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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.

June 22, 2016


New Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading; majorities have negative views of presidential candidates

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Hillary Clinton with 42 percent and Donald Trump with 35 percent support among Wisconsin registered voters in a presidential race matchup. Seventeen percent say they will vote for neither candidate. In the previous Marquette Law School Poll, in March, Clinton had 47 percent support and Trump 37 percent.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 15, 2016

Similar stories appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on Politico, June 15, 2016

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WBAY-TV (ABC 2, Green Bay), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), Wisconsin Public Radio, WUWM-RADIO (620 AM), June 15, 2016

Nicholas Heck, assistant professor of psychology, co-authored a study that shows researchers are not reporting sexual orientation and transgender identities in psychotherapy outcome studies for anxiety and depression. “Omission of these data poses significant challenges for determining whether our existing interventions are effective for LGBT people,” said Heck.

Stories appeared on UPI and Urban Milwaukee, June 17-20, 2016

Story aired on WTMJ-RADIO (620 AM) and KQED-RADIO (88.5 FM, San Francisco), June 17-20, 2016

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed a decision in a lawsuit against Time Warner Cable and its consistency with a Supreme Court ruling against Spokeo. “It’s a very straightforward application of what the Supreme Court was saying in Spokeo. The Supreme Court did make it clear that someone could be injured by the theft of intangible data, but there has to be a clear allegation of that, and I think it was missing in [the complaint].”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 21, 2016

Robert Shuter, professor emeritus of communication studies, talked about his recent study on the contrasting attitudes of university teachers and students regarding smartphone use in the classroom. “The differences are far greater than we even anticipated,” Shuter said.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), June 15, 2016

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, commented on the current housing market in La Crosse. “It is a pretty solid market, if you can find a home to buy, now is the time to buy it,” said Clark.

Story appeared in the La Crosse Tribune, June 21, 2016

Near West Side Partners picking up interest in grocery store development

Marquette University and other key members of Near West Side Partners have been reaching out to grocery store operators to attract a project to the neighborhood. Due to the lack of easy access to fresh produce, the near west side is considered a food desert.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 19, 2016

Marquette ranked highest in a report on graduation rates for Wisconsin private colleges

A new report found that less than two-thirds of students graduate from 17 of Wisconsin’s 22 private, nonprofit colleges in six years. Marquette was the highest ranked institution in Wisconsin with 79.19% of students graduating in under six years. The study was conducted by Third Way, a think tank in Washington, D.C.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 22, 2016

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