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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.

April 8, 2015


Amber Wichowsky and Paul Nolette, assistant professors of political science,
commented on partisanship in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court race featuring Marquette Law School alumnus James Daley against incumbent Ann Walsh Bradley.

Story appeared in The New York Times, April 6, 2015

Former arts and sciences dean discusses coping with cancer

Rev. John Schlegel, S.J., pastor at Church of the Gesu and dean of Marquette's Klingler College of Arts and Sciences from 1984-89, was featured in an Easter story on coping with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Schlegel visited with the pope at the Vatican in March.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 5, 2015

Marquette buys former Butch's Steakhouse property
Marquette purchased the former Butch's Steakhouse building and land near where the university plans a world-class athletic performance research facility in collaboration with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Business Journal, April 7, 2015

Chad Oldfather, professor of law,
commented on Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser stepping down from a case after he apparently contacted a state lab asking questions about the case. "It seems like something he ought not to have been doing," Oldfather said of Prosser seeking answers directly from the lab while the case was before the state's highest court.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 3, 2015

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, wrote an opinion piece on the need for the federal government to reform the nation's tax code. Hanson said reform would be central to any successful economic policy.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 7, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll,
commented on Gov. Scott Walker's new position against granting citizenship rights to illegal immigrants. "Mr. Walker's shift [in position] is in part genuine and in part a reflection of the evolution on the issue within the Republican Party," Franklin said.

Story appeared on the website of Washington Times, April 6, 2015

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter and Law School Lubar Fellow Don Walker continues to report on the new downtown arena and related development. His latest articles detail design plans and funding options.

Story that the Milwaukee Bucks unveiled the design for its $1 billion arena package appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 8, 2015

Story that the Milwaukee Urban League favored a funding plan that used both public and private sources appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 7, 2015

Story that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele was pursuing alternative funding sources appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 5, 2015

Story that Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett favors Gov. Scott Walker's plan appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 2, 2015.

School of Dentistry students will participate in the 25th Greater Milwaukee Dental Association Smile Day
Smile Day will take place April 11. The day's activities and educational oral health activities will be presented by students from Marquette's School of Dentistry.

Story appeared on the website of Biz Times, April 1, 2015

Haggerty Museum explores "States of Uncertainty"

Marquette's Haggerty Museum of Art organized a set of shows that explore borders, nationhood and geographic instabilities. The represented artists live and work in countries where boundaries have become fluid. The exhibit runs through May 31.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 3, 2015

'Tommy Boy' turns 20

The classic comedy starring Marquette alumnus Chris Farley was released 20 years ago. Farley played a bumbling man-child who graduated from college, returned to his hometown of Sandusky, Ohio, and ended up running his family's business.

Story appeared in the Sandusky Register, April 6, 2015

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