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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.

September 6, 2017

TOP STORIES

Marquette supports DACA

Marquette voiced its support for DACA and urged Congress to find a permanent solution. The university released a statement, saying, “We welcome all, not just some, to our university. We offer our heartfelt support for so many students and their families through this time of uncertainty.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 1, 2017

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed recent criticisms Gov. Scott Walker has faced regarding Wisconsin job creation. The state is "not 100 percent responsible for creating or losing jobs, but state policies help attract new business to the state or retain existing businesses," he said.

Story appeared on Politifact, Aug. 30, 2017

Marquette students work to promote peace at Sherman Park event

Several students from Marquette’s Urban Connection program participated in an event to promote peace in Sherman Park. “Spread out into the community, get to know people, get to make those relationships outside the Marquette University bubble,” said Kevin Dolick with Urban Connection Marquette.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 29, 2017

Marquette athletics lend support to hurricane flooding victims

Marquette athletics supported Hurricane Harvey victims by sending shirts and shoes to those affected by the flooding. “This gave us the opportunity for our program to get involved and to do something to help the people in Houston who are going through so much,” said Steve Wojciechowski, men’s head basketball coach.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WLUK-TV (FOX 11, Green Bay), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Aug. 29, 2017

MUPD dog Nattie gets a checkup

Nattie, who has been an officer for the Marquette University Police Department for about two weeks, had her first checkup Tuesday since joining the force. She is currently in great health.

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

Andrew Meyer, assistant professor of economics, and Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, are co-authors on a research study that examines how U.S. News & World Report rankings of top universities have impacted college applications to ranked colleges.

Story appeared on Inside Higher Ed, Aug. 28, 2017

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, discussed the canceling of a retrial for a 1998 antifreeze poisoning case. "It's just kind of a continuing oddity in a case full of oddities," he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 1, 2017

Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise science, discussed the biological reasoning behind sports performance in men and women. “In terms of endurance, the maximum oxygen consumption and that capacity is much greater in men than women, and usually by about 10 percent,” she said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Sept. 4, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the unlikeliness of a do-over election. "To a large degree the law around presidential elections, and the norms that developed around that, are that the election is legitimate after the Electoral College meets," Azari said.

Story aired on Minnesota Public Radio, Sept. 5, 2017

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and scandals surrounding him. “Sheriff Clarke’s apparent disregard for the U.S. Constitution is extremely troubling,” he said.

Story appeared on The Nation, Sept. 1, 2017


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