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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 20, 2017


Marquette President Lovell discusses campus master plan, Foxconn

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed Marquette’s master plan and the future of the university at a Wisconsin Technology Council meeting. He also discussed the planned Foxconn facility in southeastern Wisconsin.

Stories appeared on Urban Milwaukee, WisBusiness and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 17-19, 2017

Marquette ranks among the country’s top 100 national universities

U.S. News and World Report last week released its 2018 Best Colleges rankings. Marquette is ranked 90th. In the Best Undergraduate Business Programs list, the College of Business Administration is ranked 91. Three business specialty programs were again ranked in the top 25 nationally: real estate at 9th, supply chain management at 14th and finance at 24th. The Opus College of Engineering moved up in the rankings among Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs. The college this year is ranked 110.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Targeted News Service, The Daily Orange, Patch and BizTimes Milwaukee, Sept. 12, 2017

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 12-13, 2017

John Baworowsky, vice provost of enrollment management, discussed educational institutions using an estimated tuition in light of recent changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. “The actual rates ended up being higher,” Baworowsky said. “Surely that creates disappointment in the minds of students. It kind of goes against what the Department of Ed hoped to accomplish with prior-prior.”

Story appeared on Inside Higher Ed, Sept. 18, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote on how the Constitution was created to handle the administration of elections, but not questions about their legitimacy and a call to end the Electoral College. She also did a 22-minute podcast on how President Donald Trump is governing like a Republican.

Stories appeared on CNN, Newsweek, Yahoo! and The Week, Sept. 19, 2017

Podcast aired on Slate, Sept. 14, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed in a 17-minute interview the latest political fights over the Affordable Care Act. “Many parts of the law that would ultimately be gutted by the repeal and replace plans, are not just politically popular, but they are fairly consistent with what Republicans for a long time have been OK with,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 15, 2017

David Clark, executive associate dean of business administration and professor of economics, discussed the increase in home sales despite the state’s housing inventory falling. "They're down about 3 percent," Clark said. "Those new listings continue to lag a bit behind where they were last year, and that's what's putting this upward pressure on our prices."

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 18, 2017

Susan Wood, chair and professor of theology, discussed the positive outlook on reaching common theological ground between Catholics and Lutherans. "There are graces of the Reformation," she said. "Not all of it is beat-your-breast."

Story appeared on America Magazine and Catholic Philly, Sept. 18-19, 2017

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, was a co-author of a recent study that examined the relationship between corporate tax rate, wages and employment.

Story appeared on the Weekly Standard and CATO Institute, Sept. 13, 2017

David Leigh, clinical associate professor of exercise science, discussed the NFL choosing to bench injured players more frequently. “A lot of players play in pain already, and that’s probably OK for the culture of the NFL, but it’s not OK when their function isn’t good,” he said. “If they can’t be at 100 percent, or at 90 percent or at 80 percent, if they can’t be at those levels, they shouldn’t really be playing.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 18, 2017

Bruce Boyden, associate professor of law, discussed Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. election via a search warrant to investigate online. “It’s not at all unusual for Facebook or any other internet service provider to get a subpoena or any other request for information,” he said.

Story aired on KNX-Radio (1070 AM, Los Angeles), Sept. 18, 2017

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