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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.

June 14, 2017

TOP STORIES

Marquette professor says access to oral health care vital

Pradeep Bhagavatula, associate professor of dental clinical services, discussed the importance of access to oral health care in an 11-minute interview. "There are a lot of people out there who don’t have an opportunity to get into a dental office, who have a lot of untreated disease, who end up going into emergency rooms to get even routine dental care,” he said.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), June 8, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee in live blog updates. “This is about transparency and the right of the people to know what their government is doing,” she wrote. “And … it’s also kind of a circus.”

Story appeared on FiveThirtyEight, June 8, 2017

Stefan Schnitzer, professor of biological sciences, discussed research on tropical liana vines."Lianas are well known as rivals of trees in tropical forests because lianas compete with trees for sunlight; until this study, however, we didn't know to what extent lianas actually reduce tropical tree reproduction,” he said.

Story appeared on Phys, Science Newsline, Urban Milwaukee and Science Daily, June 12, 2017

Amber Wichowsky, assistant professor of political science, discussed President Donald Trump hosting an event for Gov. Scott Walker. “I don’t think having Trump at Walker’s event is going to turn off the Republican base,” she said. “Even though Trump did not win the state’s primary, even though we had a vocal ‘never Trump’ contingent, Republicans came home in November.”

Story aired on WUWM-Radio, June 8, 2017

Douglas Fisher, director of the Center for Supply Chain Management, discussed the current job placement in the manufacturing industry. “Good Lord, yes, this job market is good if you’re interested in manufacturing,” Fisher said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 9, 2017

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed implementing a governor’s tax policy and spending choices. “They can affect state economies in many ways, although the effects are hard to measure and may even take years to evidence themselves,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 7, 2017

Pamela Nettleton, assistant professor of journalism and media studies, wrote an essay detailing her passion for journalism. “There is no way to do journalism and not see humanity, close up, sweaty and flawed and gorgeous,” she wrote.

Essay appeared on U.S. Catholic, June 2, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed faith-based hospitals. “Some of these church-affiliated hospitals look an awful lot like their secular competitors,” he said. “They have thousands of employees. They make billions of dollars in revenue.”

Story appeared on MD Edge, June 8, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. “There’s a lot of opinions on what obstruction of justice is,” he said. “I’m not surprised that Comey didn’t outright say ‘Yes, I think this is an obstruction of justice.’”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 8, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony. “Again you have different interpretations from both sides, citing the same testimony and coming to opposite conclusions,” he said.

Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), June 8, 2017


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