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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 26, 2017


Lubars give $5.5 million gift to fund Marquette Law School public policy initiative

Sheldon and Marianne Lubar and Marquette University Law School announced that the Law School will establish the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education. The endeavor will be endowed by an additional gift of $5.5 million, expanding upon the present fund, of $1.5 million, created by a gift from the Lubars in 2010.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel BizTimes Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Business Journal, April 25, 2017

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 25-26, 2017

Marquette participates in Denim Day to raise awareness of sexual assault

Marquette University participated in Denim Day to raise awareness of sexual assault. “We can make a statement against sexual violence, and working together, we can make our community safer for everyone,” said a statement from Marquette President Michael R. Lovell, Provost Daniel J. Myers and Xavier Cole, vice president for student affairs.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 26, 2017

Marquette engineering club participates in baja road racing

Marquette students in the Society of Automotive Engineers were featured in a 3-minute story on their involvement with the university’s Baja Racing Team. “What this organization is all about is teaching us as engineering students the entire process,” said Brandon Ollhoff, junior and president of the team. “From concept to prototype, CAD software, computer-aided design – taking those designs and making them a reality.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), April 20, 2017

Marquette hosts annual Hunger Clean-Up

Marquette University held its annual Hunger Clean-Up. Volunteer students helped with food banks, homeless shelters and other organizations to connect with and help the community. “There are a lot of challenges in the city, and that’s one of the benefits of being able to do this event, in that students see the challenges,” said Hannah Sternig, one of the students who organized the event.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Green Bay), April 20-22, 2017

Marquette students march for science in Milwaukee

Margaret Johnston and Ryan Howell were among Marquette students who marched for science in Milwaukee. “We should have a much stronger drive to hold our politicians accountable to making evidence-based decisions and not just what they think is right,” Johnston said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, April 21, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed research that shows presidents have the ability to achieve goals they set out earlier in their terms. "One of the more important pieces of the narrative presidents have is their claim to represent change, and they lose that the longer they're in office,” she said.

Story appeared in the Los Angeles Times and The Baltimore Sun, April 26-27, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed President Donald Trump’s change in action on the H-1B visa program. “He initially said we should get rid of the entire system so that 85,000 H-1B visas that are made available every year, he would just get rid of all of them.”

Story aired on National Public Radio’s Marketplace, April 18, 2017

Brooke Mayer, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, discussed what it would take to improve air quality in southeastern Wisconsin. "Less driving. That's probably the biggest thing in terms of air pollution overall,” she said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), April 19, 2017

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, said home buyers seemed to have their financial qualifications in order and are acting quickly on a property they want. "That behavioral change may be allowing us to see growth even though our inventory levels are getting really tight."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Superior Telegram, April 24-26, 2017

Similar story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, April 24, 2017

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed the tariffs placed on Canadian lumber entering the United States. “It has to do with the overall discussion on NAFTA,” Chowdhury said. “President Trump has indicated he wants to renegotiate NAFTA, so this is an opening step from the Trump Administration.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), April 25, 2017

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