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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.

July 22, 2015


NBA commissioner says Marquette needs new arena

Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, said Marquette needs a new state of the art arena for its men's basketball team to play. "These arenas are increasingly fixtures in the community," Silver said during a news conference in New York. "It's where graduations take place. It's, in essence, the local town hall."

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 15, 2015

Near West Side Partners helps turn vacant lot into a park/community garden
A vacant lot on McKinley Boulevard and 28th Street will be transformed into a park and community garden. Near West Side Partners facilitated a partnership between the area's local neighborhood association and the city of Milwaukee. "We felt it was important for us as an organization to find resources to make it happen," said Rana Altenburg, president of Near West Side Partners Board of Directors and Marquette's vice president for public affairs.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, July 22, 2015

Brian Spaid, assistant professor of marketing, commented on Amazon's Prime Day during an in-studio television appearance. "Primarily, what they are trying to do is create another vehicle for their Prime membership." Spaid said. "My advice would be don't jump away from [Prime] too fast, it has a lot of advantages and Amazon does a very good job of marketing to its customers, and providing a phenomenal amount of value for that $99 subscription."

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 15, 2015

Similar story aired on WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), July 15, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law Poll, commented on the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that ended the John Doe investigation surrounding Gov. Scott Walker. He also discussed Walker's standing in the Republican presidential race.

Story aired on Wisconsin Radio Network, July 16, 2015

Similar stories aired on WISC-TV (CBS 58) on July 19, 2015, and on PCNC-TV (Pennsylvania Cable Network), July 15, 2015

Janine Geske, trustee and retired professor of law, commented on the John Doe ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court fueling a call to punish prosecutors. Geske said she saw no basis for disciplining John Doe prosecutors because it was unreasonable to expect them to know in 2012 that the Supreme Court this year would narrow the definition of what constitutes illegal campaign coordination. "To me, it's a threat that ‘if you mess with us, we're going to take your livelihood away.'"

Story appeared in the Chippewa Herald, July 20, 2015

Matt Parlow, associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law, commented on the rarity of ticket surcharge fees. The latest state proposal to help fund a new downtown arena includes a ticket surcharge fee. "Often times the tenant, particularly, the pro sports team, doesn't like them because for every dollar that gets added as a tax, that's one less dollar they can charge for tickets."

Story appeared on the website of WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 16, 2015

Marquette senior competes in Pan American Games
Luis Feliciano, a senior in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, is the United States representative in the light welterweight boxing division (141 pounds) at the Pan American Games in Canada. Feliciano won his first match and then lost a quarterfinal decision to a Cuban boxer who was the bronze medalist in the lightweight division at the 2012 London Olympics.

Story appeared in The Examiner, July 21, 2015.

Mental health summit held for veterans
A mental health summit focusing on women was held recently at Marquette for military veterans. Healthcare providers, veterans and their families talked about how veterans can be better served by the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 22, 2015

Similar story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 22, 2015

Locations of next 35 bike stations announced
Bublr Bikes announced 35 new stations around Milwaukee with the closest to Marquette being planned for the Milwaukee Library and the Milwaukee Public Museum, both downtown.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, July 21, 2015

A Milwaukee neighborhood health clinic closes
Marquette's College of Nursing bought a private medical practice on Milwaukee's near north side and turned it into a neighborhood health center in 2007. The Marquette Neighborhood Health Center offered pre- and post-natal care, along with delivery services provided by nurse midwives. With decreasing grant funding and no new grants coming in, the clinic closed its doors this month.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Public Radio, July 16, 2015

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