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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.

May 3, 2017


Marquette’s College of Health Sciences receives $1.5 million gift

Marquette University’s College of Health Sciences has received a $1.5 million gift from the estate of Capt. John A. Orlandini. A 1960 graduate of Marquette, Orlandini suffered a life-changing injury during his time in the Navy. He pledged an estate gift to the physical therapy program to help students who will provide care to patients in need, especially those with spinal cord injuries.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal and Biz Times Milwaukee, April 27, 2017

Marquette’s St. Joan of Arc Chapel listed among Milwaukee spots to visit

Marquette’s St. Joan of Arc Chapel was on the cover photo for Milwaukee Magazine’s “12 Hidden Milwaukee Spots You Should Visit.” “When this narrow, 15th century French chapel was reassembled on Marquette’s campus in 1966, it instantly won the title of the city’s oldest building,” the story said.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, May 1, 2017

Marquette students volunteer at nonprofit dental clinic

Volunteer specialists and students from Marquette’s School of Dentistry have helped facilitate The Grand Chute clinic, a nonprofit operation that treats low-income children. Since its inception, it has provided more than $31 million worth of dental services and has had about 120,000 patient visits.

Story appeared on the Sheboygan Press, April 26, 2017

John Cotton, professor of management, discussed issues with companies giving pay raises. "As far as Wall Street is concerned, if you could pay minimum wage to everybody on every job, that would be great because that would leave more money for stockholders."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 28, 2017

James Trebby, adjunct instructor of accounting, was interviewed for a story on the state being more likely to ask taxpayers in cities to verify their identity before receiving tax refunds. Trebby said low-income residents tend to be more suspicious of tax authorities and harder to reach by mail, thus less compliant as a result. “Anything they get from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue probably scares them."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Oshkosh Northwestern and Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, May 1, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed President Donald Trump’s failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in his first 100 days in office. “It’s hard to find examples of cases in which a president and Congress are controlled by the same party and their first major legislative initiative fails,” he said.

Story aired on Monocle, April 29, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed the threat of government shut down. “What’s quite unusual is that it’s happening quickly,” he said. “But it is also happening when the president and both houses of Congress both are of the same party.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), April 28, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed conducting favorability polls of politicians. He said it was common in non-election years for the president, vice president and congressional leaders to be included in such polls.

Story appeared on PolitiFact, April 27-28, 2017

Future Milwaukee art project explores Near West Side Partners neighborhood assets

Future Milwaukee, a community leadership program affiliated with Marquette’s Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, curated a display that is part of the Avenues West Community Art Project.

Story appeared on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, On Milwaukee and Urban Milwaukee, April 30-May 1, 2017

Marquette index shows growth in manufacturing

Marquette and the Institute for Supply Management said its seasonally-adjusted index on manufacturing in the Milwaukee region fell to 57.87 in April from 61.77 in March. An index score above 50 indicates growth in market conditions.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Fiscal Times, April 28, 2017

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