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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 29, 2017


Marquette launches new innovation space, 707 Hub

Marquette celebrated the grand opening of the 707 Hub, a new collaborative innovation space powered by the Kohler Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Initiative. The event included remarks from Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and student innovators.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 27, 2017

Similar story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, March 23, 2017

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 27-28, 2017

Risa Brooks, associate professor of political science, wrote an analysis of how President Donald Trump relates to the U.S. military compared to most previous presidents.

Story appeared in the Washington Post, March 24, 2017

Robert Fox, associate professor of political science, professor of counselor education and counseling psychology in the College of Education, discussed a program he developed that included weekly household visits from licensed therapists to homes of children who have experienced trauma. “It opened our eyes as to what’s going on in these homes,” Fox said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 28, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, wrote an op-ed, “Republicans can still harm Obamacare through neglect.” Rocco wrote, “Republicans have gained a knack for injuring the Affordable Care Act through inaction rather than direct assault.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 28, 2017

Parts of Marquette campus shut down after man mimics gunshots

Parts of the Marquette University campus were shut down after the Marquette University Police Department received a call about shots being fired near campus. The suspect was arrested and police said he was mimicking the sound of gunfire to upset his neighbors. No weapon was recovered.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 27, 2017

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay), March 27-28, 2017

Susan Giaimo, visiting assistant professor of political science, discussed House Speaker Paul Ryan’s role in managing divisions within the Republican Party. "I think it puts Paul Ryan in a difficult situation because he has to bridge these really deep divisions in his own party," Giaimo said. "It’s impossible to bridge that divide between [the Freedom Caucus] and the moderates within the party."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 26, 2017

Christopher Murray, coordinator of student affairs and visiting instructor at the Les Aspin Center for Government, discussed the possibility of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act and House Speaker Paul Ryan. “Members of Congress do not like to cast votes in favor of something and then lose,” he said. “Paul Ryan’s ability to go back to his members time after time saying, ‘We need your vote on this particular bill,’ gets harder if they aren’t confident that he is not going to be successful in that effort.”

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), March 25, 2017

Marquette historian presents project to revitalize Aztec language

Laura Matthew, associate professor of history, discussed her project to revitalize an Aztec language known as “Nahuatl.” Matthew said, “Central America isn’t normally associated with Nahuatl. We’re trying to bring attention to it. The focus in Guatemala is usually on Mayan languages, as it should be.”

Story appeared in The Daily Texan, March 27, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, spoke on a panel that discussed various questions in relation to President Donald Trump’s administration. "[Political] parties are weak and partisans are strong right now," Azari said. "Trump and Trumpism have made their mark on presidential politics, and they're going to last."

Story appeared on Waukesha Now, March 27, 2017

Marquette students produce special on ‘Comedy Sportz’

Students from Marquette’s Diederich College of Communication partnered with CBS to create a report on Milwaukee comedy improv group, “Comedy Sportz.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 26, 2017

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