Local, state and national business and education communities reinforce key Marquette points
Ahead of the oral arguments before the Wisconsin Supreme Court scheduled for April 19 in McAdams vs. Marquette, a case regarding a private employer’s right to set rules and conditions of employment, Marquette University has released a website of resources regarding the case.
The website emphasizes Marquette’s Guiding Values and how they have influenced the university’s position and actions in response to this case. In addition, the website serves as a centralized hub for all relevant case information in order to keep those interested up to date with accurate, current information. Marquette leadership released the site to share the facts and to make clear our position as a university.
“As a Catholic, Jesuit University, Marquette strives to live by its Guiding Values, including cura personalis, a Latin phrase meaning care for the whole person,” said Marquette President Michael R. Lovell. “John McAdams violated his contract and treated a student teacher in a manner not in line with those Guiding Values. He continues to reject the judgment of his peers on the Faculty Hearing Committee, who unanimously concluded that he violated his core obligations as a tenured professor. We stand by the disciplinary actions taken and would do the same thing again.”
Notably, the website reinforces key Marquette points from business and educational groups through amicus briefs submitted to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Recent amicus briefs for the McAdams vs. Marquette have been filed by:
- Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC)
- National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
- Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU)
- Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU)
- Marquette University Academic Senate