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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.

March 8, 2017


Make way for Marquette

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and strategy, were featured in a cover story, “Make Way for Marquette, Lovell Leads Transformation of Campus,” in BizTimes Milwaukee that highlighted the university’s master plan. “The building projects on college campuses are necessary to make schools competitive to the students and faculty they are trying to attract,” Lovell said.

Story appeared in the BizTimes Milwaukee, March 1, 2017

Women’s team wins Big East basketball tournament; hosting on campus means big money for area businesses

The Marquette women’s basketball team won the Big East basketball tournament for the first time in the university’s history. Marquette hosted the event for the first time and it meant big business on campus. Sobelman’s restaurant was packed with fans on the first day of the tournament. “It’s just cool to have women recognized and we root for them,” said Dave Sobelman, restaurant owner.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 8, 2017

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 4, 2017

Marquette helps paralyzed man walk again

Marquette’s Department of Physical Therapy has helped a man paralyzed from a work accident walk again using a ReWalk robotic exoskeleton. He is one of only about 100 people in the world using this system.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 3, 2017

Marquette to host ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ conference

Marquette University will host a conference on the cult classic television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer in April. The event is being organized by Marquette professors and will feature speakers from the United States and Canada.

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), March 6-7, 2017

Gerry Canavan, assistant professor of English, commented on a new book, New York 2140, by science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson. In the novel, much of Manhattan has become a tidal zone, but life goes on much as it does today. “Most people are treating climate change as the disaster that is going to end civilization,” Canavan said, adding that the author shows a “process of improvisation and innovation that will allow us to continue living.”

Story appeared in Bloomberg Business Week, March 8, 2017

Tim McMahon, associate professor of history, commented on the best and worst cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in 2016 and the economic impact this holiday has on various cities. “Overall, something on the order of $4.5 to $4.8 billion gets spent every year on St. Patrick’s Day -- that’s a lot of money flowing into local economies,” he said. “On the other hand, set up and clean up, as well as public safety, costs money too. Sponsorships can offset community costs, but ultimately responsibility falls on the public.”

Story appeared on WalletHub, March 9, 2016

Jacqueline Black, associate director of Hispanic initiatives, and Lisa Edwards, associate professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, created an online guide to help K-12 school counselors help students manage stress while contemplating immigration-related policy issues.

Story aired on Telemundo, March 1, 2017

Lora Strigens, vice president for planning and strategy, discussed “Sportsology,” a Marquette sponsored exhibit at Discovery World. “Innovation is a big focus for us at Marquette University,” she said. “With our partnership with Aurora Health Care, we focus on sports performance. This was really a great fit for us and an opportunity to showcase what we do.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 3, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, spoke about a shift in President Donald Trump’s tone during his speech before a joint session of Congress. "He recognized that he needed to change his messaging,” Nolette said. “He realized this was the biggest speech so far. If he's able to keep it going forward, it should help him over time.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March, 1, 2017

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed President Donald Trump’s second order to ban travel from six predominantly Muslim countries. “Had the second order been the first one, it would've sailed through the courts,” Fallone said. “But because of this track record, I think it's going to be a little closer question whether the courts approve it or not.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 6, 2017

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