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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 19, 2017


Marquette professor key player in Wisconsin’s new computer science standards

Dennis Brylow, associate professor of math, statistics and computer science, was co-chair of the committee that developed Wisconsin’s first standards to guide K-12 school districts in their computer science instruction.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 19, 2017

Marquette to become tobacco free campus starting Aug. 1

The decision by Marquette to become tobacco free is a result of the university’s commitment to the Jesuit educational principle of cura personalis, or care for the whole person, which includes supporting one’s physical well-being.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), July 17-19, 2017

Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science, discussed her research regarding sex differences in sports. “In terms of endurance, the maximal oxygen consumption - that capacity for men is better due to larger hearts, bigger muscle mass, more hemoglobin, and less body fat to carry."

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (87.9 FM), July 12, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, co-authored a research paper that argued for a return to studying norms in American politics. In 2017, attention to norms has been prescient as President Donald Trump defies presidential norms.

Story appeared in The New York Times, July 11, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed the shifting role of state attorneys general in relation to presidential administrations. “What we are seeing with the Democratic AG’s is not entirely new. We saw this in the last administration as well.”

Story aired on National Public Radio, July 13, 2017

Howard Fuller, director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning and distinguished professor, discussed issues in Milwaukee. “I think we always have to be thinking about the people who have the least in our society.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), July 15-17, 2017

Marquette tax documents share executive salary information

Marquette’s recently filed tax return for 2015 showed compensation for top university executives and faculty. “Salaries for the president and other key employees are reviewed by the executive committee of the board of trustees,” a university spokesman said. “The board uses comparable salary information from other Jesuit schools, universities similar to Marquette and performance evaluations.”

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 17, 2017 and the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 18, 2017

Ryan Hanley, professor of political science, discussed the moral aspects of Adam Smith’s world view. “In many ways, Smith subverts our conventional distinction between left and right by sharing with the contemporary left a deep concern for the goods and well-being of the poor and with the contemporary right a belief that the proper means for achieving this, the most efficient means are, in fact, free markets.”

Story aired on WNET-TV (PBS, New York), July 15, 2015

Marquette O’Brien fellow reports on the return of the Zika virus

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson has been studying the growing threat of disease during a nine-month O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University. He was assisted by Marquette student researchers McKenna Oxenden, Ryan Patterson and Devi Shastri.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 13, 2017

Marquette basketball uses Lazer dribbling machine

The Marquette University basketball team is currently using “The Lazer,” a part video game and part coaching tool that helps players hone dribbling skills. “It’s very fun,” Marquette guard Andrew Rowsey said. “It reminds me of Guitar Hero growing up.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 18, 2017

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