Marquette’s Board of Trustees approves groundbreaking for athletic performance research center
Marquette University’s Board of Trustees approved groundbreaking on the first phase of construction for the athletic performance research center. The approval came after Marquette leaders presented design plans to the trustees, which included relocating the facility to the heart of campus. A formal groundbreaking ceremony is expected in the coming weeks.
Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, BizTimes and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 11, 2017
Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Dec. 11, 2017
Marquette holiday video has become a Christmas sensation
The Marquette Christmas video starring freshman Ariana Madson singing “Joy to the World” has quickly become a sensation in the Milwaukee community. Madson plays guitar and sings in front of the St. Joan of Arc Chapel during the video.
Stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Dec. 8-11, 2017
Matt Mitten, professor of law and executive director of the National Sports Law Institute, in separate interviews commented on the collusion case brought by Colin Kaepernick against the NFL and Ohio’s threatened lawsuit to prevent a Major League Soccer team from leaving the state.
Stories appeared in The New York Times and on Reuters, Dec. 8-12, 2017
Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote an op-ed on the Democratic Party, participated in an online chat on President Trump’s endorsement of Roy Moore and discussed coverage of Hillary Clinton in the media.
Op-ed appeared in The New York Times, Dec. 11, 2017
Online chat appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Dec. 6, 2017
Story appeared in U.S. News and World Report, Dec. 7, 2017
Marquette to demolish buildings
Marquette announced plans to demolish two adjacent vacant buildings to create a parking lot at 1200 W. Wells St. and 1214-1222 W. Wells St. which could be further developed in the future. The university has applied for city demolition permits.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 7, 2017
Ulrich Lehner, professor of theology, was interviewed for his book God Is Not Nice. “Once we use ‘nice’ to describe God, we smuggle in vagueness, shallowness and subjective pleasantness to describe the Divine,” he said.
Story appeared on The American Conservative, Dec. 11, 2017
Katy Adler, coordinator of advocacy services and sexual violence prevention education, discussed Time Magazine choosing people who spoke out about sexual assault as receiving the Persons of the Year Award. “I think it’s incredible that Time is recognizing these individuals,” she said.
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Dec. 6, 20177
Kelsey Otero, associate director of social innovation, discussed the collaboration between the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and Marquette that focuses on social innovation in the state.
Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), Dec. 7, 2017
Michael O’Hear, professor of law, said it would be difficult for Brendan Dassey to have his case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. “Any appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court is a longshot,” O’Hear said of the case that was featured on the “Making a Murderer” documentary.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Appleton Post-Crescent, Dec. 11-12, 2017
Marquette University Law School fellowship funds special report on Milwaukee
The Marquette University Law School fellowship established through the school's Sheldon B. Lubar Fund for Public Policy Research funded the special report “A Time to Heal: From generation to generation,” a five-part special focusing on the challenges facing Milwaukee and similar high-poverty cities.
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 4, 2017