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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.

March 16, 2016


Marquette hosts three debates in seven-day period

The Marquette Law School hosted debates for Milwaukee County Executive, Milwaukee mayor and state Supreme Court. All three debates were moderated by Mike Gousha, distinguished fellow in law and public policy at the law school.

Supreme Court debate stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison) March 15, 2016

Mayoral debate stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 11, 2016

County Executive debate stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 9-10, 2016

Marquette University athletic performance research center approved for rezoning

The Milwaukee Plan Commission approved rezoning the property that will be the site of the athletic performance research center.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 14, 2016

Similar stories aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and appeared in Biz Times, March 14, 2016

New Marquette Autism Consortium begins

The new Marquette Autism Consortium aims to increase awareness and research on autism spectrum disorder. “With the increasing rate of autism being seen in children, it’s important for Marquette to respond right now to increase research and develop efforts to raise awareness of autism spectrum disorder,” said Amy Vaughan Van Hecke, an associate professor of psychology who directs the consortium. “This is a real indication of our commitment to autism awareness, student support and research.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), March 13, 2016

Similar stories appeared in Metro Parent Magazine and aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), March 10-11, 2016

Marquette police to carry Tasers

The Marquette University Police Department officers will carry Tasers, an extra tool to keep the campus safe. “Our policy is we are not going to be using it to deal with people that are just resisting or actively resisting,” Marquette Police Chief Paul Mascari said.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 11, 2016

Marquette students to visit El Paso to learn about immigration issues

A group of Marquette students will leave this week for El Paso, Texas, to visit with the U.S. Border Patrol, refugees and court officials who work on immigration issues. The students will stay in a shelter for migrants on their weeklong trip.

Story aired on Telemundo, March 11, 2016

Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, commented on the NCAA Tournament in terms of advertising dollars. “More advertising is bought for that tournament than is bought for the NBA playoffs or the World Series,” Miller said. “The Super Bowl is known for its advertising, where people don't step away from the TV during the commercials. The NCAA tournament doesn't have quite that same culture.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 15, 2016

Steven Hartman Keiser, associate professor of English and linguistics, disapproves of the Wisconsin accents used on Saturday Night Live. "A lot of times Wisconsin gets linked with Minnesota and the upper plains," Kaiser said. "A lot of people in performing Wisconsin, hit too far north -- hit the UP (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula), hit Fargo instead, and I think that came out in the SNL sketch."

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), March 9, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, explained that Wisconsin still needs to focus on attracting new businesses, investing in the infrastructure and diversifying the economy. "What we see is a very slow economic growth, so we are not in a recession, but you know the growth that we see is not spectacular,” he said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 15, 2016

Andrew Williams, John P. Raynor, S.J. chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, led his students in the groundbreaking innovative programming of a two-foot tall humanoid robot named Rosi. The robot was programmed by the students to lead an exercise routine. "A robot that could live kind of like a pet, and if she detects that someone hasn't been exercising or eating right, she can give some coaching advice or coax them to do some exercise," Williams says.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), March 11, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed Tuesday’s primaries during a four minute in-studio appearance on the local CBS affiliate.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 15, 2016

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