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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.

August 13, 2014


Law School Poll featured on NBC’s Meet the Press
The political divide of Wisconsin, specifically the divide in Milwaukee and Milwaukee suburbs, was the topic of a NBC Meet the Press feature. The story highlighted data from the Marquette University Law School Poll and background from Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll.

Story aired on NBC (National), Aug. 10-11, 2014

Additional recent Franklin coverage includes stories that appeared on,,,, and, Aug. 8-11, 2014

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute,
commented on the amateurism of the NCAA and U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken’s ruling that the NCAA’s policies banning college athletes from profiting from likenesses violates antitrust laws. “This certainly blurs the distinction between college and professional sports,” said Mitten. “The amateurism model is pretty much on life support.”

Reuters wire story appeared on at least 25 news sites, including the, and, Aug. 8, 2014

Similar stories appeared in the Columbus Dispatch, and on,, and, Aug. 8-9, 2014

Marquette study found correlation between one’s name and success

In a study by Marquette, names that were viewed as less unique were more likable. The research found that people with common names are more likely to be hired than those with rare names. The study was authored by John Cotton, professor of management, and Bonnie O’Neill, associate professor of management.

Story appeared on and, Aug. 11, 2014
Similar story appeared on, Aug. 12, 2014

Marquette to break ground Aug. 15 on Jesuit Residence

Marquette will break ground on the new a Jesuit Residence Aug. 15. Marquette raised more than $15 million to build the 40,000-square-foot, five-story building. The ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Wells Street between Schroeder Hall and the Alumni Memorial Union.

Story appeared on, Aug. 12, 2014

Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science,
commented on the Republican primary for Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional District, saying she was not surprised that the candidates for the seat have tried to establish themselves as most conservative, but expects the winner of the primary to shift towards the center for the general election.

Story aired on WUWM-FM (89.7 FM), Aug. 8, 2014

Sandra Hunter, associate professor of exercise science,
examined the physiological and psychological reasons why women pace themselves more evenly than male competitors do during marathons.

Story aired on KPCC-FM (FM 89.3), Aug. 7, 2014
Similar stories appeared on, and,
Aug. 11-12, 2014

Marquette manufacturing report discovered shifts into growth mode
A recent monthly manufacturing report by Marquette’s Center for Supply Chain Management found that manufacturers in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois have shifted gears from recovery to growth mode, except for some industries like mining, said Doug Fisher, director and adjunct assistant professor of management.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 8, 2014

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy,
wrote an article about the Milwaukee Public School’s new program to improve low-performing schools.

Column appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 9, 2014

Marquette to sponsor events highlighting various Milwaukee initiatives
Marquette University will sponsor events for the Millennial Trains project, a train-based business incubator offering young professionals a preview of Milwaukee’s business and cultural attributes. The tour includes activities highlighting innovation, the Global Water Center, the redevelopment of the Menomonee Valley, cultural institutions and NEWaukee’s creative placemaking project on West Wisconsin Avenue.

Stories appeared on and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 8 and 12, 2014

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