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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.

June 29, 2016


Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, wrote an op-ed on the longer repercussions of the so-called “Brexit” referendum, in which the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. “Although the exact magnitude of Brexit's impact is unclear, this historic European divorce no doubt will be marked by substantial economic and political volatility over the quarters and years ahead,” Chowdhury wrote.

Opinion piece appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 26, 2016

Related story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 24, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on the current campaign between Sen. Ron Johnson and former Sen. Russ Feingold. “Absent a major terrorist attack, I don’t think that national security is going to overshadow economic questions, or party ID questions — the usual fundamentals in an election,” Azari said.

Story appeared on The Hill, June 26, 2016

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, discussed the racial gap among teachers and administrators in schools. “If you look at the largest charter management organizations and the advocacy organizations, they are all run by white people,” Fuller said.

Story appeared on Desert News, June 28, 2016

Marquette University freshman student-athlete drafted into the NBA

Freshman Henry Ellenson was drafted by the Detroit Pistons. He was the 18th overall pick in the recent NBA draft.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 23, 2016

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), ESPN-TV and at least a dozen other outlets, June 23-24, 2016

Former Marquette basketball player named to Olympic roster

Marquette alumnus and former men’s basketball player Jimmy Butler has been named to the United States men's basketball roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He’s now the third Marquette player to represent U.S. in the Olympics.

Story appeared in the Chicago Tribune, June 27, 2016

Firearm accidentally discharged at Sobelman’s

A man in his 20s accidentally discharged a firearm inside the vestibule of Sobleman's on the Marquette campus. Debris caused by the discharge struck two students and two alumni — they suffered only minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 22, 2016

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and other outlets, June 22-24, 2016

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