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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.

April 24, 2019


Marquette University’s Denim Day supports survivors of sexual assault
To celebrate Denim Day on Wednesday, April 24, Marquette University’s Central Mall has a visual display of denim jeans honoring survivors of sexual assault. Students, faculty and staff were encouraged to wear jeans on campus.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Courier, April 19, 2019
Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 23, 2019
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), April 24, 2019

WaterMarks will create ongoing programs with Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art
WaterMarks, an initiative to create an atlas of water connectivity in the city of Milwaukee, hopes to work with several local art partners, including the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 19, 2019
Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, April 23, 2019


Lezlie Knox, associate professor of history, commented on Notre Dame Cathedral's history, calling it a triumph of architectural achievement. “Most people would not have gone to Notre Dame on any sort of regular basis, in the same way that in Milwaukee today most Catholics don’t go to the cathedral on a regular basis. But it would have loomed over the city,” she said.

Story appeared on Catholic Herald, April 17, 2019

Derek Witherington, director of liturgical programs, mourns the damage on Notre Dame Cathedral. “The fact that it is an example of Medieval Gothic architecture, as well as the fact that it is dedicated to one of the patron saints of France, certainly brings the tragic events of this week close to home, particularly for our students,” he said.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Magazine, April 18, 2019

Marquette University Law School Poll shows support for expanding Medicaid coverage
Gov. Tony Evers’ proposal on expanding Medicaid coverage has 70 percent approval; 30 percent disapprove.

Story appeared on, La Crosse Tribune, The Racine Journal Times, Isthmus, WiscNews, The Chippewa Herald, April 18, 2019
Story aired on WAOW (ABC, Wausau, WI), WKOW (ABC, Madison, WI), WQOW (ABC, La Crosse, WI), KDLH (CBS, Duluth, MN), April 18-21, 2019

Marquette University business students win top honor at Real Estate Challenge
Undergraduate students in the College of Business Administration won top honors in the ninth annual Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation Real Estate Challenge. Their proposal, The Connect: a revitalization of life and play at Chicago Ridge, “suggested a solution designed to create an epicenter for the town of Chicago Ridge through a vibrant mixed-use development.”

Story appeared on RE Journals and Connect Chicago, April 19, 2019

Charles Franklin, professor of law and public policy and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed how Republican candidates normally campaign in the Milwaukee suburbs. “This is a change and it reflects some weakening of Republican strength in the big city suburbs and some growth of Republican strength in the northern part of the state," he said.

Story aired on WBAY-TV (Green Bay, WI), WSAW (CBS, Wausau, WI), WSAW (CBS, Wausau, WI), WEAU (NBC, La Crosse, WI), WFXS (FOX, Wausau, WI), April 17, 2019

Abdur Chowdhury, professor emeritus of economics, commented on the prevalence of economic hardship. "With the low unemployment rate and increases in wage rate, fewer people are in that 'close to bankruptcy' category," he said.

Story appeared on Politifact, April 19, 2019

Marquette University’s Mobile Legal Clinic available at local library branch
Volunteer attorneys will be available to give free legal advice on family law, landlord/tenant issues, small claims, general civil issues, expungement or bankruptcy on Friday, May 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mill Road Branch.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Courier, April 19, 2019

Douglas Woods, vice provost for graduate and professional studies and dean of the Graduate School, commented on the vocal tic that involves cursing in those with Tourette syndrome. “The vocal tic that involves swearing gets a lot of attention, but that’s actually a very rare symptom that happens in maybe 10 to 15 percent of cases,” he said.

Story appeared on MKE Lifestyle, April, 2019

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