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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.

February 3, 2016


Planned Athletic Performance Research Center featured in Milwaukee Business Journal

The planned $120 million Athletic Performance Research Center was featured in a series of stories in the latest Milwaukee Business Journal. An editorial in the paper called it “a game changer, one that should help push forward a project that could elevate Marquette’s national standing and draw attention to southeastern Wisconsin as a place for important research.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 29, 2016

Editorial appeared in Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 29, 2016

Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan 29, 2016

Marquette opens space at Global Water Center

Marquette opened its water research facilities at the Global Water Center. Lab areas, workstations, offices and conference rooms for water research projects were installed. Marquette plans to begin several water-related projects at the facility this year. “The power of collaboration is what this is about,” Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said. “The partners we will have and the ability to have talent put toward solving water problems is something we are excited about.”

Story appeared in BizTimes, Jan. 27, 2016

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 28, 2016

Marquette poll showed Clinton and Trump lead presidential race in Wisconsin

Democrat Hillary Clinton was leading Bernie Sanders by a slim margin and Donald Trump led the Republicans in the latest Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin residents. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating was at 38 percent. In addition, former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold has a lead over incumbent U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, the poll found.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 28, 2016

Similar stories appeared on at least 20 news outlets, including: WITI-TV (FOX 6), WFVR-TV (5), WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), The Cap Times, WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Appleton), WHBY-Radio (1150 AM, Kimberly), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WMTV-TV (NBC 15, Madison), WKBT-TV (CBS 8, La Crosse), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WQOW-TV (ABC 19, La Crosse), WFRV-TV (CBS 5, Green Bay), WGBA-TV (NBC 25, Green Bay), WAOW-TV (ABC 9, Wausau), WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay), Jan. 28-29, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, spoke to several media outlets about the presidential primary season. “I am not ready to put Trump hysteria behind me,” she said. “Nearly a third of the caucus votes went to a candidate who came out of nowhere, talked about building a wall on the Mexican border (on a more sedate day), and derailed most of the debates. He beat a lot of more qualified candidates. I don’t think the second place finish makes this go away.”

Story appeared on, Feb. 1, 2016

Similar stories appeared in the Bloomberg News, The Palm Beach Post, Bloomberg Politics, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo News, and The Christian Science Monitor, Jan.28, 2016

Michael O'Hear, professor of law, commented on the complex process of appeals in light of an appeal filed by convicted murderer Steven Avery. “In theory, a defendant gets one appeal and one appeal only,” O’Hear said. “However, there are a variety of exceptions, for instance, in the case of newly discovered evidence showing the defendant’s innocence.”

Story appeared in USA Today, Jan. 31, 2016

Similar stories appeared in the Port Clinton News Herald and the Des Moines Register, Jan.31, 2016

Haggerty Museum of Art named one of the must-see museums in Milwaukee

Marquette University’s Haggerty Museum of Art was named one of six must-see museums in the Milwaukee area. The column said the museum “still seems like a secret in Milwaukee. And for no good reason.”

Story appeared on On Milwaukee, Jan. 27, 2016

Marquette School of Dentistry hosted Give a Smile program

Local dentists are offering free dental exams for kids, between the ages of 3 and 16, accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the Marquette School of Dentistry.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 30, 2016

Similar story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 30, 2016

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold discusses national security at Marquette event

Marquette held a town hall meeting where Democratic Senate contender Russ Feingold spoke on the matter of national security. “The country's No. 1 priority should be national security, but that should be balanced with the economic concerns of middle-class people.”

Story appeared in the La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 26. 2016

Similar story appeared on PolitiFact, Feb. 2, 2016

David Clark, professor of economics, discussed the possible rise in mortgage rates for the upcoming year. Clark expects the Wisconsin housing market for existing homes, which grew by 11.4 percent in2015 — its best year in a decade — to expand at a more moderate pace in 2016. “The state housing market is limited by tight inventories of homes for sale in areas that are more urban,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,Feb. 1, 2016

Marquette data shows Milwaukee area manufacturing activity growing for the first time since March

The Marquette monthly report on manufacturing showed activity growing for the first time in 10 months. The report’s outlook showed an increasing number of respondents expecting to see positive conditions over the next six month.

Story appeared on Reuters, Jan. 29, 2016

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