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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.

October 7, 2015

TOP STORIES

Marquette University Law School Poll shows Walker's approval rating at an all-time low
Gov. Scott Walker's job approval rating was 37 percent in the latest Marquette Law School Poll, which is down from 39 percent in August. Among the Republican presidential candidates in the race, 20 percent of Republicans in Wisconsin favored Donald Trump, followed by Ben Carson and Marco Rubio.

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

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WSAW-TV (CBS 7), WISC-TV (CBS 3), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WSAW-TV (CBS 7), WBAY-TV (ABC 2), WTMJ-RADIO (AM 620) and WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WFRV-TV (CBS 5), Sept. 30 - Oct. 1, 2015

Similar story appeared on Northern Public Radio, Beloit Daily News, WHBY-RADIO, Lodi News Sentinel, Channel 3000, Washington Examiner, World News and Report, WHBL-RADIO (1330 AM), Topix, Sheboygan Press, The Northwestern, Before its News, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2015


Biologist who is researching rice profiled locally and nationally
Michael Schläppi, an associate professor of biological sciences, has been experimenting with variations of rice strains to find a type that can grow in a Wisconsin climate. He has been researching and testing different strains inside of a climate controlled chamber as well as on the roof of a Marquette university building.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 4, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of VICE, Oct. 5, 2015


Marquette University hosts events to raise mental health awareness
Marquette is hoping to spark a conversation about mental health as part of a national traveling exhibit called "Send Silence Packing." A total of 1,100 backpacks were spread across Marquette's central mall to represent the 1,100 college students who commit suicide each year.

Story appeared on the website of WISN-TV (ABC 12)

Similar stories appeared on the website of WLUK-TV (FOX 11), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and Telemundo, Sept. 30, 2015


Near West Side Partners contribute to economic development fund
Near West Side Partners, a non-profit organization that includes Aurora Health Care, Harley-Davidson, Marquette, MillerCoors and Potawatomi Business Development Corporation and is dedicated to revitalizing and sustaining the area as a thriving business and residential corridor, is contributing $800,000 to a new economic development fund. The contribution matches $800,000 in proceeds from the sale of City Campus, a former hospital that more recently served as Milwaukee County offices, to developer Richard Wiegand, a Marquette alumnus who plans to redevelop the property.

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

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 1, 2015


Global Water Center already a big success
Construction is nearing completion on the center's sixth floor, where Marquette will have laboratories and offices. Marquette marks the third university to have a presence in the Global Water Center, along with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

Story appeared in the Biz Times, Oct. 5, 2015


Marquette dental school provides free exams to Milwaukee Public Schools students
Marquette's School of Dentistry offered free dental exams and cleanings for kids in Milwaukee Public Schools "Head Start" program. The Head Start program prepares children to do well in school while supporting their families with things like dental care and social services.

Story appeared on the website of WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 3, 2015


Marquette alumnus and former associate provost inaugurated as president of Creighton University
Rev. Daniel S. Hendrickson, S.J., Marquette University alumnus and former associate provost of academic initiatives at Marquette, was formally inaugurated as the new president of Creighton University. "I think a leader brings, essentially, a vision for how we can be Catholic and how we can be Jesuit," Hendrickson said.

Story appeared on the website of the Omaha World Herald, Oct. 2, 2015

Similar story appeared on the website of The Heights, WOWT-TV (NBC 6, Omaha Nebraska) Oct. 1, 2015

Similar story aired on KMTV-TV (CBS 3, Omaha, Nebraska) Oct. 2, 2015


Charles Franklin, professor of law, commented on how the decline of landline telephones has affected polls: "Telemarketing, from a pollster's point of view, poisoned the well," Franklin said. "Then came answering machines and caller ID. Most of the time, you never get a human to pick up now."

Story appeared in TheBulletin, Oct. 1, 2015


U.S. upper Midwest factory activity contracts in September
A measure of factory activity in the upper Midwest fell for a sixth consecutive month in September in a broad pullback, Marquette University's Center for Supply Chain Management reported. The index on manufacturing in the Milwaukee region dropped to its lowest level of the year.

Story appeared on the website of Reuters, Sept. 30, 2015


One year later: Remembering the 43 missing students
Chapters of Youth Empowered in the Struggle from Marquette and the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee hosted a vigil and march to remember the students kidnapped in Mexico a year ago. A total of 43 male students from a teachers' college were kidnapped and presumably killed.

Story appeared on the website of Before It's News, Sept. 30, 2015



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