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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 30, 2016


Spending on research up nearly 20 percent at Marquette since 2013

Marquette University had $24.8 million in expenditures on research and development in 2015, up from $23.6 million in 2014 and $20.8 million in 2013, according to the National Science Foundation. The expenditures ranked Marquette 246th out of 905 research and development universities in money spent.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 25, 2016

Marquette University hosts Thanksgiving dinner on campus

Marquette University served more than 100 students who were not able to make it home for the Thanksgiving holiday, a tradition begun in the 1950s.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Telemundo and OneNews Page, Nov. 24-25, 2016

Marquette Men's Basketball team begins program, 'Reading with the Golden Eagles'

Marquette University and Sharp Literacy partnered with FOX 6 News for a reading program called “Reading with the Golden Eagles.” The Marquette Men’s Basketball team helps encourage reading and writing in the classroom by going to Milwaukee schools and reading to third graders once a month.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 28, 2016

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed that, historically, recounts change tallies but not results. “The recounts have normally produced very modest shifts, a few votes here and there rather than large changes in the votes.” Franklin said. “In a close emotional election people are concerned about the outcome, and want to be reassured that the outcome is the way it seems.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Nov. 25, 2016

Police seek suspect after sexual assault

A woman not affiliated with Marquette University was the victim of a sexual assault on the 1700 block of W. State Street. The woman was taken to the hospital after the incident.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 28, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed Gov. Scott Walker’s ability to fix a $1 billion deficit in the transportation budget. “He clearly wants to tout whatever solution comes out of the transportation debate,” Nolette says. “He wants to frame this as, ‘Look, I’ve managed to solve this problem without raising any taxes or raising any fees.’”

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Nov. 30, 2016

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed how companies should proceed after a federal judge blocked President Obama’s overtime rule. “If I were in management right now, I would take a ‘wait and see’ approach,” Secunda said. “If I haven’t done anything yet, I wouldn’t do anything. And if I’ve already done something, I’d keep it and wait to see what the official position of the new administration is.”

Story appeared on WMTJ-Radio (620 AM), Nov. 29, 2016

Felicia Miller, associate professor of marketing, discussed and analyzed this year’s holiday shopping season. “There were more people out shopping, and they were spending a little less money but having more shoppers out made it a happy holiday weekend for retailers.” Miller said. “This was also the most productive holiday shopping season we have ever seen online and we haven’t even gotten to cyber Monday yet. Holiday sales are up already online 11 percent.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Nov. 28, 2016

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, commented on Brendan Dassey’s trial and the likelihood of the Seventh Circuit’s order being appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Dassey and his uncle, Steven Avery, were convicted of murdering Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County. “Dassey could try to appeal to the Supreme Court now, but it’s extremely rare for the Supreme Court to take up a preliminary procedural issue like this,” O’Hear said.

Story appeared on Current-Argus and Sheboygan Press, Nov. 21, 2016

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