrote a column about his research on a new idea for corporate tax. His research suggests that implementing a moderate tax on non-repatriated foreign profits while reducing the U.S. statutory tax would reduce tax burden on domestic firms without negatively impacting tax revenue.

Opinion appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 19, 2015

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics,
explained why the odd noises coming from inside homes during the cold months of the year, is simply the sound of water freezing. Stockdale assured homeowners that most homes, if built to code, can withstand this extreme cold.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 18, 2015

Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on a case in the Supreme Court on new monitoring rules for 401(k) plans, which may give investors more power to sue over excessive fees.

Bloomberg Radio story aired on WBBR-RADIO (1130 AM, New York) and KSL-RADIO (Salt Lake City), Feb. 24-25, 2015

Marquette community celebrates National Marquette Day
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and Steve Wojciechowski, head coach of men's basketball, kicked-off National Marquette Day with a pre-game pep rally. The outdoor event featured food, student performances and fireworks.

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 20-21, 2015

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