Marquette holds 136th commencement ceremony
Marquette University held its 136th commencement ceremony at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Sister Maria Marciano, a Dominican sister from Brazil who serves Haiti’s poorest citizens, was the keynote speaker.
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), May 21-22, 2017
Photo essay appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 21, 2017
Marquette’s St. Joan of Arc Chapel 51st anniversary
Marquette’s St. Joan of Arc Chapel opened its doors in downtown Milwaukee 51 years ago this week. The chapel originally was built in the early 15th century in the French village of Chasse.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 23, 2017
Marquette designing alternatives to standard grocery stores
Marquette students, faculty and staff are designing alternatives to standard grocery stores to address the campus’ food and nutrition needs. Eighteen pitches have been evaluated with final decisions due soon about what plans will be piloted this fall.
Story appeared in the Wisconsin Gazette, May 18, 2017
Marquette’s tax exempt acreage expands
The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee expanded the amount of Marquette University’s acreage that is exempt from property taxes to 150 acres from 80 acres.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and U.S. News and World Report, May 19, 2017
Story aired on WMTV-TV (NBC 15, Madison), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and Wisconsin Public Radio, May 18-19, 2017
Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, co-authored a research paper that looks at the impact that corporate taxation has on the labor market.
Story appeared on Forbes, May 22, 2017
Bill Henk, professor and dean of the College of Education, and Ellen Eckman, associate professor and chair of educational policy and leadership, discussed Wisconsin’s teacher shortage. “We had a historic high about four to five years ago of young people who are entering the profession, but that has eroded,” Henk said.
Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, May 18, 2017
Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed the number of voters who are set in their partisan loyalties. “Not only political elites but the general public thinks of themselves as part of a team,” Nolette said. “They’re rooting for their team, even if there’s some cheating going on.”
Story appeared on Governing, May 18, 2017
Matteo Arena, associate professor of economics, discussed the increase of virtual and online events for shareholder meetings. More companies are moving to 100-percent virtual annual meetings, Arena said.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 18, 2017
Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the issue of impeachment in light of recent presidential scandals. “We have gone through two full impeachment processes in this country, [Bill] Clinton and then Andrew Johnson in the 1860s, and both of those are kind of regarded as partisan jokes.”
Story aired on KCRW-Radio (89.9 Los Angeles), May 18, 2017
Jacqueline Black, associate director of Hispanic initiatives, discussed the Hispanic-serving institution initiative at Marquette. The university has undertaken an ambitious plan to increase the school’s Hispanic student enrollment to at least 25 percent over the next 10 years.
Story aired on La Caliente (97.9 FM) and LaGranD (104.7 FM), April 29-30, 2017