Marquette University Law School launches Lubar Center
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow and former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak were among the featured guests as Marquette Law School formally launched the Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 24, 2017
Marquette Law Poll takes community pulse on Foxconn, streetcar
A new Marquette University Law School poll of residents in Milwaukee and surrounding counties finds that 54 percent of adults believe a new Foxconn factory in Racine County substantially will improve the economy.
Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, BizTimes Milwaukee and Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 24, 2017
Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Wisconsin Public Radio and WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), Oct. 24, 2017
Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 24, 2017
Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, wrote an op-ed on how state attorneys general have become partisan forces in national politics. “Partisan coalitions of state attorneys general are a new wrinkle in national politics,” Nolette wrote.
Op-ed appeared in The Washington Post, Oct. 23, 2017
Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed issues surrounding settlements received by victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. Victims sometimes reach settlements to receive compensation, but the perpetrator keeps his job. “Harassed women can protect their careers and be compensated for the harm,” he said. “But, then it’s going to happen to other women.”
Story appeared in The Economist, Oct. 20, 2017
James Marten, chair and professor of history, discussed the history of the Ku Klux Klan. “The early Klan — the founding generation of the Klan — really only lasted into the 1870s before it was driven underground, and it was not an overtly political organization,” he said.
Story appeared on Politifact, Oct. 23, 2017
Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed House Speaker Paul Ryan maintaining his position in the 2018 midterm election in the midst of the current presidential administration. “Midterm years can be very reactionary to the president and the last three midterm elections all were pretty strong partisan waves of discontent of the administration and that is true across party lines,” she said. “Trump is pretty unpopular at this stage in time.”
Story appeared on Bloomberg BNA, Oct. 19, 2017
Marquette Law School sets out to ‘MAP’ the region
Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy, and Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, wrote an article on the Law School’s new initiative, “The Milwaukee Area Project,” or MAP. MAP seeks to examine public opinion, public policy and conditions throughout the region.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 19, 2017
Mark George Thiel, archivist at Raynor Memorial Libraries, discussed the history and canonization of Nikolas Black Elk, a member of the Lakota Tribe. Thiel said his research showed Black Elk was a “lifelong seeker to know the Great Spirit better.”
Story appeared in the National Catholic Register, Oct. 23, 2017
Marquette hires first Muslim campus minister
Marquette University has hired Afnan Musaitif, a doctoral candidate in counseling psychology, to serve as the first Muslim campus minister.
Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and appeared on Nasdaq, Oct. 21, 2017
Ulrich Lehner, professor of theology, discussed his new book, “God is not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For.” “We should never tame God,” Lehner said.
Story appeared on Aleteia, Oct. 17, 2017