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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.

April 13, 2016


Marquette professor studying how to recycle phosphorus

Marquette University assistant professor Brooke Mayer has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to engineer a system that would remove phosphorus from polluted water and recycle it as fertilizer or for other uses.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 13, 2016

Near West Side Partners launches $5 million fundraising effort

Near West Side Partners Inc., a nonprofit that includes Marquette and other large employers on Milwaukee’s West Side, began a $5 million fundraising campaign to help finance projects.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 12, 2016

Similar stories appeared on Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Urban Milwaukee and BizTimes, April 12, 2016

Similar stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 12-13, 2016

Ulrich Lehner, professor of theology, commented on the proclamation on family life issued by Pope Francis. Titled “The Joy of Love,” Lehner said he found himself transfixed by the beauty of clear, precise language and the profound wisdom that flowed through each paragraph and page. “It’s a message of integrity,” Lehner said. “I think that’s what just gets to me – not just personal integrity but the integrity of the church.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 8, 2016

Similar stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-Radio (AM 620), April 8, 2016

Marquette among organizations that will partner with St. Augustine

Marquette University is among the organizations that will partner with St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, the proposed $80 million faith-based voucher school expected to open next year on Milwaukee’s south side. Marquette will help develop and deliver an engineering program to prepare students for future courses.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 13, 2016

Marquette hosts computer science programming competition

Marquette hosted more than 250 high school students from 15 Wisconsin communities for a computer science programming contest. Many of the students are learning computer science in their schools with support from a three-year, $1 million National Science Foundation grant that Marquette received in 2014.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 12, 2016

Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on a Dane County judge striking down Wisconsin’s right-to-work law that prohibits unions from forcing workers to pay union dues. “What the judge says here in this case is that you can't require the union to provide services when there's no prospect of them ever being compensated for those services,” Secunda said. “That is an unconstitutional taking.” He said the judge’s decision has a good chance of being overturned if it is reviewed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 8,2016

Similar story appeared in the La Crosse Tribune, April 8, 2016

Similar Associated Press stories appeared in ABC News, The Star, APG Media, Gillette News Record and the GazetteXtra, April 12, 2016

Matteo Arena, associate professor of finance, discussed proposed federal regulations that would make corporate tax inversions less attractive to companies. One of the proposals eliminates the tax deductible status of interest payments on intercompany loans. “They can borrow money from the company headquarters, so they get an intercompany loan, and then they will pay the interest back on that loan to the headquarters and the interest is tax deductible,” Arena said. “They would pay fewer taxes to the United States.”

Story appeared on BizTimes, April 6, 2016

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, said the turnout for the Wisconsin primary was the highest in a primary since 1972. Wichowsky said the increase in voter turnout at the polls was likely due to the races in both parties still being contested and Wisconsin’s presidential primary being the only one in the country held that day.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 6, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, said talk radio had a considerable role in the results of Tuesday’s primary election. “Conservative talk radio was pretty much united against Trump,” Nolette said. “I think it had a very large impact, actually.”

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison), April 6, 2016

Marquette’s Haggerty Museum presents 'Joan of Arc: Highlights from the Permanent Collection'

The "Joan of Arc: Highlights from the Permanent Collection" is at the Haggerty Museum of Art on Marquette’s campus. The exhibition was planned as part of Marquette celebration of the 50th anniversary of the reconstruction of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel on campus. The small structure is among the few European Medieval structures still in use in the United States with Masses celebrated daily.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 8, 2016

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