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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.

January 4, 2017


Lacrosse coach Amplo selected as a '40 Under 40' winner

Joe Amplo, men’s lacrosse coach, has been selected as a 2017 “40 Under 40” winner. The award from the Milwaukee Business Journal highlights young community leaders.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 3, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed why polls showing Hillary Clinton with a sustained lead in Wisconsin during the 2016 presidential election turned out to be incorrect. “For Wisconsin, 14 percent of voters said they decided in the last week how to vote and they went for Trump 58 to 31; a really remarkably lopsided late decision,” Franklin said.

Story appeared in The Washington Post, Dec. 30, 2016

Similar story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Dec. 27, 2016

William Fliss, associate archivist and curator of Marquette’s J.R.R. Tolkien Collection, discussed the university recently adding a first edition, first printing of The Hobbit. “It was a great moment to be able to bring it in and put it alongside all the other amazing things we have here as far as The Hobbit goes, most notably all the manuscripts that went into the writing of the story,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Dec. 22, 2016

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, commented on state attorneys general using their power as a vital check on the federal government and how this tactic may play an important role during the Trump administration. “This activity has got much more partisan in nature, more polarized, and it’s intensified,” Nolette said. “That sort of strategy is going to continue in the Trump administration, particularly with Democratic AGs trying out some new strategies to try and delay and frustrate policies coming out of Washington.”

Story appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 21, 2016

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on the difference between president-elect Trump and former president Jimmy Carter. She discussed the differences in a post on Mischiefs of Faction, a blog she co-writes.

Story appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and on Yahoo News, Dec. 25, 2016

William Henk, dean of the College of Education, commented on the difficulty students face in pursuing a career in teaching. Henk said it is more difficult than ever to become a teacher due to the greater rigor in preparation programs and highly demanding requirements designed to enhance quality. Henk added that the fees and debt associated with a degree in education also deters students from pursuing teaching.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 21, 2016

O’Brien Fellows investigate use of police body cameras

Marquette University’s O’Brien fellowship funded a report on the use of police body cameras. Police body cameras are used to increase police transparency, aid investigations and improve civil obedience. The report revolved largely around the dispute of when and how much police camera footage should be shared with the public.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 30, 2016

Jesse Cheng, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, wrote an op-ed discussing why people looking for good jobs voted for Donald Trump. “I can get why many people who are sick of waiting have elected a Star Boss President,” Cheng wrote. “He looks like a man who gets things done, fast.”

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 2, 2017

Marquette’s appearance in the first Cotton Bowl recounted

Marquette discontinued its football program in 1960, but in the 1930s the school fielded some formidable teams. In 1936, the Golden Avalanche, as the team was known, had a record of 7-1 and was ranked in the nation’s top 20 teams. Texas Christian beat Marquette, 16-6, in the inaugural game.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 29, 2016

Marquette Dental School Christmas video featured on Los Angeles Times website

The newspaper linked to several karaoke versions of Mariah Carey’s version of All I Want for Christmas Is You, leading with the December release by the Marquette Dental School. “Open wide and say ‘cheese,’” the paper wrote in introducing the video.

Story appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Dec. 16, 2016

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