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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.

August 10, 2016


Clinton opens larger lead in latest Marquette Law School Poll

Hillary Clinton opened a 10-point lead among registered voters, and a 15-point lead among likely voters over Donald Trump in the latest Marquette Law School Poll. The survey taken Aug. 4-7 showed Clinton with a 46 percent to 36 percent lead among registered voters, and a 52 percent to 37 percent lead among likely voters.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Business Journal, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, The Washington Times, the Wisconsin State Journal, Bloomberg and on, Aug. 10, 2016

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WBAY-TV (ABC 2, Green Bay), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Aug. 10, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the current state of Donald Trump supporters. “Within Trump’s core group of supporters, the question of whether Russia is in the Ukraine or not, which exercised the Washington press considerably, is not really a central consideration in their support for Trump,” Franklin said.

Story appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 4, 2016

Enaya Othman, assistant professor of foreign languages and literatures, commented in an article written on Muslim culture and, specifically, the role of Muslim women. “I’m a Muslim woman who did whatever I wanted to do,” she said. “I got my Ph.D. I’m working outside. I’m doing public events. I am the example.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 5, 2016

Steve Wojciechowski, head men’s basketball coach, discussed what it was like to be a part of an Olympic games, and also how the next season of Marquette basketball is shaping up. Wojciechowski was an assistant coach at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Aug. 2, 2016

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, discussed the pressure that retail stores in Wisconsin are under due to online rivals. “It’s the competition between online and offline businesses that has had a significant effect on bricks and mortar,” Akhter said. “Wisconsin is not a large market to begin with.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 9, 2016

Doug Fisher, adjunct assistant professor and director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, commented on the outdated “rust belt” label that many business and civic leaders believe should be dropped. Because of this, Fisher’s classes are focused on "Industry 4.0, the latest iteration of advanced manufacturing and product distribution.” Fisher added, "We have one of the largest single concentrations of manufacturing in the United States."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Marshfield News-Herald and Oshkosh Northwestern, Aug. 7, 2016

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor and director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, commented in an article written on the comparison of the current Black Lives Matter movement and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Black Lives Matter focuses on police interactions with African Americans, while the civil rights struggles of the 60s were more wide-ranging, Fuller said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, (89.7 FM), August 8, 2016

Charles Franklin, professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on House Speaker Paul Ryan winning the Republican primary with a substantial lead. "The polling data prior to the election suggests a limited opposition.”

Story appeared in the Washington Examiner, Aug. 10, 2016

Marquette enlists TVU technology for live transmission

Marquette University’s communication team is utilizing TVU Networks’ cellular video technology to share live footage from its campus to a range of media outlets across the country. “We now have the ability to share it instantly across the country in markets that are home to our 110,000 alumni,” said Dave Murphy, vice president for marketing and communication at Marquette.

Story appeared in TV Technology, Sound & Video Contractor, Broadband Technology Report and Broadcasting & Cable, Aug. 8-9, 2016

Marquette’s chapter and adviser of Sigma Delta Pi earn national recognitions

Marquette University’s Gamma Gamma Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in the 2015-16 academic year.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Aug. 3, 2016

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