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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 22, 2015


Marquette Law School Poll indicates opposition to Walker

Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating dropped to 41 percent, the lowest it has been in three years of the Marquette Law School Poll. The survey also found opposition to some of his proposed budget cuts. Seventy-eight percent of voters opposed cuts to K-12 schools and 70 percent were against cuts to the University of Wisconsin system. It also showed U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson trailing the man he defeated in 2010, Russ Feingold, by a 54-38 percent margin.

Associated Press story appeared on the websites of at least 15 news outlets, including: Gazette Xtra, Leader-Telegram, THOnline, LaCrosse Tribune, Kenosha News, Northwest Herald and Washington Times, April 16-17, 2015

Similar stories appeared on the websites of at least 23 news outlets, including: NBC News, Wisconsin Public Radio and Shepherd Express, April 16-17, 2015

Story aired on at least 17 news outlets, including: WPR-Radio, WGBA-TV (NBC 26), WKOW-TV (ABC 27), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 16-21, 2015

Marquette steps up to aid pedestrians with new safety task force
The Marquette Department of Public Safety collaborated with Milwaukee police and UWM police to create a new task force to promote pedestrian safety and boost patrols in neighborhoods with high numbers of pedestrian accidents.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 22, 2015

Story aired on at least two news outlets, including: WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 21, 2015

James Marten, professor of history, wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about James Tanner. Tanner was a double-amputee veteran, one of the last men to see Abraham Lincoln alive, who spent the rest of his life pushing the country to live up to Lincoln’s ideals.

Story appeared on the website of New York Times, April 17, 2015

Marquette campus growth continues
Marquette has invested millions in land and buildings in downtown Milwaukee, much of it destined to become a premier athletic research facility. Marquette’s latest purchase is a 1-acre parcel for $1.46 million

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, April 20, 2015

Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 21, 2015

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 20, 2015

Marquette sponsors lecture by Rev. Patrick Desbois
On April 21, Rev. Patrick Desbois lectured about the continued discoveries of World War II-era mass execution grave sites throughout Eastern Europe. Desbois argues that the mass grave sites aren’t limited to concentration camps.

Story appeared on the website of WPR, April 20, 2015

Marquette to collaborate on Innovation Corps project with UW-Milwaukee
Marquette will collaborate with UWM and other southeast Wisconsin universities on the "Innovation Corps" project. The National Science Foundation awarded a $300,000, three-year grant to UWM to become an Innovation Corps site to recruit and train 90 teams to commercialize their research over the next three years.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 22, 2015

Janine Geske, retired distinguished professor of law and university trustee, and Rana Altenburg, vice president of public affairs, were named two of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2015 Women of Influence. The award is given to women who have grown businesses, created products, inspired future generations and made the community a better place.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Business Journal, April 21, 2015, and again in the Milwaukee Business Journal, April 22, 2015

Julia Azari, professor of political science, commented on the changing party coalitions to clash in the 2016 election. "The American public seldom has the stomach for a third term, and President Obama hasn’t been the kind of leader who generates a third term," Azari said.

Story appeared in the LA Times, April 19, 2015

Preteen girls compete at Marquette for "Future She-E-O" title
Five girls between the ages of 9 and 12 competed at Marquette on April 21, for the title of "Future She-E-O," an event hosted by Milwaukee’s Fashion Angels Enterprises. It was held during Marquette’s "ImpactNext" event, which brought together entrepreneurs of all ages to focus on developing business models and foster entrepreneurial spirit.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 16, 2015

ESPN’s Linda Cohn spoke at Marquette
ESPN SportCenter’s Linda Cohn spoke to Marquette students about women in sportscasting on April 17. Cohn shared her experiences in the field. She said when people tell her she is lucky to be on ESPN, she says she spells luck "w-o-r-k."

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 17, 2015

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