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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 10, 2015


Marquette joins Play It Forward Wisconsin Coalition in support of new arena

Marquette is joining the Play it Forward Wisconsin Coalition in support of the proposed sports and entertainment arena for downtown Milwaukee. Marquette also supports the sale of 10 acres in the Park East strip to a development group associated with the Milwaukee Bucks. Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said, "As we’ve said, when it comes to building a new arena in downtown Milwaukee, Marquette’s position is clear: The new arena is critical to the growth of Milwaukee as a first-class city that will attract and retain the bright young minds who will lead us into the future."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 9, 2015

Similar stories appeared in the Business Journal, and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 9, 2015

Foley’s name added to Newseum’s journalist memorial
The Newseum added Marquette alumnus James Foley to its journalist memorial in Washington, D.C. Foley, who was held hostage and murdered by ISIS in August 2014, is being honored with 13 other journalists who died while covering news events.

Story appeared on Yahoo! News, June 9, 2015

Similar stories aired on WMUR-TV (ABC 9) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), and appeared on the website of WHDH-TV (NBC 7), June 8-9, 2015

Biology department helps seniors with rice cultivation in Milwaukee
Marquette University’s Biology Department is assisting a Milwaukee Christian Center project to help Southeast Asian farmers in Milwaukee grow rice in a small community garden. The project is designed to keep the group active through the exercise of farming. Michael Schläppi, associate professor of biological science, is developing the experimental cold-resistant strain of rice being grown in the garden. "They threw away their canes and grabbed sticks and started to make holes for the rice," Schläppi said. "They just knew. It was like riding a bicycle."

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 8, 2015

Similar stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), and on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 4, 2015

Matthew Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, discussed a new website developed by Marquette University and the Public Policy Forum that allows the user to see how different funding levels for Milwaukee projects and tax increases can affect the city. "I think our interest was spurring community conversation on it - not to have any sort of end goal that we thought should be had - but really to help people learn about the issues and then be able to discuss it with one another," Parlow said.

Story aired on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), June 8, 2015

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, commented in an article about the unexpected burst of U.S. job creation in May and a promising uptick in wages. Chowdbury said the average hourly earnings rose a respectable 0.3% month-over-month, bringing the year-over-year rate to 2.3% and reaching the highest level of the recovery to date.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 6, 2015

Company started by Marquette students receives award for improving pediatric physical therapy
Seiva Technologies, started by engineering and business students, won the award at the first-ever Launch Milwaukee event held in early June. The company is creating garments embedded with sensors that provide real-time feedback about body movement, team member Sam Wesley said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 9, 2015

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, interviewed Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School poll, on Gousha’s "UpFront" series. Franklin discussed voter preferences for the upcoming midterm elections.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 4, 2015

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote an op-ed piece about the changes to K-12 education in the proposed state budget. "The important overall message: We’re re-plowing a lot of the landscape, but it’s not clear what kind of turf we’re creating."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 7, 2015

Paul Gasser, associate professor of biomedical sciences, commented in a story about how military veterans are turning to motorcycle riding to help them find peace and alleviate post-traumatic stress disorder. Interacting with veterans in activities like motorcycling can be very helpful, Gasser said. "I have heard a lot of stories like this," he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 9, 2015

Famous lodge built by alumnus eight decades ago named to the National Register of Historic Places.
A hexagonal cabin built by Marquette alumnus Dr. Herbert Hayward in the Bitterroot National Forest in Montana was added to the National Register of Historic Places. Hayward earned a medical degree from Marquette in 1908 and built the Hayward Lodge in the late 1920s or early 1930s.

Story appeared on the website of Ravalli Republic (CBS 58), June 7, 2015

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