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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.

February 10, 2016


Marquette students make history in Cuba

Twenty-five Marquette University Law School students made history when they took one of the first academic trips to Cuba since the travel ban was lifted. The students met with economists, artists and a former Cuban diplomat. They also visited the law school at the University of Havana.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 5, 2016

Marquette Gospel Choir will sing at the Democratic presidential debate

About a dozen Marquette students in the Gospel Choir will perform Pharrell’s “Happy” on stage before Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debate in Milwaukee this week.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 8, 2016

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 8, 2016

Marquette's St. Joan of Arc Chapel featured on Radio Milwaukee's Urban Spelunking

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel, located on the Marquette University campus, originally was built in the 15th century in France. It was purchased by a wealthy collector, disassembled and moved to Long Island, and then disassembled again and relocated to Milwaukee as a donation to the university. The chapel is now open to the public, where tours and masses are regularly held.

Story aired on Radio Milwaukee (88.9 FM), Feb. 9, 2016

Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, hosted an “On the Issues” forum, which addressed Waukesha’s quest for Lake Michigan water and Racine’s opposition against the proposition. Both Racine Mayor John Dickert and Waukesha Mayor Shawn Reilly were present at the forum, held at Marquette's Eckstein Hall.

Story appeared in the Racine Journal Times, Feb. 4, 2016

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 3, 2016

Biggest Loser trainer inspires students

Dolvett Quince, one of the trainers on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, spoke to students on campus, giving an inspirational message while promoting healthy living.

Story appeared on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 4, 2016

Pieces from Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art to appear at Dallas exhibit

The University of Dallas has brought in an exhibit by Jewish artist Marc Chagall from the collection in Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art. Titled “Marc Chagall: Intersecting Traditions,” the exhibit contains 50 hand-colored etchings depicting scenes from the Old Testament.

Story appeared in the Dallas Morning News, Feb. 4, 2016

Bruce Cole, curator of the Jean Cuje Milwaukee Music Collection, reflects on the memorable Milwaukee concert at the Eagles Ballroom where he saw Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper just nine days before they died in a plane crash in Iowa. "It was one of the coldest winters ever. I believe it was below zero. I was a bit young at the time and it was like a buck and a half to get in and a buck and a half was a lot of dough."

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 3, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the focus on Wisconsin in the presidential campaigns. “Under normal circumstances, you'd say April is pretty late for us to play a big role, but the Republican field is so big that it could take that long for it to shake out,” Franklin said. “And with fewer candidates on the Democratic side, you would think that race would wrap up sooner, but let's remember in 2008 Clinton and Obama went all the way to June."

Story aired on WLUK-TV (FOX 11), Feb. 6, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed the possible downside to the recent drop in gas prices. “There are many companies, for example, who are involved in the energy sector,” Chowdury said. “They are losing. They are feeling the pain.”

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 4, 2016

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson spoke at the "On the Issues" forum session at Marquette University Law School. "There is such a level of uncertainty, such a hunger for leadership." Johnson said, appearing on the program a week after his challenger, former U.S. Sen. Russ

Story appeared in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 5, 2016

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