UWM in the News: Week Ending February 20, 2014


Documents released in probe of former aide to Wisconsin governor
Reuters.com, Feb. 19, 2014
Journalists and opponents of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, were poring over newly released documents connected to a criminal investigation. The document release will not likely hurt Walker’s chances to be Republican presidential candidate, said Mordecai Lee, a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

UWM Athletics Department hires marketing firm
Biztimes.com, Feb. 19, 2014
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Athletics Department announced a new partnership with Front Row Marketing Services.

Search warrant provides new insight into burglaries at UWM
Fox 6 News, Feb. 19 2014
News has obtained a search warrant related to weekend burglaries on the UW-Milwaukee campus, which details UW-Milwaukee police’s investigation and the items allegedly taken by the suspects in this case.

Terry dean candidate seeks college recognition through competitive strategies
Red and Black.com, Feb. 19, 2014
Terry College of Business dean finalist Timothy Smunt said his experience as dean of the Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has given him insight both into higher education and the business world at large.

Wisconsin Assembly to consider domestic violence reform bill
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 17, 2014
A bill that would make it easier to track whether domestic violence offenders and child abusers surrender their guns will be considered on the floor of the state Assembly. Officials found the procedures easy to implement, and they resulted in positive change, according to a report by Steven G. Brandl, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Johnson, Baldwin recommend Wisconsinites for federal district court
Wisconsin Gazette, Feb. 18, 2014
Wisconsin’s U.S. senators recently announced their joint recommendation that the White House consider three Wisconsinites for the federal bench. Beth J. Kushner named on of the Top 25 Women Lawyers since 2011. Kushner is a 1975 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Milwaukee to apply for ‘manufacturing communities’ designation
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 17, 2014
The City of Milwaukee will apply for designation as one of 12 “manufacturing communities” under a new federal program that would give those 12 cities preferential consideration for up to $1.3 billion in grants from 10 federal agencies. Barrett spokesman Jeff Fleming said other organizations are helping draft this year’s application, including the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee