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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.

June 7, 2017


Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the partisan nature of economic expectations. “Our perceptions of the economy are filtered through partisan lenses,” he said.

Story aired on National Public Radio, June 3, 2017

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, wrote an op-ed arguing that a full repeal of Wisconsin’s prevailing wage law would hurt the state economy. The law requires that construction workers on state projects be paid the wages and benefits prevailing for similar work in or near the locality in which the construction project is to be performed.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 6, 2017

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed a bill in the Wisconsin Legislature aimed at protecting free speech on University of Wisconsin System campuses by creating stiff penalties for some student protesters. The bill sets up a disciplinary proceeding that would be heard by a new UW Council on Free Expression. “Is the Assembly going to increase the UW budget to fund the dozens of hearings that will be triggered by partisan and retaliatory motives?” Fallone asked.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 2, 2017

John LaDisa, associate professor of biomedical engineering, discussed virtual reality workouts that stemmed from research at Marquette’s visualization lab. “Instead of running a cycling class perhaps in Whitefish Bay in February in the snow, you’ll be riding through a Hawaiian roadside synchronized going up a hill with the instructor telling us to go up a hill,” he said.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), May 31, 2017

Marquette Center for Supply Chain Management says regional manufacturing grew in May

The Marquette University Center for Supply Chain Management reported that Milwaukee area manufacturing expanded in May, but at a lower rate than April. Comments on the report stated mixed opinions on business conditions.

Story appeared on BizTimes Milwaukee, May 31, 2017

Marquette LGBTQ Resource Center to host rally

The LGBTQ Resource Center at Marquette University and other LGBTQ groups in Milwaukee are hosting a rally in solidarity with the “Equality March for Unity and Pride” in Washington, D.C.

Story appeared in the Shepherd Express, June 6, 2017

Marquette Law School to host professor and author Richard Florida

Marquette University Law School will host professor and author Richard Florida as a guest on an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha.” Florida is the author of “The Rise of the Creative Class,” the director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto and a global research professor at New York University.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, May 31, 2017

Marquette’s ‘Future Milwaukee’ program now accepting applicants

Marquette’s Future Milwaukee Community Leadership Program is recruiting people for its nine-month program. Participants examine personal strengths and challenges and learn best practices in team building and collaboration.

Story appeared on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, June 5, 2017

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