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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.

Feb. 20, 2019


Gov. Tony Evers discussed his upcoming budget during ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette University Law School
Evers is recommitting to adding $1.4 billion to state education and cutting middle-class taxes and a variety of other topics with Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy Mike Gousha.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, WDJT-MILW (CBS 58), WISC-TV (ABC 12), KPVI-TV (NBC 6), WTAQ-AM (Green Bay), WTMJ-Radio, WBAY-TV (ABC 2) Feb. 19, 2019

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 19, 2019.

College of Health Sciences receives $500,000 gift from the Bryon Riesch Paralysis Foundation
The gift will establish the BRPF Excellence Fund in Spinal Cord Injury Research, and will fund research done primarily by Dr. Murray Blackmore, associate professor of biomedical sciences and one of the foremost spinal cord injury neuroscience researchers in the country. 

Story appeared in the Milwaukee BizTimes, Feb. 15, 2019

Brian Troyer, dean of undergraduate admissions commented on student transfer rates. “There are wonderful universities that aren’t a good fit for all students, and there are fantastic students who aren't a good fit for all universities,” he said.

Story appeared in Forbes, Feb. 13, 2019

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor of education and Director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, discussed Chapter 220, Wisconsin’s voluntary program that buses students across district lines to promote racial integration in schools. “I just felt like the programs that were promoting integration were not going to make a significant difference for large numbers of black children,” he said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Feb. 18, 2019

Marquette to develop an ultra-fast transformational DC breaker
The breaker will be scalable across voltage and current in medium-voltage direct current applications, such as power, distribution, solar, wind and electric vehicles.

Story appeared on Smart Energy, Feb. 13, 2019

Matthew Hearing, assistant professor of biomedical sciences, discussed the opioid epidemic and its effect on people with chronic pain. “Opioids are very effective at treating chronic secondary pain over a short period of time, but there is little evidence that opioids are effective as a long-term solution to chronic pain,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 20, 2019

Rev. James T. Bretzke, S.J., adjunct professor of theology, spoke to USA Today about the Pope’s stance on an upcoming clergy sex abuse summit. "The pope is saying this isn't just a problem for the United States or Europe or elsewhere. The problem is the clerical culture that looks to protect the institution even at the expense of individuals who have been harmed," he said.

Story appeared in USA Today, Feb. 19, 2019

Joe Daniels, professor of economics, and Rich Friman and Barrett McCormick, professors of political science, spoke at a roundtable event, “Trade Wars Forum: A discussion of the politics and economics of the US-China trade.” All three say they disagree with the Trump administration’s policies around tariffs.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journals, Feb. 18, 2019

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, commented on Wisconsin’s housing sales. “It typically takes four to six weeks to close a home sale, which means the January home sales reflect activity that began in November and December. Given the harshness of January, it may well be that February is a month that's lagging rather significantly below February of last year," he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 18, 2019


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