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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 5, 2015


Julia Azari, assistant professor of political science, commented on whether gaffes will resonate with voters during the upcoming Republican debate. "Do gaffes matter? It's not clear there's systematic evidence for that," Azari said. "A lot of political scientists would agree that ideology makes a difference."

Story appeared on the website of The Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 2, 2015

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette University Law Poll, commented on Wisconsin leaders' opposition to Obamacare. Wisconsin has declined to take more than $550 million in federal money under the Affordable Care Act. "It's become a signature issue for the party," Franklin said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 1, 2015

Father, daughter killed in Milwaukee plane crash en route to Marquette
Joe Trustey and his daughter, Anna, were killed in a plane crash while landing at Milwaukee's Timmerman Airport. They were traveling for a college visit at Marquette. "Our hearts go out to the Trustey family during this time of overwhelming tragedy," the university said in a statement. "We are so sorry for the family's loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with them."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 30, 2015

Similar stories appeared in the Boston Herald, The Boston Globe, and Aero News Network, July 30-Aug. 1, 2015

Similar stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WGN-TV (CW 9, Chicago), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WHDH-TV (NBC 6, Boston), WBND-TV (ABC 57, West Bend, Indiana), WMAQ-TV (NBC 5, Chicago), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WQOW-TV (ABC 19), New England Cable News, WCBV-TV (ABC 5, Boston), and WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 30-Aug. 4, 2015

Christopher Murray, coordinator of student affairs and visiting instructor for the Les Aspin Center for Government, commented on candidates' preparation methods for the Republican debate. "Somebody will essentially stand in as a proxy for the other candidates, to basically be somebody you can actually practice against, and this person will essentially answer questions as this candidate would answer questions and will talk the way that they talk," Murray says.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), Aug. 3, 2015

Lawrence Kahn, adjunct instructor of management, commented on the dispute between Milwaukee bus drivers and the Milwaukee County Transit System. "The county has got their back to the wall in that they only have so much money to work with unless they increase taxes, which they are not likely to do," Kahn said. "And on the other hand, the union leadership, unless they are going to come up with something that looks good to their rank and file, their back is to the wall politically."

Story appeared on the website of Wisconsin Public Radio, July 29, 2015

The real Matt Foley remembers his Marquette classmate Chris Farley
Rev. Matt Foley was a newly ordained priest when he attended a Second City show where Chris Farley was performing. Farley had invented an over the top, but down on his luck motivational speaker, and – since Foley was in the audience -- used the name of his former Marquette classmate. "My name is Matt Foley, and I'm a motivational speaker," Farley began, and he continued to use the name when he took the character to Saturday Night Live. "It was a little shocking but I thought the skit was hilarious," Foley said.

Story appeared in the Daily Herald, Aug. 2, 2015

Are entrepreneurs rare in Wisconsin?
The Marquette Law School poll found that fewer people in southeastern Wisconsin have started their own business, owned a store or been self-employed than counterparts in the counties surrounding Chicago in Illinois and Indiana.

Story appeared in the Kenosha News, Aug. 1, 2015

Slowdown in manufacturing continues for fourth consecutive month
An index by Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management that measures manufacturing growth in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois showed constriction for the fourth consecutive month. Douglas Fisher, director of the center, said the negative scores have been fairly consistent. "It would be hard for me to say there isn't a trend," he said.

Story appeared on the website of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 31, 2015

Similar stories appeared on Greater Milwaukee Today and Reuters, July 31, 2015

Peggy Troy, Marquette University trustee, was featured on On Milwaukee's "Milwaukee Talks," discussing the mission, vision, challenges and opportunities at Children's Hospital. Troy is the chief executive officer of Children's Hospital.

Story appeared on On Milwaukee, July 29, 2015

Near West Side Partners opens waypoint
The waypoint at 1201 N. 35th St. will house a Community Prosecution Unit, which includes assistant district attorneys, police officers and community organizers. It will be open to the public. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the waypoint was held as part of National Night Out, a long-running effort to build police-community relations and promote safe neighborhoods.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 4, 2015

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