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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.

December 2, 2015


President Michael R. Lovell spearheaded the Greater Milwaukee Committee's Innovation in Milwaukee initiative. The committee is exploring a specific set of measurements, which will form an "innovation index" meant to make the concept of innovation more concrete.

Story appeared on the website of the Milwaukee Business Journal, Nov. 29, 2015

Research and development spending rising at Marquette as national average falls
Marquette University has climbed from about $10.6 million in research and development spending in 2005 to $23.6 million in 2014, with significant increases in the past two years.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 29, 2015

Marquette manufacturing report reveals constricted market
Manufacturing in southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois continued to constrict for the eighth consecutive month, according to a new report from Marquette's Center for Supply Chain Management.

Story appeared on the website of GM Today, Dec. 1, 2015

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management and assistant professor of management, and Mark Eppli, professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate, discussed economic trends to watch in 2016. Fisher said transportation and supply management is absorbing most of the available college graduates. Eppli said the prospect of rising interest rates may have wider ramifications for U.S. businesses exporting into global markets than consumers.

This story was written by Gannett Wisconsin Media and appeared in the Green Bay Press Gazette and the Sheboygan Press, Dec. 1, 2015

Janine Geske, retired professor of law and university trustee, commented on the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision to order the prosecutor in a now-closed investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign to cease his duties. The prosecutor, Francis Schmitz, said he would like to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court. Geske said any appeal would be difficult. "It's an authority issue of representing the parties, and I think the Supreme Court has removed him," said Geske, a former member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Story appeared on the website of Wisconsin Public Radio, Dec. 2, 2015

Debbie Perouli, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, explained that consumers need to be careful about cyber security. "We need to exercise a lot of caution." Perouli said. She added that online retailers are doing a better job of protecting consumers but the cyber thieves are getting better as well.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 25, 2015

Similar stories aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), Nov. 27-28, 2015

Mark Eppli, professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate, said higher-end malls benefit from what's called the spillover effect. "A Nordstrom is able to draw a far broader set of tenants: in other words, other retailers follow them to that mall, as well as consumers," Eppli said. "And those consumers end up spending more as well."

Story appeared on WUWM-RADIO (89.7 FM), Nov. 27, 2015

Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, commented on Cyber Monday activities. "There were always these anecdotal stories that the Monday after Thanksgiving was the least productive day for employers because all their employees were at work on the Internet shopping," Miller said. "There's still sort of this carry-over from those early days of Internet shopping where people still feel like the Monday after Thanksgiving is when 'I am going to go online and buy a lot of stuff,' and retailers continue to push a lot of savings out on that day."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 30, 2015

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on Republican presidential candidates false claims that the vast majority of Americans support defunding Planned Parenthood. "I am not aware of a national poll by a reputable pollster that has shown a majority for defunding," he said. "Rather the opposite."

Story appeared on the websites of the Huffington Post and Fact Check, Dec. 1, 2015

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