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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.

November 2, 2016


Marquette Law School Poll finds Clinton leading Trump by 6 points in Wisconsin

A new Marquette Law School Poll finds 46 percent of Wisconsin likely voters supporting Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton and 40 percent supporting Republican Donald Trump in the race for president. Libertarian Gary Johnson is supported by 4 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein by 3 percent. Six percent do not express a preference, saying that they will vote for neither candidate, will not vote or don’t know how they will vote.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 2, 2016

Marquette to construct seasonal dome over Valley Fields facility

Marquette will construct a $3.6 million dome to cover the synthetic turf field portion of Valley Fields adjacent to the stadium that will be up for five months out of the year. "This project is a positive step forward as it will free up athletic space for both our intercollegiate athletes as well as many students who play intramural and club sports," said Bill Scholl, vice president and director of athletics.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes, Oct. 28, 2016

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV(CBS 58) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 28, 2016

Marquette’s Peace Works program expands

Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking this year will more than double its work in Milwaukee Public Schools to help students who have been assigned to alternative schools due to serious disciplinary violations. The program aims to modify behavior, improve attendance and decrease suspensions.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 26, 2016

New exhibit at Haggerty Museum of Art includes local children

Artist Kirsten Leenaars worked with about 20 students from two West Side schools to put together her exhibit (Re)Housing the American Dream at the Haggerty Museum of Art. Leenaars said she was surprised with how engaged and knowledgeable the children were about political issues and the presidential election.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 28, 2016

Timothy McMahon, associate professor of history, commented on the history of Halloween in a nearly 13-minute interview on Wisconsin Public Radio. “It’s the end of the harvest, the days are getting shorter,” McMahon said. “And it’s sort of this liminal time when the dead may walk, because the season of life is coming to an end and the long winter is coming.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 31, 2016

Phil Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed a new round of ads that the Hillary Clinton campaign released recently. “I think an ad buy, at this point in the season, is not really intended to win new converts,” Rocco said. Instead, Rocco said it is intended to shore up Clinton’s base.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 31, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, commented on Democratic congressional candidate Ryan Solen’s claim that his opponent, Paul Ryan, may step down after the election. Nolette said he does not believe that is a realistic political attack. “We certainly won’t know the day after the election on Nov. 9,” Nolette said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 27, 2016

Charles Franklin, distinguished professor of law and director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on polling statistics that show Americans think the country is on the wrong track, and people’s general dissatisfaction with the political process. “The wrong-track number does not seem to respond to objective economic change,” Franklin said. “I think it's become a pretty poor indicator.”

CNBC story appeared on YAHOO! News, Oct. 28, 2016

Marquette resumes publication of monthly manufacturing activity report

Marquette University announced it would resume publication of its monthly manufacturing activity report on the U.S. Upper Midwest, starting with its report on October data to be released on Monday. Oct. 31. "Additionally, as we look to continue to increase the statistical validity of this report, we need company participation," said Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management.

Reuters story appeared in Yahoo News, Oct. 26, 2016

Susan Wood, professor of theology, wrote an article on the ‘Declaration on the Way’ from a Catholic perspective. “The personal stories shared at the listening sessions and the more than 99 percent vote in favor of the ‘Statement of Agreements’ of the churchwide assembly are evidence of a groundswell of support for closer ecclesial relations between Lutherans and Catholics,” she wrote.

Story appeared on OurSundayVisitor, Oct. 27, 2016

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