Marquette partners with Lemonis to launch new giving challenge
Marquette and alumnus Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit and The Partner, are teaming up to launch a new $3 million giving challenge. Lemonis will donate up to $1.5 million of his own funds, matching gifts made by donors during the challenge. The goal is to start a student-run business program within the College of Business Administration.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Biz Times, Urban Milwaukee, RV Daily Report and RV Business, Feb. 16-20, 2017
Nursing professor’s study finds that parenthood, not leftover pregnancy pounds, may cause weight problems
Women often blame pregnancy for gaining weight after becoming mothers. However, a study by Marianne Weiss, professor of nursing, found that “inconspicuous lifestyle changes of parenthood” may be the cause of weight gain in some women.
Story appeared in The Washington Post, Feb. 12, 2017
Risa Brooks, associate professor of political science, wrote an article, “What should U.S. military leaders do if the president provokes a major international crisis?” about the civil action of the military under international crisis.
Story appeared in The Washington Post, Feb. 16, 2017
Marquette continues talks to attract new grocery store
Marquette and the Shops of Grand Avenue are both trying to bring a grocery store closer to Marquette’s campus. Marquette is seeking a grocery store in collaboration with the near west side neighborhoods west of downtown Milwaukee, said Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and strategy.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 16, 2017
Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Feb. 19, 2017
Two Marquette economics professors conduct study on an NFL rule
Two Marquette economics professors conducted a study on the “Crown of the Helmet Rule” in the NFL and found it reduces the possibility of concussion by 32 percent. However, the study by Andrew Hanson and Nicholas Jolly found the rule increases the risk of lower body injuries by as much as 34 percent.
Story aired on WEAU-TV (NBC 13, Eau Claire) and WBAY-TV (ABC 2, Green Bay) Feb. 16, 2017
Marquette carillonneur creates chime strike to honor St. Joan of Arc
Marquette carillonneur Mark Konewko discussed in a nearly 5-minute feature story his daily routine and role at the university, including his original creation in honor of St. Joan of Arc.
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 19, 2017
Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed Andrew Puzder’s withdrawal for consideration as labor secretary. “If you look at any of Puzder’s statements, you will see that he is the most anti-labor labor secretary candidate in the history of the United States, bar none,” Secunda said.
Story appeared in The Atlantic and Government Executive, Feb. 15-16, 2017
Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, commented on Uber and Lyft in a story on a former Uber employee’s allegations of sexual harassment at the company. Miller said that being a company in today’s environment with almost complete transparency is much different than it was before Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and companies have to respond quickly to adversity.
Story aired on National Public Radio stations nationwide, Feb. 21, 2017
Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, wrote an op-ed that said repealing prevailing wage laws would hurt veterans disproportionately with no cost savings to justify the actions.
Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 19, 2017
Related story appeared in The Cap Times, Feb. 21, 2017
Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed federal politics in three separate interviews. He discussed President Donald Trump’s first month in office, the announcement by Republican U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy that he will not run against U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin in 2018 and Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 20, 2017
Similar story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 17, 2017
Similar story aired on WBFO-Radio (88.7 FM, Buffalo, New York), Feb. 19, 2017