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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.

May 17, 2017


Colleges of Education and Engineering receive $1.2 million NSF grant to attract and retain secondary STEM teachers

Marquette University’s College of Education and Opus College of Engineering faculty have received a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant to develop a 14-month master’s program that will attract and retain new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 17, 2017

Marquette elects Sullivan chair of Board of Trustees

Owen J. Sullivan, a 1979 graduate of Marquette University’s Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, has been elected chair of the Marquette University Board of Trustees, the university announced. Sullivan, the retired president of Specialty Brands for ManpowerGroup, succeeds John Ferraro who has been in the position since May 2014.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, May 15, 2017

Internship program for high school students thrives at Marquette

Marquette University has partnered with Cristo Rey High School in a work study internship program that allows students to work one day a week at Marquette to help pay for school tuition.

Story aired on Telemundo Wisconsin, May 12, 2017

Howard Fuller, director and distinguished professor for the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, co-wrote an opinion article on charter schools for Newsweek and discussed equality in education for the African-American community on National Public Radio.

Op-ed appeared in Newsweek, May 12, 2017

Story aired on WBEZ-Radio (91.5 FM Chicago), Tri States Public Radio and Minnesota Public Radio, May 16, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed by three media outlets on different topics: The suspicion surrounding President Donald Trump’s action to fire former FBI director James Comey, the recent political trend seeking to embarrass politicians, and the future of Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.

Stories appeared in The Journal Times and aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), May 10, 2017

Lowell Barrington, chair and associate professor of political science, discussed President Donald Trump sharing classified information with Russian diplomats. “Other allies may now be even more reluctant to share intelligence with us, so I think whether it’s legal or illegal, there are still real national security concerns,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), May 16, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed whether President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey will be seen as a major event within his presidency. “There have been so many things over the course of the campaign and during his presidency to date that seemed to be a huge moment, but then they really weren’t,” Azari said.

Story appeared on Roll Call, May 10, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed where people are purchasing lottery tickets. “While places of lesser means are buying more tickets per capita, and that does go down as income rises, it certainly shows that the lottery attracts more revenue per capita from people in the lower-middle income categories,” Franklin said.

Story appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal and The Chippewa Herald, May 14, 2017

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed Guaranty Bank being shut down by federal regulators due to being undercapitalized. “This is something that we saw coming,” he said. “They were asked to raise their capital level, which they failed to do.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), May 8, 2017

Bruce Boyden, associate professor of law, discussed Facebook hiring employees to monitor the content posted on its site. “There’s a federal statute that says Internet service providers are not held liable of what their users post, so I think that’s pretty clear,” he said. “What Facebook is doing, just because they are not legally liable for what their users post, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a business case for them to try to keep the site free of harmful materials.”

Story aired on KNX-Radio (1070 AM, Los Angeles), May 4, 2017

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