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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.

May 6, 2015


Marquette University Police Department formed as campus police officers sworn in

Nineteen Marquette public safety officers became commissioned police officers, May 1, as the Department of Public Safety officially became the Marquette University Police Department. The move comes after a year of intensive feedback from key internal and community stakeholders. The officers will undergo specialized training and 35 commissioned officers will be in place by the start of the 2015-’16 academic year.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 1, 2015

Similar stories aired on at least five news outlets, including: WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WGBA-TV (NBC 26) and WHBL-RADIO (1330 AM), May 1-2, 2015

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

Story that a finance deal has yet to be made appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 1, 2015

Story that the Kansas City Live! Arena district offers a model appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 2, 2015

Story looking at the partnership between public and private sources appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 6, 2015

Some Marquette graduates are finding jobs easier than others
Jack Lawinger, who will graduate from the Opus College of Engineering this month, has a job lined up at Accenture, an international consulting and technology services company. Lawinger and his colleagues in the engineering program are part of a group of graduates expected to be in high demand after leaving school, and they are part of a graduating class entering an economy with relatively positive hiring outlooks. The National Association for Colleges and Employers said the most heavily sought graduates would have degrees in finance, accounting and computer science.

Story appeared on the website of The Detroit News, May 3, 2015

Similar story appeared earlier in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Japanese journalist spoke about backlash against his WWII research at Marquette event
Takashi Uemura, Japanese journalist, addressed an audience at Marquette during an event called "Integrity of Memory: ’Comfort Women’ in Focus." Uemura discussed freedom of expression in Japan and the struggles he has faced after writing a 1991 article about a group of so-called "comfort women."

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 1, 2015

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed on Bloomberg Radio the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision (EEOC) case with Mach Mining and gender discrimination.

Story aired on WBBR-RADIO (1130 AM, New York) April 29-May 4, 2015

Nadelle Grossman, professor of law, discussed on Bloomberg Radio the implications of ESPN’s lawsuit against Verizon Communications, alleging breach of contract due to Verizon’s new "Custom TV" packages.

Story aired on WBBR-RADIO (Bloomberg) April 30, 2015

Scott D’Urso, chair and associate professor of communication studies, commented on the implication of businesses’ unfiltered Wi-Fi on children’s access to inappropriate material. D’Urso said the campaign, "Enough is Enough," is forcing big-name companies to weigh the service they provide their customers against a public call for change. "Whether it’s a battle over free speech, or it’s protecting of children, there are so many different aspects of this that are giving companies a little bit of a nervous situation to deal with," D’Urso said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), May 1, 2015

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, examined Wisconsin’s labor markets in a 2014 study to look at where low-income workers tend to dominate and estimate the impact of a minimum wage increase across these areas.

Story appeared on the website of the Wausau Daily Herald, April 30, 2015

Marquette University Police Department promotes pedestrian safety
Marquette University Police Department, Milwaukee police and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police will use $25,000 in state grant funding for increased patrols as part of the Milwaukee Pedestrian High Visibility Enforcement Task Force, according to a Milwaukee police news release.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 5, 2015

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