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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.

January 24, 2018


Marquette remembers Rosemary Petranech

Marquette remembers Rosemary Petranech, the university’s longest serving diversity officer, who was known for her fierce commitment to equal opportunity. She passed away of lung cancer earlier this month at the age of 82. Petranech held the position from 1977 to 1999.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 18, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote an analysis of how politics is more partisan but not more divisive. “Here’s the thing: By some measures, the United States is more partisan than ever, but that more peaceful and unified past, that golden age of unity, was … pretty much never,” Azari wrote.

Story appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Jan. 19, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, in separate interviews discussed the latest Democratic win of Wisconsin’s 10th district Senate race, President Trump’s potential for success in tax reform, a group of Californians who wish to secede from the rest of the state, the unusual circumstances of the recent government shutdown and the number of lawsuits against the Trump Administration.

Stories aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WIOD-Radio (620 AM, Miami), Jan. 16-20, 2018

Story appeared in The Washington Times, Jan. 21, 2018

Similar stories appeared in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, SBY News, Daily Democrat and Red Bluff Daily News, Jan. 18-22, 2018

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to prop up the Affordable Care Act to stabilize the state’s health insurance market. “What Walker is proposing on the one hand is to create a fund for reinsurance,” Rocco said. “The other part of it is putting into law protections for people with pre-existing conditions.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Jan. 22, 2018

Wisconsin Supreme Court agrees to hear case brought by John McAdams

Marquette University said it welcomes yet another chance to address the issue of John McAdams’ treatment of its former graduate student in court. In January 2016, Marquette’s seven-member Faculty Hearing Committee unanimously concluded that he violated his core obligations as a tenured professor when he used his blog needlessly and recklessly to harm a student.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 24, 2018

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Jan. 22, 2018

Marquette University police chief cited for OWI

Marquette University Police Chief Paul Mascari was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and has been placed on administrative leave. The incident occurred off campus while Mascari was off duty, according to a university statement.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Green Bay) and WRJC-Radio (92.1 FM, Mauston), Jan. 17-19, 2018

Story appeared on The Cap Times and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 17-18, 2018

Marquette Theatre production of ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ is a success

A review of Marquette Theatre’s recent production of ‘A Year With Frog and Toad’ said the performance was successful in portraying the value of friendship on stage.

Review appeared in the Shepherd Express, Jan. 23, 2018

David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean of the College of Business Administration, in separate interviews discussed the current state of home sales in Wisconsin and millennials looking to buy their first home. “They are finally buying homes after coming of age at the worst possible time — during one of the biggest (economic) corrections in history,” Clark said. “That made it a logical choice to not buy a home at that time.”

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Wisconsin State Journal and The Chippewa Herald, Jan. 22-23, 2017

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Jan. 22, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed the impact of a new bill that would standardize employment rules across Wisconsin. “When it comes to workplace employment discrimination law, it can actually be regulated on the three levels of government; the federal, the state and local,” he said. “As you get closer and closer to the local level you get more and more protected classes when it comes to workplace discrimination.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Jan. 17, 2018

Alison Barnes, professor of law, discussed the stalemate on legislative efforts on legalization of marijuana being rooted in political ideology. “So why doesn’t it get any traction here? I think it’s because we are a deeply divided state. We have a political divide and a mindset divide,” she said.

Story appeared in Madison Magazine, Jan. 18, 2018

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