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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 29, 2015


New Marquette Law School Poll finds opportunities, limits to public support for cooperation in the Chicago ‘megacity’

A new Marquette Law School Poll of the Chicago megacity region finds a majority of residents saying that political leaders in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana should work together to promote economic development throughout the region instead of competing with each other.

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

Similar story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 28, 2015

Similar story appeared on Milwaukee Public Radio and BizTimes, July 28, 2015

Assembly passes financing package for new arena
Marquette is expected to be a top tenant in the new downtown Milwaukee arena that received state Assembly approval for a funding package. The state Senate approved the funding earlier this month.

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

Similar stories appeared on Yahoo!, in the Business Journal and on BizTimes, July 29, 2015.

Similar stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 28, 2015

Dr. Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, commented on a deeper tension between economic populism and the cause of racial justice. Azari was commenting on issues #BlackLivesMatter activists had with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at the Netroots Nation conference. "Populism identifies elites who are to blame for oppressing the masses," she said.

Story appeared on Vox, July 22, 2015

County committee approves plan to renovate City Campus complex on west side
A developer's plans to renovate a nine-story building on Milwaukee's near west side, instead of demolishing it, have received preliminary approval from county officials. The remaining $800,000 would instead be placed in an economic development fund, to be matched with $800,000 from Near West Side Partners Inc., a nonprofit group formed this year by Marquette University, Harley-Davidson Inc. and other major neighborhood employers.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 28, 2015

Dr. Athan Theoharis, professor emeritus of history, commented on former U.S. Sen. George McGovern’s FBI file. “They want to discredit McGovern, which is why Hoover asked, 'What do we have on McGovern?'" Theoharis said.

Story appeared on the website of Argus Leader, July 26, 2015

John R. Mantsch, chair and professor of biomedical sciences, along with a team of researchers, examined how cocaine use primes the brain for relapse. In the Journal of Neuroscience, Mantsch and the researchers state, “Cocaine addiction is associated with a persistent susceptibility to drug relapse that emerges in an intake-dependent manner with repeated use.”

Story appeared on the website of Psych Central, July 29, 2015

Ten things to learn about Chris Farley from I Am Chris Farley movie
The Marquette alum joined rugby on campus because there was no football team, and was a “true Catholic” who spent a lot of time volunteering at children’s hospitals. “That part of him I don’t think people knew,” Saturday Night Live’s Lorne Michaels said in the movie.

Story appeared on the website of Esquire, July 29, 2015

Dr. Michael Schläppi, associate professor of biological sciences, commented on his efforts to grow cold-tolerant rice in Wisconsin. Schläppi has a small plot of land north of Milwaukee where he is testing various types of rice in hopes that it can be grown here. Rice feeds about half of the world’s population, he says.

Story on the website of In These Times, July 22, 2015

Marquette hosted summit focusing on mental health for female veterans
The Student Veterans Association at Marquette hosted its third annual mental health summit, “Leave No Woman Behind.” It brought together key community stakeholders to address the mental healthcare needs of women veterans and their family members.

Story aired on the news outlet of WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 22, 2015

Art City contributors on 'Current Tendencies'
The "Current Tendencies" show at the Haggerty Museum of Art showcases exceptional contemporary art in the region.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 22, 2015

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