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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.

March 21, 2018

TOP STORIES

Marquette’s Wild Commons residence hall construction progresses
Marquette’s new 293,000-square-foot Robert A. Wild, S.J., Commons residence hall is continuing to take shape and is on track to be completed by early summer. The Milwaukee Business Journal highlighted the progress with a 35-photo slide show.

Slide show appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 21, 2018

Marquette students help transform family home
Marquette students worked with an Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity chapter to renovate a home for a family in need. It was the 20th year Marquette students have spent their spring break in Enid, Oklahoma, assisting people.

Story appeared in the Enid News & Eagle, March 15, 2018

Three Marquette students restore woman’s faith in humanity
Three Marquette engineering students on spring break in the Great Smoky Mountains assisted a woman, helping her on a difficult hike and giving her water. The woman later reached out to Marquette to express her appreciation and renewed faith in humanity.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 20, 2018

Marquette student group holds fundraising gala
A Marquette student group, Solidarity In Action, will hold its annual Dreamers Gala to help raise scholarship money for current and future undocumented students attending the university.

Story aired on Telemundo Wisconsin and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), March 18-20, 2018

Mark Eppli, professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate, in separate interviews discussed the study he conducted that found commercial real estate as a good investment for income and the need for a program like opportunity zones. He also was awarded the Northern Trust Navigator Award from the Milwaukee Awards for Neighborhood Development Innovation.

Stories appeared in The Wall Street Journal, BizTimes Milwaukee, On Milwaukee, Urban Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 13-18, 2018

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, March 19, 2018

David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean, discussed the current state of increasing home sales as well as an increased home price. “So, we have strong demand conditions and we’ve got housing that, while it has been going up in a relatively rapid rate in terms of prices, is still relatively affordable,” Clark said.

Associated Press story appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Wisconsin State Journal and The Janesville Gazette, March 20, 2018

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio and WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), March 19-20, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the contrast between the approval ratings of President Donald Trump and Congress. “Trump fans are not especially strong fans of Congress or the Republican Congressional majority, a separation Trump himself often fosters through his criticism of GOP leadership’s failure to follow his wishes,” Franklin said.

Story appeared on Bloomberg, March 18, 2018

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute, discussed worker’s compensation for minor-league athletes. “Workers' compensation is important for them,” he said. “It's their primary source for injury and lost wages.”

Story appeared on Cook County Record, March 21, 2018

Marquette to host FBI education program
Marquette University will host an FBI summer education program for children in Wisconsin, “Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy,” that aims to teach about various careers in law enforcement.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 16, 2018

Jeremy Lin grudgingly sings Marquette’s fight song
Jeremy Lin, a Harvard graduate who plays for the Brooklyn Nets, lost a bet to former Marquette star Steve Novak and paid up by singing the Marquette fight song on social media after Marquette’s men’s basketball team beat Harvard.

Story appeared on OnMilwaukee, March 20, 2018


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