Marquette Wire

Engineering proposes another construction project

Celia Downes

September 25, 2003

Filed under Higher Education, Metro & Politics, News, Science & Technology

Saying it would benefit both the school and the larger community, members of the civil and environmental engineering department plan to propose a new undergraduate major in construction management. The concept of an undergraduate...

Power struggle

September 25, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Colon, associate director of the United Community Center and resident of the 12th Supervisor District on Milwaukee's south side, feels it is time for Latino leadership to be present on the Board. "There are no Latinos on the...

Port hovers on crafty transit idea

September 25, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Citing Milwaukee's "familial, economic and cultural ties" to Chicago, Milwaukee Port Director Ken Szallai has begun to explore the idea of establishing a hovercraft line between the two cities. Szallai started considering this...

Coal plant expansion ignites debate

matt.nash@marquette.edu

September 23, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

A proposed expansion of the Oak Creek Power Plant, set to be decided by Wisconsin's Public Service Commission by Nov. 10, sparked debate at public hearings last week. Thad Nation, spokesman for WE Energies, said the current...

Al construction soils Cobeen

Jackie Palank

September 23, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

The $31 million price tag was not the only cost to build the Al McGuire Center. Design-builder Opus North had to take extra steps to ensure the safety of residents at nearby Cobeen Hall during construction of the 117,400 square...

County layoffs protested

Liz Challice

September 11, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Employees scheduled for the layoff were notified three weeks ago that they would no longer be employed as of Friday. The unions hit hardest were Local 882, the largest union in Milwaukee County, which includes Milwaukee County...

Dental

Susan Haarman

September 9, 2003

Filed under Higher Education, Metro & Politics, News, News

The state government gave over $15 million worth of funding to the construction of the new dental school because it is the only dental school in the state of Wisconsin. Because it received state funding, the school is affected...

Law student delves into politics

Jen Haberkorn

September 4, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Mosier ran for the position in Milwaukee's 13th aldermanic district after Jeff Pawlinski agreed to resign in May to accompany a guilty plea to federal charges of misusing his campaign fund. When Mosier, who has always been...

Bill to protect babies’ rights after abortion

matt.nash@marquette.edu

September 2, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

The Wisconsin State Senate Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy Committee voted 4-1 Thursday to recommend a floor vote for the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. The bill's purpose is to "clarify that all babies born alive have...

Rail service to link cities

andrew.johnson@marquette.edu

September 2, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

An SWRPC study advisory committee recently recommended extending the Chicago Metra rail after studying the costs and benefits of both a commuter rail and bus system, Yunker said. The study committee concluded that "implementing...

Local lawmakers tussle over bill defining marriage in Wisconsin

andrew.johnson@marquette.edu

August 28, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Similar legislation banning gay marriages has been passed in 37 states. Because other states have passed laws prohibiting gay marriage, Gundrum feels the defense of marriage legislation is necessary in preserving the sanctity...

Mayoral race opens with 15 candidates

matt.nash@marquette.edu

August 28, 2003

Filed under Metro & Politics, News

Fifteen candidates are running for Milwaukee mayor in the 2004 election, according to papers filed with the Milwaukee elections commission. Of all the topics in debate, taxes and the decline of industry in Milwaukee appear...