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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.

June 3, 2015


Marquette professor says arena project will create jobs

A study by Dr. Anthony Pennington-Cross, chairman and professor of finance, estimated the proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena would create 2,107 long-term, non-construction jobs. Pennington-Cross estimated there would be 1,422 office workers, 594 in retail, 55 for a Bucks practice facility and 36 to work in the apartments to be built on the site. "I think the estimates are pretty conservative, especially in the office employment," Pennington-Cross said. "The key is the offices have to get occupied."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 30, 2015

Similar stories appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and on WHBL (AM-1330) Green Bay, June 2, 2015

Recent Marquette grads staging Shakespeare in 13 Wisconsin state parks
The Summit Players, a group of recent graduates and a current student, will stage 13 free performances of "A Midsummer Night’s Dream," paring the Shakespeare classic down to 75 minutes.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 1, 2015

Axelrod discusses Walker’s presidential chances at Marquette appearance
David Axelrod, the political strategist who engineered President Barack Obama's presidential runs, says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is not to be discounted in the 2016 presidential race but says he still has a lot to prove and many questions to answer. Walker "has some prospects," Axelrod said Tuesday at a Marquette University Law School forum. "I just think there are a lot of unanswered questions, and they'll only be answered when he goes through the gauntlet."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 2, 2015

Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 2, 2015

Law School graduate fulfills early childhood dream
Christle Jones, Marquette University Law School graduate, is fulfilling her childhood dream of becoming a judge. When Jones was 13, a Milwaukee judge allowed her to sit on the bench and bang the gavel at the adoption hearing for her younger siblings. Jones is planning to pursue a career in family law.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 29, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the increasingly crowded field of Republican presidential candidates. Franklin said he is counting 16 significant candidates for the GOP, although some don’t have enough national name recognition to break into the top tier of candidates.

Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3), June 2, 2015

Bonnie Brennan, Nieman Professor of Journalism, commented on the history of unions at media companies in a story about the possibility of the editorial staff at unionizing. "Eighty or so years later, we have similar problems in journalism. It’s not the new thing in town. There are journalists who work for free, who take unpaid internships, who work long days," Brennen says.

Story appeared on, June 2, 2015

Chris Farley documentary to be released
"I Am Chris Farley," a new documentary about the late 1986 Marquette alumnus, is scheduled to play in select theaters this summer. The documentary will include interviews with his co-stars and colleagues, including Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Molly Shannon, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget and David Spade.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 29, 2015

Recent Marquette graduate advances at international competition
Maeve McSweeney, recent Marquette graduate, has advanced to the August finals in the International Rose of Tralee contest in Ireland. The tradition is based on the ballad of the same name with judges looking for the rose with the "truth in her eyes." The competition is open to women of Irish descent. McSweeney won the initial personality-based competition in Chicago and traveled to Ireland, where she advanced past the regionals.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 1, 2015

Marquette institute finds manufacturing contracting in upper Midwest
A private measure of factory activity by Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management said factory activity in the upper Midwest declined in May due to a steep pullback in new orders. The index found that regional manufacturing contracted for the second consecutive month.

Story appeared on, May 29, 2015

Plan being developed for rapid-transit bus service to connect Marquette and Wauwatosa
The Milwaukee County Transportation Department will begin designing and estimating cost of a bus rapid transit service between the region's two largest job centers, downtown Milwaukee and the Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa. County Executive Chris Abele said the proposed east-west corridor would serve Marquette and other major employers along the route.

Story appeared in The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 2, 2015

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