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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.

August 9, 2017


Marquette President Michael R. Lovell testifies in favor of Foxconn bill

Leaders from Marquette traveled to Madison to offer support for an incentives package to help technology company Foxconn build a massive manufacturing facility in southeastern Wisconsin. Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed his experience in Pittsburgh and the benefit the city saw after Google located a major facility there. Lovell predicts similar growth for Wisconsin with Foxconn.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wis Politics, Biz Times Milwaukee, Kenosha News, Wisconsin State Journal, Chippewa Herald, The Cap Times, and the La Crosse Tribune, Aug. 4-8, 2017

President Lovell wrote an op-ed on the potential growth Foxconn could bring to Milwaukee. “Foxconn Technology Group’s announcement that it will establish an internationally significant presence in southeast Wisconsin immediately reminded me of when Google first came to Pittsburgh in 2006,” Lovell wrote.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 3, 2017

David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean, discussed the hiring practices of online businesses such as Amazon. “They are certainly not hiring to the degree that a traditional brick and mortar establishment would.”

Story aired on CBS Evening News across more than 100 affiliates nationwide, Aug. 2-3, 2017

David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean, discussed the ways Foxconn will impact the housing market in southeast Wisconsin. "It's certainly good news for homeowners, those who are perhaps thinking about selling," Clark said. "But that price pressure will be mitigated, I suspect, by new construction."

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Aug. 8, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the presidency, including the possibility of a re-do election on the presidential level. “Probably not, but it’s a really unclear question.”

Story aired on National Public Radio and KQED-Radio (San Francisco), Aug. 5-6, 2017

Paul Nolette, assistant professor of political science, discussed issues of presidential impeachment and the possibility of the state of California seceding. “California itself is so divided,” Nolette said in discounting the possibility of secession.

Story aired on WIOD-Radio (610 AM, Miami), Aug. 4, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed Google firing an employee who wrote a 3,000-word manifesto that criticized the Internet giant. “The company had to do what it did,” he said. “In terms of weighing the costs and benefits, it would cost way more do to nothing.”

Story appeared on Huffington Post, Bloomberg and Yahoo! News, Aug. 8, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, said the arrival of Foxconn to Wisconsin could help Gov. Scott Walker politically. “The economic benefits are going to take awhile because the factory has to be built and has to ramp up production,” he said.

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

Marquette University partners with Teach For America-Milwaukee

Marquette was among local universities partnering with Teach for America to take part in the program which pairs mentors with future Milwaukee teachers.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Aug. 8, 2017

Marquette works to collect histories on Milwaukee’s fair housing marchers

In honor of the 50th anniversary of Milwaukee’s historic fair housing marches, Marquette has partnered to collect the histories of people who participated in the marches.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 5, 2017

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