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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 27, 2016


More than 1,500 students participate in Hunger Cleanup

More than 1,500 Marquette University students participated in the 27th annual Hunger Cleanup, volunteering at more than 50 agencies in the Milwaukee area. The event, organized by a team of students committed to service, sent students to food banks, homeless shelters and other organizations to help better the community and connect with others.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 23, 2016

Paul Secunda, professor of law, commented on a ruling on pension fund debt that could shake up the private equity industry. Judge Douglas P. Woodlock of the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts found that two private equity funds were jointly liable for the pension fund debt of one of the companies they acquired. “The private equity world is all over this,” Secunda said. “For everybody else, it’s like, what’s the big deal?”

Story appeared in the The New York Times, April 21, 2016

Marquette University holds Denim Day

Marquette University is taking part in International Denim Day to raise awareness for sexual assault victims.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 27, 2016

Marquette, St. Norbert partner on law program

St. Norbert College students can now earn law degrees at Marquette University Law School in six years, one year fewer than most law students spend in school. “Marquette University Law School is pleased to partner with St. Norbert College on a program that will be beneficial to both institutions,” Dean Joseph D. Kearney said.

Story aired on WLUK-TV (FOX 11), April 25, 2016

Similar stories aired on WFRV-TV (CBS 5, Green Bay), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WHBY-Radio (1150 AM, Green Bay), WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WisBusiness, April 25-26, 2016

Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, April 25, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on the results of the five primaries Tuesday night. “We can assume that [Donald] Trump’s support comes first and foremost from voters’ preference for him over the alternatives,” she wrote. “And [John] Kasich and [Ted] Cruz have long been essentially niche candidates. They’re just the last ones left. When you add that to their seeming inability to win, you’ve got at least a bit of an explanation for Trump’s rising support.”

Story appeared on, April 26, 2016

Steve Frieder, assistant to the president and corporate secretary, commented on Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. “It’s an exciting day that the queen is 90, and when I think about her, the word that comes to mind is steadfast,” Frieder said. “She provides continuity in a world that is constantly changing.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), April 21, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on Donald Trump’s success in New York. “He did very well in New York and looks to be in a very great position to pick up a great win in the upcoming northeastern states,” Franklin said.

Story aired on WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Sheboygan) and WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay), April 22, 2016

Bruce Cole, Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection librarian, commented on the death of music icon Prince. “He took all these influences, yet maintained his integrity,” Cole said. “He brought a lot of happiness and emotion to people. He may look like an outsider, but he’s being what he wants to be.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 21, 2016

Marquette Theatre will present ‘Most Dangerous Women’

Marquette Theatre, along with the Milwaukee Public Theatre, will present “Most Dangerous Women” at Helfaer Theater.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (FM 89.7), April 22, 2016

Refuge Café will open a fourth location near the Marquette campus

Refuge Café is opening a fourth location near the Marquette University campus. The stand will be in the lobby of the Catholic Financial Life Building and will be open to the public, as well as serving the building’s office employees and residents.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 24, 2016

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