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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.

February 15, 2017


100 years of Marquette basketball: Full of golden moments

The centennial celebration of Marquette men’s basketball led to a special section of stories in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “Over the 100 years since its inauguration on that frosty January day (in 1917), the Marquette men’s basketball program has ascended to national prominence, helped create incalculable growth for the university and became one of the city’s top attractions,” the newspaper wrote.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 12, 2017

Marquette University Law School partners with the Milwaukee Business Journal

The Marquette University Law School, through its Lubar Fund for Public Policy Research, partnered with the Milwaukee Business Journal on a series of articles related to employment and the issues Milwaukee-area employers and employees face with matching the right person to do the right job.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 27-Feb. 10, 2017

Two more cases of mumps confirmed at Marquette

Since January 2017, Marquette has identified a total of six students with confirmed cases of the mumps. Since 2007, Marquette has required that every student receive two doses of MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine before they are allowed to register for classes.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 14, 2017

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 14, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, has created a compilation of approval ratings among U.S. presidents. The compilation states that most presidents lose approval ratings during their first two years, and the average decline since World War II is just short of eight points.

Story appeared in the Los Angeles Times and The Chicago Tribune, Feb. 13-14, 2017

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, spoke about the issues of mixing politics with business. “Businesses need to remain politically neutral,” Akhter said. “No affiliations, no identification with a political party. Their major constituency is their customer base.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Courier Press, Feb. 10, 2017

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics, gave tips for viewing a comet. “It’s not going to be zipping very fast. It’ll just be a small speck of light, but if you get a set of binoculars, you’ll get a little more resolution,” Stockdale said. “You’ll see a bit of fuzziness around it and that’d be kind of cool to see.”

Story aired on WKOW-TV (ABC 27), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 10, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, spoke about the similarities between President Donald Trump’s first 30 days in office compared to President Barack Obama’s first 30 days in office. “This is really kind of like the early years of the Obama administration when you had the Tea Party movement emerge in the first few months and really kind of inject a new life into the conservative movement and Republican Party,” Nolette said. “I think you’re seeing something similar on the Democratic side, but even moved up earlier.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Feb. 10, 2017

Marquette hosts Cooperative Performance Milwaukee production

Marquette hosted Cooperative Performance Milwaukee’s “Fruition of a Delusion” in its visualization laboratory. The performance used the lab’s ability to create 3D imagery to create an immersive performance experience.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 12, 2017

Two Milwaukee friends stick together through Marquette basketball

Allazia Blockton and Amani Wilborn both were recruited to play for Marquette’s women’s basketball team. The women have played basketball together since the fourth grade and still remain friends.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 9, 2017

Marquette alumna to star in ‘The Bachelorette’

Marquette Law School alumna Rachel Lindsay will star in the popular TV show spinoff “The Bachelorette.”

Story appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 13-14, 2017

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WITI-TV (FOX 6), and WAOW-TV (ABC 9), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), DFW-TV (CBS 11, Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), WWCP-TV (FOX 8, Johnstown, Pa.), Feb. 13-14, 2017

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