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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.

January 20, 2016


Marquette students serve nearly 1,900 Nicaraguans as part of Global Brigades

A record 63 students spent nine days in a remote area of Central America giving medical care to nearly 1,900 Nicaraguans as part of the annual Global Brigades trip. The organization began at Marquette in 2003 and has expanded to more than 450 universities in the United States and Canada.  

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 19, 2016 

Similar story appeared on Telemundo, Jan. 19, 2016

Marquette Students volunteer to help New Orleans neighborhood

Marquette students traveling as part of the service group “Mardi Gras” went to New Orleans to help the areas that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina a decade ago, including the Lower 9th Ward. "Honestly, I never understood the impact that Katrina left on this town," sophomore Karina Folliard said.

Story aired on WWL (CBS 4, New Orleans), Jan. 18. 2016

Marquette law professor petitions for major reform to union election law

Paul Secunda, professor of law, was the primary co-petitioner in a recently-filed petition asking the National Labor Relations Board to reform regulations around meetings called by employers that require employees to attend.

Story appeared on the website of Aljazeera America, Jan. 15, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, commented on recent declines in the stock market. “I don’t see any reason to panic,” Chowdhury said.

Story aired on National Public Radio’s Marketplace, Jan. 19, 2016

Brown Deer reaches out to Marquette for new marketing strategy

The village of Brown Deer contacted Marquette for assistance with a new marketing strategy for the community. Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, will teach a rebranding course this spring that will assist the village with the rebranding project.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 14, 2016

Marquette Law School Poll director featured on CBS 58 Sunday Morning show

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, was described as “Wisconsin’s pre-eminent polling guru” in a 7-minute feature. Franklin described the role of polling in a presidential election year.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 17, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, said Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was attempting to mend fences for his long periods of absence during his State of the State address. “I do think that one of the things Walker was trying to do is refocus on specific state issues, having attempted a run on the national stage,” Azari said.

Story aired on WUWM-FM, Jan. 20, 2016

Marquette law professor argues against far-reaching changes to the U.S. patent system

Kali Murray, associate professor of law, wrote an opinion piece that Congress should avoid adopting legislation that would have far-reaching implications for the U.S. patent system. “Congress must think carefully before enacting ill-conceived legislation that can do real harm to inventors and innovation,” Murray wrote.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 17, 2016

John Cotton, professor of management, said anticipation over a Green Bay Packers playoff game causes at least a slight drop in workplace productivity due to employees spending more time talking to each other about the game. He also says it comes with the long-term benefit of employees feeling closer to each other, and that makes people happier at work.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 15, 2016

Marquette alumnus and Academy Award winner nominated for another Oscar

Adam Stockhausen, a Marquette alumnus who graduated from the Diederich College of Communication, has been nominated for an Academy Award for best production design for “Bridge of Spies.” This is Stockhausen’s third consecutive nomination in this category. He won last year for “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and was nominated in 2014 for “12 Years a Slave.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 14, 2016 

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