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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 25, 2015

TOP STORIES

Marquette physical therapy students help local toddler
Two Marquette physical therapy students modified a motorized vehicle that allows a toddler with an undiagnosed disorder to get around. The customized vehicle is thousands of dollars cheaper than a wheelchair and will assist the toddler with the development of his motor skills.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 23, 2015


Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and Law School Lubar Fellow Don Walker
continues his series reporting on the new downtown arena and related development.

Bucks' financial commitment story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2015
New funding options update appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 20, 2015
Funding alternatives update appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 21, 2015
Arena momentum update appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 22, 2015
Realtors support update appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 25, 2015
Bond costs update appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 25, 2015


Exhibit at Marquette expressed reality of solitary confinement
Marquette's Raynor Library displayed a replica of a 6 feet by 12 feet solitary confinement cell to bring awareness to how prisoners in solitary confinement are treated. Students had the option of going into the cell with just a Bible or Qur'an, pen and paper and, sitting for up to 45 minutes listening to their own thoughts or a recording of yelling and banging on walls.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 21, 2015
Photos appeared on JSOnline.com, March 20, 2015


President Lovell contributes to technology growth in Milwaukee

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell is credited for playing an integral role in developing The Commons, an innovative initiative that fosters collaboration across southeastern Wisconsin. The Commons is an education-centered program involving 21 academic, organizational and corporate partners. It is housed in Walker's Point, Milwaukee's expanding technology district.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Magazine, March 17, 2015

Marquette among Jesuit schools to address global climate change
Marquette is among a coalition of five Jesuit schools exploring how to work more closely and effectively on addressing global climate change.

Story appeared on the website of National Catholic Reporter, March 20, 2015


Paul Secunda, professor of law,
commented on the right-to-work legislation that Gov. Scott Walker signed March 9.

Story appeared on the website of The Nation, March 19, 2015
Similar story appeared on at least five news outlets, including: LA Times, Think Progress, Washington Monthly and Coastal Courier, March 20-24, 2015

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, and Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette University Law School Poll, discussed the drop in Wisconsin's job creation rank from 31 to 38. "Our job creation has slipped a little bit more relative to other states, and that's a source of some concern at a time when the national economy is growing at stronger rates," Franklin said. Chowdhury and Franklin predict these numbers will be used in upcoming political elections. "Given Gov. Scott Walker's presidential ambition, both sides will try to use these numbers for political purposes," Chowdhury added.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 19, 2015

Cliff Hartmann, adjunct professor of dental developmental sciences, discussed a very aggressive type of tooth decay called early childhood caries disease. "I take three children a week to the operating room at age three to do root canals, crowns and all nature of things because of this disease," Hartmann said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio and appeared on the website of Superior Telegram, March 24, 2015


David Clark, professor of economics,
analyzes home sales and price data each month for the state Realtors organization. According to Clark, homes on the market in the more urban areas of Wisconsin are getting tight, which could hurt sales volumes but may help drive up prices. "That's probably part of what's going on with those consistent upward movements in median prices," Clark said.

Story appeared on the website of the Capital Times and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 23-24, 2015

John Tefft, Arts '71,
and U.S. ambassador to Russia, discussed the relationship between America and Russia. "It's obvious the relationship is not an easy one at this point and I work hard at it every day," Tefft said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 24, 2015


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