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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 27, 2017


Noted Milwaukee philanthropist gives Marquette $1 million for scholarships

Milwaukee entrepreneur, business executive and philanthropist Michael Cudahy has given $1 million to support five full scholarships, including room-and-board for students attending Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering. This is the second major gift Cudahy has given to Marquette. He was the principal donor of Cudahy Hall, built in 1994 and named in honor of his mother, Katherine Reed Cudahy.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Business Journal and Biz Times Milwaukee, Sept. 26, 2017

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 26, 2017

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, discussed changes to labor decisions that will affect businesses and laborers. “It’s just going to be far more definitively pro-management than it has in the past,” she said.

Story aired on National Public Radio, KPCC-Radio (Los Angeles), KNPR-Radio (Las Vegas), KCRW-Radio (Los Angeles), KNOW-Radio (Minneapolis), WWNO-Radio (New Orleans), WBEZ-Radio (Chicago), WDDE-Radio (Philadelphia), WNYC-Radio (New York), Classical-Radio (Salisbury, Maryland), WDET-Radio (Detroit), WYPR-Radio (Baltimore), WBFO-Radio (Buffalo) and KOPB-Radio (Portland), Sept. 26, 2017

Doug Woods, vice provost for graduate and professional studies, dean of the Graduate School and professor of psychology, discussed habits and how they tie into nervous tics. “The whole point of a habit is you don’t have to use cognitive resources to do it,” Woods said.

Story appeared in The New York Times, Sept. 14, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, wrote an analysis on attempts by Republicans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act and the Congressional Budget Office’s lack of time to estimate the consequences of a proposed bill. “Ironically, by undermining the CBO and lambasting policy experts, the Republicans may also generate a new sort of backlash,” he wrote. “Under conditions of uncertainty, and when vital health benefits are on the line, voters might have good reasons to assume the worst.”

Analysis appeared in the The Washington Post, Sept. 22, 2017

Vada Lindsey, associate professor of law, discussed the eviction case of a woman and her family paying who they thought was a landlord to live in a rental house. In actuality, the supposed landlord had no connection to the house and no right to rent it, and the family was forced to leave at gunpoint by Milwaukee police. "It is a sad situation — she did nothing wrong, she did absolutely nothing wrong," Lindsey said. "She is truly a victim and this criminal who collected her money is probably nowhere to be found."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 25, 2017

William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences, discussed CTE in athletes. “This disease involves part of the brain that we call the prefrontal cortex,” Cullinan said. “That is involved in personality, it’s involved in impulse inhibition, it’s involved in executive function.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 22, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, in separate interviews discussed the controversy over NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, economics in Wisconsin in a podcast and gerrymandering in Illinois. If Wisconsin fans are forced to choose between the Green Bay Packers and President Donald Trump, “under any normal circumstances, the Packers always win that choice,” Franklin said. “The Packers are next to God here.”

Stories appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle and the Rock River Times, Sept. 19-24, 2017

Podcast aired on Live from Cap Times Idea Fest podcast, Sept. 25, 2017

Lowell Barrington, chair and associate professor of political science, discussed in a 14-minute interview news pertaining to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election. “I think we know what Mueller is looking for, or at least some of what he is looking at right now, but we really don’t know what he knows,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 22, 2017

John Cotton, professor of management, discussed using nicknames in the workplace in light of President Donald Trump calling Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man.” “A nickname implies some informality; it implies some social interaction above and beyond a simple professional relationship. It can be a positive in that context,” Cotton said. But “it can also come across as a negative if it’s seen as being too casual in a more formal kind of environment, especially with people who maybe you don’t have a relationship with.”

Story appeared on Moneyish, Sept. 20, 2017

Marquette joins Star Scholarship Program

Marquette University has joined the Star Scholarship Program. The program provides free tuition and books to Chicago high school students who graduate with a B average and test as being college ready.

Story aired on WBBM-TV (CBS 2, Chicago), Sept. 20, 2017

Story appeared on Lawndale News, Sept. 21, 2017

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