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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 11, 2017

TOP STORIES

Marquette’s Global Brigades on a service trip to Nicaragua

More than 80 Marquette students are in Nicaragua for a nine-day service trip. The students are helping provide medical assistance for nearly 2,000 people including dental work and fluoride treatments. The group also will work on other public health and sanitation projects while in the country.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and Telemundo, Jan. 6, 2017

Marquette trustee sees bright future in solar energy

Tom Werner, alumnus and Marquette trustee, chief executive officer of SunPower, a San Jose, California-based provider of solar energy systems, said in a speech at Marquette that solar power is becoming a practical, viable and affordable alternative energy source.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 8, 2017

Marquette names new executive vice president for operations

Dave Lawlor has been named Marquette’s new executive vice president for operations. Lawlor, who most recently served as vice chancellor and chief financial officer at the University of California – Davis, began his role on Jan. 10.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Jan. 5, 2017

Kathryn Wagner, assistant professor of economics, led a study on the consequences of pre-Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansions for disabled people permitted by the Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1986. Her work was cited in an article explaining that hospitals don’t shift costs from Medicare or Medicaid to private insurers. Wagner’s study showed that hospitals reduced the charge rates of the privately insured, possibly alleviating cost-shift concerns of the reform.

Story appeared on JAMA, Jan. 4, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on the way issues of race and history have been addressed by President Barack Obama, and are currently being handled by the public. “We’re always working toward progress and there are setbacks but we're always working toward something greater and it makes people feel good, while they’re also hearing about all these problems,” Azari said.

Story aired on WUNFC-Radio (91.5 FM, Raleigh, N.C.), WDDE-Radio (91.1 FM, Philadelphia), WESA-Radio (90.5 FM, Pittsburgh), KOPB-Radio (91.5 FM, Portland, Ore.), KNPR-Radio (88.9 FM, Las Vegas), KUOW-Radio (94.9 FM, Seattle), WWNO-Radio (89.9 FM, New Orleans), (KUT-Radio (90.5 FM, Austin, Texas), WBEZ-Radio (91.5 FM, Chicago), Jan. 9, 2017

Debbie Perouli, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, discussed the significance of computer hacking and the various ways hacking exists outside of security issues. “Traditionally, hacking has not been related to security at all,” Perouli said. “It could be accessing information that you are not supposed to read. It could be more defined information that you stored on a computer or even making a system completely unavailable.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Jan. 6, 2017

Howard Fuller, distinguished professor of education and director of the Institute of Transformation of Learning, co-wrote an article written on President-elect Donald Trump’s recent choice of placing Betsy DeVos as leader of the Department of Education. Fuller cites the reasons that school choice should belong to parents and not politicians.

Story appeared on Hechinger Report, Jan. 8, 2017

Marquette students partner with CBS affiliate on local news features

Marquette students and photojournalists Haley Veres and Nora Richie completed a story on the filmmaking a Milwaukeean has done to pursue her passions and tell the stories of those who grew up in Milwaukee. The students are working as part of a partnership with WDJT-TV and the Diederich College of Communication.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 8, 2017

Marquette loans materials to music exhibit

The Milwaukee County Historical Society’s new exhibit, “Melodies and Memories: 200 Years of Milwaukee Music,” features materials from Marquette University's extensive Jean Cujé Milwaukee Music Collection.

Story appeared on OnMilwaukee, Jan. 10, 2017

Marquette to host NPR guest speaker

Marquette University will host National Public Radio host Michel Martin on campus on Jan. 18 to speak on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), Jan. 6-10, 2017


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