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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 16, 2016

TOP STORIES

Marquette University dedicates its new College of Nursing location

Marquette dedicated its new College of Nursing location in Pleasant Prairie. The Pleasant Prairie Student Learning Center has a state-of-the-art simulation lab and lecture rooms. Students can earn an accelerated master's in nursing degree in as few as 18 months.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 10, 2016

Marquette diversity program, ACRE, produces industry, community leaders

Associates in Commercial Real Estate, a program created in 2005 at Marquette to train minorities for career paths in the commercial real estate industry, has been invaluable to minority developers, brokers and contractors. “There are also those that are quietly changing their own neighborhoods through the ownership of a duplex or four-unit, building wealth, community building,” said Mark Eppli, Robert B. Bell, Sr., chair in real estate who started the ACRE program.

Story appeared in Biztimes, Nov. 14, 2016

Microsoft’s president speaks at Marquette

Brad Smith, Microsoft's president and chief legal officer, spoke at Marquette University Law School about how to foster trust, responsibility and inclusiveness in the emerging cloud-computing era that is transforming the way people live.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 14, 2016

Janine Geske, trustee, spoke at Marquette on restorative justice

Janine Geske, a former state Supreme Court Justice and a leader in restorative justice practices, spoke recently at a two-day Restorative Justice and Domestic Violence conference at Marquette. “We know that the court system doesn’t work in the majority of domestic violence cases,” Geske said. “Is our choice to say ‘Well, the court’s not going to work, good luck to you,’ or can we devise a process of dialogue and discussion that can happen with a facilitator in a carefully crafted environment?”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 11, 2016


Marquette experts weigh in on election


Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed why Donald Trump won the election when the polls indicated he was trailing. “I think fundamentally he broke through with people that Republicans had not managed to win or mobilize enough in previous elections,” Franklin said. “The Clinton campaign was supposed to be great at field operations and get out the vote efforts. They weren’t able to pull that out.”

Story aired on CBS Evening News, Nov. 11, 2016

Similar stories aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WSAW-TV (CBS 7, Wausau) and WBAY-TV (ABC 2, Green Bay), Nov. 9-10, 2016

Similar stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, La Crosse Tribune, Chippewa Herald and BizTimes, Nov. 9-10, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the impact the election results have on Congress and state legislative chambers. “After Tuesday’s election results, Democrats lost the White House and remained a minority in Congress and in state legislative chambers,” Azari said. “Their appointees to the Supreme Court are likely to remain in the minority for years to come. The last time a party was in this situation, it was the Republicans in 2008, and they won back control of the House two years later and never let go.”

Story appeared in Fivethirtyeight, Nov. 16, 2016

Christopher Murray, coordinator of student affairs and visiting instructor for the Les Aspin Center for Government, discussed data regarding the outcome of the presidential election in Wisconsin. “In Milwaukee County there was something going on where fewer people were voting than four years ago,” Murray said. “From the perspective of the Hillary Clinton campaign, that is the most important county for you or for any Democrat to win Wisconsin; you need to run out really big numbers in the most democratic county in the state. The fact she fell behind what Obama had, in terms of overall numbers, I think went quite a ways to explaining why Republicans won Wisconsin.”

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Nov. 11, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed the difficulty of getting a constitutional amendment passed that would eliminate the Electoral College. “It’s harder to get legislation through Congress, never mind a constitutional amendment that would take two-thirds of both houses of Congress and three-quarters of the states,” Nolette said. “There's one proposal which would give the electors to the winner of the popular vote, called the national popular vote compact, but that is also the pretty unlikely to go into place.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Nov. 14, 2016

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed how the election results could affect the economy. “The market likes certainty. With Clinton, they knew what to expect. With Trump, they basically don’t know what to expect. And that’s what leads to volatility,” Chowdhury said.

Story appeared in BizTimes, Nov. 9, 2016

Karen Hoffman, adjunct assistant professor of political science, discussed the aftermath of the presidential election in relation to the polling results. “Somebody really needs to study this,” Hoffman said. “I think there are some real big research questions, including the type of methodology that is used. But I think it’s pretty premature to come up with any absolutes on that right now.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee County Post, Nov. 11, 2016


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