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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 9, 2016


Marquette breaks ground on new residence hall project

Construction began on Marquette University’s newest residence hall facility project with a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site near 17th and Wells streets. “For Marquette University to be among the top Catholic and Jesuit institutions in the world, it all must start with the student experience,” President Michael R. Lovell said. “We have to think and act differently and embrace new ways of living and learning for our community.” The co-ed residence hall will be home to 750 students freshman and sophomore students and is set to open its doors for the 2018-19 school year.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 2, 2016

Marquette’s Clark projects stable housing market

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, was featured in an article written on the current Wisconsin housing market and how he conducts his research regarding real estate. “Economics is a social science much like psychology or sociology, we’re all looking at human behavior,” Clark said. “We’re just looking at it from a different angle.”

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

Texan at Marquette takes long way to vote

Mary Cordes, Marquette University senior, has a passion for politics and decided to fly to Texas to vote in her home state. “I want to maintain my Texas voter identity as long as I can because I really care about voting as a Texan and I'm very fluent in the Texas issues," Cordes said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 3, 2016

Voting runs smoothly at Marquette polling sites

Some key changes to polling sites hosted at Marquette, and the university’s efforts to offer early registration, helped lines run quicker and made casting ballots more efficient on Election Day.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 8, 2016

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed the Affordable Care Act and what it would mean if either candidate were to win. “Donald Trump has pledged to repeal the Affordable Care Act, in his words, ‘lock, stock and barrel,’ though what that would mean is kind of unclear,” Rocco said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 9, 2016

Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, commented on a recent study that shows Milwaukee and surrounding counties have the highest coupon usage rating in the country. “To be clear, the days when coupons are not the lowest cost days, it’s a coordinated effort,” Miller said. “If they gave Kohl’s Cash or Macy’s Bucks on a day where prices were already low, then they really don’t need that incentive to get people in the store.”

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 3, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, commented on the U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin and how the candidates differ on foreign policy. “Compared to other senate races, foreign policy has played a bigger role here in Wisconsin than elsewhere.”

Story appeared on, Nov. 7, 2016

Similar stories appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Nov. 8, 2016

Anthony Parolari, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, led research on the occurrence of extremely dry and hot conditions coupled with cyclonic wind condition in the Middle East, which was recently published in Environmental Research Letters. "The Middle East is a notable hotspot dust source during summer, and dust storms in this region are usually associated with the Shamal winds from the north and cyclones,” Parolari said.

Story appeared in Phys, Nov. 8, 2016

MUPD officers read to students at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School

Milwaukee law enforcement, including deputies from the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department and officers from Marquette University Police and Milwaukee Police departments were part of the reading group for students at Bruce-Guadalupe Community School.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 7, 2016

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