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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.

December 7, 2016


Marquette police shop for holiday gifts with area children

The Marquette University Police Department and other officers in the Milwaukee area participated in “Shop with a Hero,” where kids shopped for holiday gifts with law enforcement officers.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Dec. 5, 2016

Online courses may be one path to keep university expenses in line

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said investment in online courses may be a viable path for universities looking to control expenses. “Where can we grow in areas where we can keep costs down? I think it’s pretty clear that if you’ve been paying attention to what’s been going on around the country that online education is something we all have to take very seriously,” Lovell said.

Story appeared in The Business Journal, Dec. 1, 2016

Marquette University among Jesuit universities supporting undocumented students

Presidents of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, including Marquette President Michael R. Lovell, issued a statement of support for undocumented students. The presidents say they are “Guided by [their] commitment to uphold the dignity of every person, to work for the common good of our nation, and to promote a living faith that works for justice.”

Story aired on Telemundo, Dec. 1, 2016

Robbery at restaurant on campus

A robbery occurred at the Jimmy John’s restaurant, Milwaukee police said. An unknown suspect implied he had a weapon, took money from the register and fled. There were no injuries. The Milwaukee Police Department responded and is investigating.

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

Doug Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, answered questions in an article regarding Amazon’s expansion into universities. “There is always pressure, and, I think, increasingly so in higher education to not only reduce costs but increase revenues,” Fisher said.

Story appeared in Madison Magazine, Dec. 1, 2016

Marquette University O’Brien Fellow releases six-part series on Wisconsin governor

David Umhoefer, O’Brien Fellow at the Diederich College of Communication, recently released a six-part series titled “Scott Walker’s Path to Power.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 27, 2016

Anthony Parolari, assistant professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering, discussed how extreme climate conditions played a key role in what caused a huge dust storm in the Middle East last fall. “There certainly are meteorological and climatic factors that may have played a role in the severity of the particular dust storm,” Parolari said. “Those being extreme heat and aridity on the surface and also a very unique wind pattern.”

Story appeared on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Dec. 6, 2016

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, commented on the impacts of the economy on the housing market. “The national economic growth has fueled housing market growth in Wisconsin while foreclosure activity continues to decline,” Clark said.

Story appeared in GM Today, Dec. 6, 2016

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, said he will spend months trying to discern why the last pre-election Law School Poll didn’t predict President-elect Donald Trump’s Wisconsin victory. “We have plenty of Trump voters in our (polling) sample,” Franklin noted. The final Marquette poll had Hillary Clinton up 46 percent to 40 percent, and Trump won Wisconsin by a 48 percent to 47 percent margin.

Story appeared in the Janesville Gazette, Urban Milwaukee and Beloit Daily News, Dec. 4-5, 2016

Howard Kainz, emeritus professor of philosophy, wrote an article titled, Liberalism as a Religion: The Culture War is Between Religious Believers on Both Sides. “Many Christians view the ‘culture war’ as a clash between religious believers and secularist ‘liberals,’” Kainz said.

Story appeared in Touchstone Magazine, Dec. 2, 2016

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