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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.

August 24, 2016


More than 2,000 first-year students move onto Marquette’s campus

More than 2,000 students from 41 states and 22 countries moved into Marquette residence halls on Wednesday in anticipation of classes beginning Monday. “This is absolutely one of the best days of the year on our campus,” said Marquette spokesman Chris Jenkins, associate director of university communication. “You get to see the emotions of the families as they are dropping their kids off.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay), Aug. 24, 2016

Photo gallery appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 24, 2016

Marquette University tears down old Jesuit Residence

The old Marquette Jesuit Residence which housed priests from 1973 to 2015, was torn down. Former university President Rev. Robert A. Wild, S.J., now chancellor, said he has a lot of memories in that building. The Jesuits moved into a new residence a year ago, so the building has been vacant. “This project is really the next step in our overall, campus development plan,” said Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and strategy.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) Aug. 17, 2016

Photo gallery appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 19, 2016

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, co-authored an article on how welfare reform has held back immigrants’ children in some states.

Story appeared in The Washington Post, Aug. 22, 2016

Marquette University launches its third round of the Enterprise Seed Fund program

The Enterprise Seed Fund, a program funded by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and administered by Marquette’s Office of Research and Innovation, is accepting applications to fund student and faculty entrepreneurship projects.

Story appeared on BizTimes, Aug. 19, 2016

Jodi Melamed, associate professor of English and Africana studies, wrote an article on the struggle many Milwaukeeans have with recognizing “segregation, mass incarceration, failing schools and joblessness as the inevitable outcome of our decisions.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 23, 2016

Bruce Boyden, associate professor of law, commented in an article written on the privacy of the Milwaukee Police Officer who recently shot and killed an armed suspect. The officer’s name and picture are out on social media. “You are free to post someone's publicly available information on the Internet, and the government can't do anything about that,” Boyden said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 17, 2016

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, commented on the current state of the U.S. Senate failing to hold hearings on the appointment of Merrick Garland. “Time is running out for Republicans to confirm President Obama's appointment of Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Fallone said.

Story appeared on The Cap Times, Aug. 23, 2016

Erik Ugland, associate professor of digital media and performing arts, commented in an article on the current civil unrest in Milwaukee. “Our tendency now is to go online and expect all the answers right away, and if there aren't any answers, we'll just go with the ones being supplied for us by whomever it is,” he said. “We have this reflexive need to know everything right away, and if somebody offers us even a glimmer of a possible explanation, we seize on it immediately. We retweet it and we internalize it.”

Story appeared on OnMilwaukee, Aug. 23, 2016

Michael Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, commented on the current state of unrest in Milwaukee following a police involved shooting. “I think this thing could not only happen in Milwaukee, but it could happen in many big cities around America,” Gousha said.

Story aired on KGMI-Radio (790 AM, Seattle, Wash.), KEX-Radio(1190 FM, Portland, Ore.), KTRS-Radio (550 AM, St. Louis, Mo.), KOMO-Radio (1000AM, Seattle, Wash.), WDBO-Radio (96.5 FM, Orlando, Fla.), KTAR-Radio (92.3 FM,Phoenix, Ariz.), Aug. 21-22, 2016

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, commented in an article written on the overturning of Brendan Dassey’s murder conviction and what it means for Steven Avery’s case. "I think these two cases really need to be viewed as completely distinct from one another,” O’Hear said.

Story appeared on Sheboygan Press and The Inquisitor News, Aug. 17-19, 2016

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