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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 4, 2015


Marquette elects new members to Board of Trustees
Marquette has elected two new members to its Board of Trustees: Todd Adams, president and chief executive officer of Rexnord Corporation; and Janine Geske, alumna and former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 27, 2015
Similar story appeared on the website of Biz Times, March 2, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School Poll,
commented on Gov. Walker's ability to run in the presidential primary. "Walker is capable and very tactical. He is someone who thrives with a Democratic opponent and can do as well with Republicans," Franklin said.

Story appeared on the website of The New York Times, Feb. 27, 2015.

Paul Secunda, professor of law,
discussed the current debate around right-to-work legislation, which would ban private-sector labor contracts from requiring workers to pay union fees. "There's no doubt right-to-work is meant to have a devastating impact on private sector unions in Wisconsin," Secunda said.

Similar stories appeared on the websites of International Business Times and Huffington Post, Feb. 25, 2015
Bloomberg Radio story aired on WBBR-RADIO (1130 AM, New York), Feb. 25, 2015

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics,
commented in opposition to the right-to-work legislation, stating that it could eventually lead to rising inequality. Chowdhury estimates that the legislation would lower wages in the long run and could potentially cost Wisconsin billions per year in lost income and revenue.

Similar stories appeared on the websites of Biz Times, Moyers & Company, Isthmus and PR Watch, Feb. 24-March 3, 2015
Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 2, 2015

Marquette manufacturing report shows decline in monthly index
A recent monthly manufacturing report by Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management found a decline in the monthly index that tracks the health of manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois, but it remains in positive territory. The report noted some companies are experiencing a lull in business before orders in the spring arrive.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 27, 2015

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management,
commented on the right-to-work legislation saying that union membership tends to decline in right-to-work states.

Story aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), March 3, 2015

Matthew Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute and professor of law, commented on the threatened state of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the Supreme Court of the international sports world. Mitten, an arbitrator for CAS, believes that the court should remain authoritative for the purpose of procedural fairness for all athletes.

Story appeared on the website of Outside Magazine, Feb. 25, 2015

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, commented on Goodwill Industries' achievement as one of Milwaukee's fastest-growing retailors. Akhter noted that Goodwill's thriving growth is a window into what is happening socially and economically, and also psychologically in our society.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 2, 2015

Pet therapy helps Marquette students relieve mid-term stress
Marquette students took a break during mid-term week to relax and relieve stress by visiting with therapy dogs. The therapy dogs were brought in by the Marquette Counseling Center.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 3, 2015

Marquette researchers survey pain education in physical therapy programs
Marquette researchers collaborated with the University of Iowa to develop a survey to determine the levels of pain education offered in doctorate of physical therapy programs around the country. Results concluded that 63 percent of responding physical therapy students received adequate instruction in pain management.

News Wise story appeared on the websites of at least three news outlets, including: Stone Hearth News, News Medical, and News Wise, Feb. 26-27, 2015

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