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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 17, 2016


National water task force holds first meeting at Marquette

A national task force held its first meeting at Marquette this week to develop recommendations on water issues affecting manufacturing and the nation. About 50 people attended the meeting, and the task force will make recommendations to the next president of the United States and Congress. “We all have a social responsibility,” Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said. “We see what’s happening in Flint, Michigan. We need to make sure citizens of this country have access to clean water.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 16, 2016

Similar stories appeared in the BizTimes and Racine Journal Times and aired on WTMJ-RADIO (AM 620), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 17, 2016

Joseph Kearney, dean and professor of law, served as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s law clerk and describes his experience as an “extraordinary year.” He said learning from the late justice was “the most unique opportunity that anyone can have.”

Story appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 14, 2016

Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 13, 2016

Similar stories aired on WGN-TV (CW 9, Chicago), WGN-Radio (AM 720, Chicago), WLS-RADIO (890 AM, Chicago), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-RADIO (AM 620), Feb. 13-16,2016

Coach Wojo drives a racecar 120 mph for charity

Marquette men’s head basketball coach Steve Wojciechowski is one of 48 NCAA Division 1
coaches competing in a time-trial battle to raise money for charity. Wojciechowski had the fastest time among coaches, reaching speeds of more than 120 mph in efforts to raise money for Camp Hometown Heroes, which supports the children of fallen military members. So far, the coach has raised $10,000 for the nonprofit, and it could increase to $100,000 if he wins the competition.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 15, 2016

Native Americans perform at halftime of men’s basketball game

A group of 34 tribal members performed at halftime of the men’s basketball game vs. Butler at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. The performance was in honor of Native American heritage. Many of the singers and dancers came from central and northern Wisconsin, and performed an inter-tribal dance.

Story appeared in the Mohican News, Feb. 15, 2016

Lobat Tayebi, director of research and associate professor of dentistry, commented on a new method of 3-D printing that can produce human-size bone, muscle and cartilage templates that survive when implanted into animals. “This is a big step toward producing robust bioprosthetic tissues of any size and shape."

Reuters story appeared on, FoxNews Health and Health Medicine Network, Feb. 16, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the Democratic presidential debate held in Milwaukee. “I think the upshot is a debate here in Wisconsin may mobilize voters a bit more and give a chance to look at both candidates, but it's unlikely to tip the balance unless one makes a mistake.”

Story aired on KNPR-RADIO (Las Vegas), Feb. 11, 2016

Similar stories aired on at least 12 news outlets, including: KUT-RADIO (FM 90.5, Austin, Texas), KNOW-RADIO (Minneapolis), WBUR-RADIO (Boston), WBFO-RADIO (Buffalo, New York), WDET-RADIO (FM 101.9, Detroit), WNYC-RADIO (New York), WUNC-RADIO (Raleigh, North Carolina), WHYY-RADIO (Philadelphia), WEAA-RADIO (Baltimore), Classical 89.5 (Salisbury, Maryland), WYPR-RADIO (Baltimore), and Milwaukee Public Radio, Feb. 11, 2016

David Denomie, director of debate, explained the differences in the debates now that the Democratic race is down to two candidates. “There was a difference that happened when Martin O’Malley backed out of the race and then it became a two candidate contest. That definitely did change the dynamic, so it's going to seem a whole lot more head to head.”

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 10-11, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, explained what a delegate is to listeners on National Public Radio. “The delegates are the people who represent each state at the national party conventions and they’re the ones who will cast their votes and formally decide on the party nominee after the primary and caucuses are wrapped up.”

Story aired on WBUR-RADIO (90.9 FM, Boston), Feb. 12, 2016

Similar stories aired on KUOW-RADIO (Seattle), KNPR-RADIO (Las Vegas), WBFO-RADIO (Buffalo, New York) and WDDE-RADIO (FM 91.1 Philadelphia), Feb. 12, 2016

Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, commented on the new Metro Market in Shorewood that opened this week. She said it could improve people’s shopping experience even if they shop at other stores in the area. “It's going to force all other retailers in the area to really step up what they're offering customers if they're going to be able to compete with this new format,"Miller said.

Story appeared on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 16, 2016

‘The Biggest Loser’ trainer stresses daily affirmation in speech to Marquette students

Dolvett Quince, a trainer on the popular television show The Biggest Loser told about 100 students at the Varsity Theatre, “I want you to say, ‘I’m great.’ …And I want you to be OK with saying you’re great. I want you to own that."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 15, 2016

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