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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.

July 5, 2017


Marquette professor making Wisconsin agricultural history by planting rice

Michael Schläppi, associate professor of biological sciences, made Wisconsin agricultural history by planting domesticated rice seedlings at the Mequon Nature Preserve. It’s the first time there has been commercial-scale rice production in Wisconsin.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 29, 2017

Marquette offers electrical engineering program for middle school girls

Marquette offers “WE GIRLS: Women in Electrical Engineering”, a program that allows girls to explore a career where women make up only 15 percent of the field. “This is a really good opportunity for them to be exposed to engineering at an early age,” said Maggie Weglarz, a junior studying bioelectrical engineering who worked with the middle school girls.

Stories aired on WUWM-Radio (87.9 FM), WBBM-Radio (780 AM, Chicago) and WGN-Radio (720 AM, Chicago) June 29-July 2, 2017

Similar Associated Press story appeared in U.S. News and World Report, the Beloit Daily News and Fort Bend Herald, July 1, 2017

Debbie Perouli, assistant professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, discussed the unusual “Petya” cyber attack that infiltrated computers in Europe. “There was only one Bitcoin address,” she said. “This is fairly unusual because it makes the job on the attacker’s end much harder to collect the money.”

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (87.9 FM), June 29, 2017

Marquette engineering students help aid physical therapy

Marquette engineering students helped disabled toddler Ivan Berger move around with the use of modified power wheels.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 29, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating has improved

The latest Marquette University Law School poll reported that Gov. Scott Walker’s approval rating is 48 percent among registered voters in Wisconsin, his highest approval level since October 2014.

Story appeared on MSNBC, Watchdog, Fond du Lac Reporter, Stevens Point Journal, Wisconsin Gazette, Townhall and Greater Milwaukee Today and in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 29-July 1, 2017

Story aired on WHBY-Radio (103.5 FM, Appleton), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) WDIO-TV (ABC 10/13, Duluth, Minn.) , WXOW-TV (ABC 19, La Crosse) and WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), June 28-20, 2017

Associated press story appeared on The State, Winona Daily News and The Washington Times, June 28, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed the public’s view on replacing the Affordable Care Act. "At the moment it'd be hard to paint a picture that says the public is enthusiastic about a replacement," Franklin said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June 28, 2017

Similar story aired on WSAW-TV (CBS 7, Wausau), June 28, 2017

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, noted how sharply Republicans and Democrats are divided on most issues.

Story appeared on The Cap Times, June 30, 2017

Index on manufacturing in Milwaukee region rises

The Marquette University Center for Supply Chain Management said its seasonally-adjusted index on manufacturing in the Milwaukee region rose in May. Several respondents to the monthly survey noted strong order strength recently.

Stories appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, on Reuters and The Fiscal Times, June 30, 2017

Rev. William Kurz, S.J., professor emeritus of theology, discussed his views on the Apostle Paul. “Paul’s recourse to the legal rights available to him sets a useful example for contemporary Christians who encounter discrimination, persecution, or even court trials, imprisonment and martyrdom.”

Story appeared on Break Point, Stream and CNS News, June 30 – July 3, 2017

Story aired on WORD-Radio (101.5 FM, Pittsburgh), June 30, 2017

Museum presentation highlights contributions of Marquette’s first Latino professor

Rafael Baez became Marquette’s first Latino professor in the late 1880s. He became an important and respected member of Milwaukee’s civic community.

Story aired on WVIK-Radio (90.3 FM Quad Cities, Iowa), June 30, 2017

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