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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.

September 28, 2016


Marquette, A. O. Smith release water and manufacturing study

Marquette University and A. O. Smith Corp. released a study that reveals challenges faced by water users in the manufacturing region. The report, “Leverage: Water and Manufacturing,” showed water demand is rising, and innovation is needed in infrastructure, technology, investment and talent to help address the shortages. “It’s going to be a worldwide challenge for decades to come,” President Michael R. Lovell said. “And so I think about Milwaukee in particular and we are very well positioned as a city to be an international leader when addressing the issues identified in the report."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, BizTimes and Urban Milwaukee, Sept. 23-27, 2016

Similar story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 27, 2016

Marquette Law School panel discusses the legacy of James Foley

Marquette University Law School held a three-person panel that discussed the legacy of journalist James Foley, the Marquette graduate who was killed by ISIS. The discussion was a collaboration between the school and the Milwaukee Film Festival, which is showing the documentary "Jim, The James Foley Story."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WGBA-TV (NBC 26, Green Bay), Sept. 27, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, said Hillary Clinton tried to portray Donald Trump as a generic Republican during the first presidential debate. “This could be a smart strategy, because it puts Trump in an awkward position relative to his party – a party that remains somewhat divided over his candidacy,” Azari wrote.

Story appeared on, Sept. 26, 2016

Nathan Gilkerson, assistant professor of strategic communication, commented on the recent comedy interview presidential candidate Hillary Clinton did with actor Zach Galifianakis. “Doing something like this is likely to go viral and appear in a lot of people's social media feeds — especially younger voters,” Gilkerson said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 23, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed the first presidential debate, giving Hillary Clinton the slight edge. "Despite a strong start by Donald Trump, I would say that Hillary probably made more of the points she wanted to make in this debate," Nolette said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 27, 2016

Charles Franklin, distinguished professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on the lack of attention the presidential candidates are giving Wisconsin. "We still look like the most competitive of those midwestern states,” Franklin said. “Under any normal circumstances, I would expect more attention to come here and focus here. If it doesn't come here between now and November, I'll be very surprised."

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 21, 2016

Marquette alerts students of three robberies on campus

The Marquette University Police Department and the Milwaukee Police Department are investigating two robberies and an attempted robbery which took place on Marquette’s campus.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 26, 2016

Marquette offers ways for students to save money on textbooks

There are resources available at Marquette and other universities that can help students cover the cost of textbooks. Mitchell Arman, a Marquette University student, revealed how he cut his textbook costs in half. “I wanted to figure out a way to spend less, so I reached out to some of the different services that Marquette had, and figured it out that way,” Arman said. “My biggest piece of advice is to do a little exploring.”

Story appeared in the University Herald, Sept. 26, 2016

Marquette and Near West Side Partners hold tours for homes for sale in Near West Side neighborhoods

Near West Side Partners, including Marquette University, recently held an open house bus tour to show homes for sale in Near West Side neighborhoods. The tour also stopped at the home of Patrick Kennelly, director of the Center for Peacemaking, and a resident of the Historic Concordia neighborhood.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Sept. 27, 2016

Marquette University graduate student, alumnus and professor coordinate community project

Ryan Patrick Hanley, professor of political science; Anthony Lanz, Marquette graduate student; and Charles Dobbs, alumnus, coordinated the Kantian Dinner Party Initiative. It is a new project that provides a forum for people to discuss timely topics in a respectful and democratic fashion. “We hope to contribute to alleviating some of this polarization by creating a citizen-based forum that people can debate and discuss, instead of keeping it at the political elite level,” Lanz said.

Story appeared in OnMilwaukee, Sept. 26, 2016

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