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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 16, 2017

TOP STORIES

Marquette construction projects bust loose

The construction of a $108 million residence hall will start a domino effect of $600 million worth of development on Marquette’s campus over the next eight to 10 years. The school is set to erect another four noteworthy structures over the coming decade.

Story and 29-photo slideshow appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Aug. 11, 2017

Similar story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Aug. 12-13, 2017

Marquette signs lease to play in new Bucks arena

Marquette University and the Milwaukee Bucks signed a seven-year lease for the Golden Eagles men’s basketball team to play its home games in the new arena currently slated to open in fall 2018. “As Marquette University enters its second century of basketball, today marks another historic milestone for our community and passionate alumni," Marquette president Michael R. Lovell said. “They’ll now experience elite-level basketball in one of the most innovative arenas in the world.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes Milwaukee, Aug. 15, 2017

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 15, 2017

Ulrich Lehner, professor of theology, was quoted from his new book “God Is Not Nice” that explores the history of U.S. popular views on God’s persona.

Story appeared in The Washington Post, Aug. 10, 2017

Similar story appeared in The American Conservative, Aug. 13, 2017

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, conducted research that found a higher corporate tax rate is associated with lower wage and employment growth.

Story appeared on Forbes, Aug. 14, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote about President Donald Trump’s response to racial violence. “President Trump’s response to the violence, by contrast, was comparatively mild and, in the view of many commenters, inadequate,” Azari wrote.

Story appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Aug. 13, 2017

David Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program and assistant professor of finance, discussed conflict with North Korea in relation to the bond market. "We've been through these types of situations with North Korea before,” he said. “The market doesn't believe that war is imminent."

Story aired on NPR Marketplace, Aug. 9, 2017

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, wrote an op-ed on the reality of the Foxconn deal in Wisconsin. “Is this a good investment for Wisconsin? Will it help the working population of the state? In both cases, we see a number of downside risks that need to be dealt with upfront if we want a positive outcome from this investment,” Chowdhury wrote.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 13, 2017

Mark Eppli, professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate, discussed financial issues of those just beginning to enter the workforce. “Prospective homeowners no longer look at homeownership as a great low- or no-risk investment with near certain upside.”

Story appeared on Tribune News Service and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 5-15, 2017

Grace Wang, associate professor of economics, discussed the Foxconn deal in Wisconsin. A Foxconn plant in Wisconsin, Wang said, could become a model for a return of manufacturing to the United States from Asia as companies seek to avoid U.S. tariffs on their goods.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wausau Daily Herald, Aug. 11, 2017

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics, discussed the coming total solar eclipse. “The whole process will range from about two to four hours, depending on where you’re at and how close the path will be,” he said. “Here in Milwaukee we are going to be at, somewhere in the neighborhood of 80 percent of eclipse.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 14, 2017


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