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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 28, 2017


Grocery store to open on Marquette campus

Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell announced that a new Sendik’s store will open in the heart of the Marquette campus. The store, which is anticipated to be a catalyst for additional area development, will open during the 2017-18 academic year.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes Milwaukee, June 28, 2017

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 28, 2017

Law poll shows Trump’s approval rating remains at 41 percent in Wisconsin

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating was 41 percent among registered voters in Wisconsin, according to a new Marquette University Law School Poll. Fifty-one percent disapproved of Trump’s performance, according to the poll.

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

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), June 28, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed the U.S. Senate plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act in several interviews and op-eds.

Stories appeared on FiveThirtyEight and Politifact, June 22, 2017

Stories aired on Wisconsin Public Radio and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 22, 2017

Op-eds appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and The Cap Times, June 23-25, 2017

Richard Friman, professor of political science and Eliot Fitch Chair for International Studies, wrote an op-ed concerning executive orders banning travel from six majority-Muslim countries.

Op-ed appeared in The Washington Post, June 22, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed the increased role of attorneys general. “What we’re seeing, and certainly (Massachusetts Attorney General Maura) Healey is one of the leaders, is really an escalation of the AGs’ national role.”

Story appeared in the Boston Globe, June 24, 2017

Marquette hosts conference of campus public safety experts

More than 400 people attended the largest conference of campus public safety experts in the nation. Marquette hosted the annual Conference and Exposition of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), June 25-26, 2017

Marquette’s art deco Varsity Theatre explored

Marquette’s Varsity Theatre is one of the original great movie houses in Milwaukee. It opened in 1936 and and was purchased by Marquette in 1967.

Story appeared on On Milwaukee, June 27, 2017

Thomas Kaczmarek, director of Marquette’s Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, discussed alleged Russian hacking during the 2016 election. “There are reports that there was a substantial amount of attempts to exfiltrate information out of databases maintained by states and counties,” he said. “Some of that was successful in terms of acquiring some information about voter rolls, but there is little evidence that any vote totals were altered.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, June 23, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed workplace discrimination cases after the joint employer guidance no longer has full force of law. “Just the Trump administration withdrawing this guidance does not mean in any way that these claims are doomed to failure or are otherwise are not plausible,” Secunda said.

Story appeared on Think Progress, June 22-23, 2017

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, discussed the motion to release Brendan Dassey from prison. Dassey was a subject of the popular Netflix series, “Making a Murderer.” “Usually, requests for further review are denied,” he said. “The odds here are somewhat increased by the fact that there was a dissenting judge in the original three-judge panel.”

Story appeared in The Oshkosh Northwestern, June 23, 2017

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