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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.

July 13, 2016


Clinton leads Trump in latest Marquette Law School Poll

Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton leads presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump in the latest Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin residents. Clinton was favored by 43 percent of those surveyed while Trump was favored by 37 percent among registered voters. Among likely voters, Clinton led 45 percent to 41 percent.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Washington Post, Fox6now, the Wisconsin State Journal and WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), July 13, 2016

Marquette names next dean of nursing

Dr. Janet Wessel Krejci, vice president for academic affairs and provost at Illinois State University, has been named the next dean of Marquette University’s College of Nursing.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Business Journal, Biz Times, Urban Milwaukee, Illinois State University News and Pantagraph, July 6, 2016

Story aired on WJBC-Radio (93.7 FM, 1230 AM, Normal, Illinois), July 6, 2016

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed reforms coming in higher education in an article written on initiatives needed to fuel productivity in the United States. The article discussed the need for specific skilled workers and the evolution of future workers in the nation’s workforce. “I’m a believer that higher education is going to actually reform itself in the next 15 years and you’ll see a huge change in the way we educate students,” Lovell said.

Story appeared on Chief Executive, July 6, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, called the job market “quite healthy and strong” in regards to the recent release of the June employment report, which showed employers added 287,000 jobs after two months of far lower gains.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 8, 2016

Robert Shuter, professor emeritus of communication, called for teachers to stop opposing smartphones and laptops in the classroom. “Mobile devices can significantly enrich learning, according to myriad studies, as long as instructors carefully integrate them into their teaching and judiciously monitor their use,” Shuter wrote in a Huffington Post contributor column.

Column appeared on The Huffington Post, July 1, 2016

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, commented on the decision of Hermle Machine Co. to leave the job for president vacant and keep three vice presidents instead. According to Fisher, the plan should work, provided there are good decision-making procedures in place and the three vice presidents have the right attitudes.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 7, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School poll, discussed the decision to not charge Hillary Clinton for keeping government documents on her private email server. “This decision by the FBI largely ends the legal side of the case,” Franklin said. “The political side, though, is likely to linger.”

Story aired on WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Green Bay) and WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay), July 6, 2016

Ryan Hanley, associate professor of political science, commented in the television special, The Real Adam Smith. “Smith’s primary concern as a political economist and a moral philosopher is the well-being of the poor,” said Hanley, whose main work studies the moral aspects of Adam Smith’s worldview.

Story aired on WTTW-TV (PBS, Chicago), July 7-9

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, commented on the federal lawsuit filed by Brendan Dassey, convicted in the murder of Teresa Halbach. Final briefs were filed 13 months ago and the decision is in the hands of a federal magistrate. “I don’t know the average length of time to decide habeas cases, but I’ve certainly seen others that have taken this long or longer.”

Story appeared in the Oshkosh Northwestern, July 7, 2016

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, wrote an article commenting on the controversy brought on by paintings given to Washington High School as a senior gift in 1927.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 9, 2016

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