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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.

March 22, 2017


Marquette’s March Madness draws a lot of attention

Marquette team chaplains offer spiritual support

Rev. John Laurance, emeritus professor of theology, and Rev. D. Edward Mathie, assistant vice president of mission and ministry, are on the benches of the men’s and women’s teams, respectively. “A majority of the players are not Catholic, but I’m sure they know I’d be there for them,” Laurance said. “It’s humbling and it does mean a lot to me. These young men are a really wonderful group of people.”

Story appeared in National Catholic Reporter, March 16, 2017

Marquette’s athletic department focuses on nutrition

Marquette’s men’s basketball team was featured in a story about how universities steer athletes into better eating habits. “At first when you say you want to transition to healthy, it can be a little scary,” said Allison Kellaher, coordinator of basketball administration. “They’re like, ‘Don’t just be giving us quinoa and carrots.’ But we worked with the guys on the menu to try and think of stuff. It’s turned into its own thing.”

Story appeared in The New York Times, March 16, 2017

Despite NCAA loss, Marquette’s season was step forward

The men’s basketball team forged an unexpected path from being picked seventh in the preseason Big East coaches poll to finishing tied for third in the conference and earning a well-deserved NCAA Tournament berth.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 18, 2017

Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communication, discussed the future of March Madness in Milwaukee with the scheduled opening of the new arena for the 2018-19 basketball season. “Milwaukee has such a rich tradition of basketball history,” Dorrington said. “We are optimistic that we will be able to continue this tradition in the years to come.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 18, 2017

Marquette negotiating lease extension at the Bradley Center

Marquette University is currently negotiating with the BMO Harris Bradley Center for a one-year lease extension, needed for the men’s basketball team to play there in the 2017-2018 basketball season.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 15, 2017

Trump’s approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin

Forty-seven percent of registered voters in Wisconsin disapprove of the job President Donald Trump is doing, according to the first Marquette University Law School Poll of 2017. Forty-one percent approve.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 22, 2017

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, spoke on the effect of Act 10 on worker unions in Wisconsin. “Essentially, collective bargaining is dead in the public sector,” Maranto said. “We’re down to about a quarter of public sector employees who are union members.”

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, March 15, 2017

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, commented on home prices in Wisconsin. "If you want your home to sell during those months, you’re getting it ready in March and April," Clark said. "We’ll see if we start seeing some rather significant upward movement in listings such that the inventory levels ultimately get back to a bit more of a balanced situation."

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, March 20, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed drug testing policies and programs utilized by employers. “The general law for the private sector is that employers are able to test for drugs,” Secunda said.

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee, March 20, 2017

Dreamers Gala set to raise money for scholarships

The annual Dreamers Gala is set for this week on campus. The event raises money for The Ignacio Ellacuria, S.J., Dreamers Scholarship. Last year’s inaugural event raised more than $20,000 for Marquette students.

Story aired on Telemundo, March 21, 2017

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