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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 21, 2017


Marquette mourns the loss of alumna, friend and major benefactor

The Marquette University community mourns the loss of one of its closest friends and most significant benefactors, Kathryn “Kay” Eckstein. Kay received her bachelor’s degree from Marquette in speech in 1949.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 20, 2017

Story aired on WPSD-TV (NBC 6, Paducah, Kentucky) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 21, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed a recent U.S. Supreme Court case surrounding gerrymandering. “By and large the court has been very hesitant in deciding partisan gerrymandering cases in the past, but they might be able to get five votes now.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), KXNT-Radio (840 AM, Las Vegas), KCBS-Radio (740 AM, San Francisco), KIRO-Radio (97.3 FM, Seattle), KXL-Radio (101.1 FM, Portland), KNX-Radio (1070 AM, Los Angeles), KRLD-Radio (1080 AM, Dallas), KTSA-Radio (550 AM, San Antonio), KMOX-Radio (1120 AM, St. Louis), WBBM-Radio (780 AM, Chicago), WDEL-Radio (101.7 FM, Philadelphia) and WTOP-DC-Radio (103.5 FM, Washington, D.C.), June 19, 2017

Phillip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, in separate interviews discussed the U.S. Senate crafting a health care bill in secret and gerrymandering in light of a Wisconsin case before the U.S. Supreme Court. “Gerrymandering is just the idea that sometimes politicians draw legislative districts in a way that give them an advantage even if they don’t win in a majority of the votes.”

Story appeared on Politifact, June 20, 2017

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 19, 2017

Critical decisions ahead in federal education budget

Bill Henk, dean of the College of Education, wrote an op-ed on proposals to shrink the federal role in education by $10.6 billion. “These deep cuts have the clear potential to make school services decidedly worse,” Henk wrote.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 14, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the violent rhetoric that occurred before a politically-driven shooting on a baseball field in Virginia. “We’ve been on a long-term path of ever coarser, more violent rhetoric,” he said. “And once that genie is out of the bottle, it’s hard to put it back.”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay) and WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Green Bay), June 14-15, 2017

Marquette hosts graduation ceremony for ACRE

Marquette hosted a graduation ceremony for students who have completed the Associates in Commercial Real Estate, or ACRE, program. It is a 12-year-old program, started at Marquette by Mark Eppli, professor and Bell Chair in Real Estate, that still is facilitated by Marquette faculty. It is aimed at bringing robust diversity into Milwaukee’s commercial real estate industry.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee and Milwaukee Independent, June 15-20, 2017

David Clark, executive associate dean and professor of economics, discussed the tightening of Wisconsin’s real estate market. "Our inventory levels are down, that’s really what is holding sales figures down and that’s what’s pushing prices up,” Clark said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, June 19, 2017

Christopher Geiser, clinical associate professor of exercise science and athletic training director, discussed some benefits of work place stretching programs. “It gets them to flip their mind frame from being at home and dealing with life’s hassles to being in the job place and getting together with their teammates,” he said.

Story aired on WBBR-AM (1130 AM, New York), KYW-Radio (1060 AM, Philadelphia), WDEL-Radio (101.7 FM, Philadelphia), WINS-Radio (1010 AM, New York), WJR-Radio (760 AM, Detroit), KOH-Radio (780 AM, Reno), WNEW-Radio (102.7 FM, Washington, D.C.), WABC-Radio (New York), WYAY-Radio (106.7 FM, Atlanta) and WLS-Radio (890 AM, Chicago), June 18, 2017

Roberta Coles, professor of social and cultural sciences, discussed research on black fathers. “Even though Black dads may be less likely to marry their kids’ mothers, they typically remain involved in raising their children,” Coles said.

Story appeared on The New Tri-State Defender, June 17, 2017

Edward Blumenthal, chair and associate professor of biological sciences, discussed mosquitoes. "Usually a week or two weeks after you get a lot of rain, you'd get a lot of mosquitoes," Blumenthal said. "There doesn't seem to be as many as you'd expect."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 16, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed innovative laws that will be enacted if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down fair-share fees. “I think you’ll see that in more progressive states similar types of innovative laws to try to soften the blow potentially of one these types of cases,” Secunda said.

Story appeared in The Sacramento Bee, June 14, 2017

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