Author Archive for Alan J. Borsuk

New Cristo Rey High School Has High Career Aims for Students

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
Category: Education & Law, Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

For Maritza Contreras, the Cristo Rey experience began with seeing high school kids in her neighborhood on the way to school all dressed up. She was about nine at the ... Read more »

Walker Poll Ratings Hit a New Low — Again

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Public | 1 Comment »

Through all the tumultuous politics of 2012 (the recall election for governor), 2013 (passage of a controversial state budget) and 2014 (a successful campaign for re-election), Gov. Scott Walker’s numbers ... Read more »

In Eckstein Hall Session, Schimel Emphasizes Fight Against Opiate Drug Abuse

Saturday, September 26th, 2015
Category: Health Care, Public, Speakers at Marquette, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | No Comments »

Drug overdose deaths don’t usually make big headlines. But ask Brad Schimel about his priorities as Wisconsin’s still quite-new attorney general (he took office in January) and they are at ... Read more »

Urban Neighborhood Expert Gives Hopeful Message to Milwaukee

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Category: Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 1 Comment »

Yes, there are good things happening in even some of the poorest neighborhoods in urban America. Yes, there are ways to use data, research, and good policy decisions to strengthen the ... Read more »

Peter Park Advocates for Urban Life “at the Speed of Walking”

Thursday, September 10th, 2015
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Much of the land on which the Park East Freeway stood on the north edge of downtown Milwaukee has been vacant for years, but Peter Park has no regrets about ... Read more »

Walker’s Presidential Campaign: Down but Not Out, Experts Agree

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign for the Republican presidential nomination has slumped but that doesn’t mean you can predict his future in a race that is in an uncertain state. Three ... Read more »

Flynn: “I’d Like to See Fifty More Prosecutors”

Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Category: Criminal Law & Process, Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | No Comments »

Don’t look only to the police to solve the problems of high poverty communities, Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn told a capacity audience Thursday in the Appellate Courtroom at Eckstein ... Read more »

Walker Leading in Wisconsin Republican Nomination Race, but His Job Approval Falls

Thursday, August 20th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School Poll, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | No Comments »

Still in the lead, but with cause for concern on the home front. That was the overall picture for Gov. Scott Walker as the Marquette Law School Poll on Thursday ... Read more »

Broad Support for Regional Economic Cooperation Found in New Law School Poll

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School, Marquette Law School Poll, Milwaukee, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

  A substantial majority of people in the Chicago “megacity” – the region stretching from the Milwaukee area, across metropolitan Chicago, and into northwest Indiana – want to see their political ... Read more »

Kettle Moraine Kids, Compared to the World

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015
Category: Education & Law, Public | 1 Comment »

You could expect students in the Kettle Moraine school district to do well. The communities served by the district in western Waukesha County are generally doing well economically, parents are ... Read more »

Law School and Public Policy Forum Offer Web Site on Future of Cultural Assets

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
Category: Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public | 1 Comment »

Set aside the hot subject of a new basketball arena for downtown Milwaukee – that’s a horse race that’s already far down the track – and we still face a ... Read more »

After Forty Years, Axelrod Still Sees the Good Side of Politics

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015
Category: Political Processes & Rhetoric, Public, Speakers at Marquette | 2 Comments »

David Axelrod’s new book is titled “Believer: My Forty Years in Politics.” If he had had his way, the title would have been “Believer: How My Idealism Survived Forty Years ... Read more »