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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.

October 4, 2017


Marquette students aid in Hurricane Maria relief

Needed supplies and more than $7,000 in donations were collected by students from Puerto Rico who organized a relief drive to help the victims of Hurricane Maria. “What we’re deeply saddened about is most people are not as fortunate as we are,” said Paola Canting, a senior who helped organize the drive.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 30, 2017

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Sept. 30, 2017

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed the possible effects the technology company Foxconn could have on Wisconsin. “Foxconn could be our opportunity to transform ourselves and create an infrastructure and an ecosystem that will allow this region to transform in ways we may not even really imagine today,” Lovell said.

Story appeared in Biz Times Milwaukee, Oct. 2, 2017

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, discussed the possibility that Steven Avery could take his case to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. “I don’t know if his petition raised any constitutional issues,” O’Hear said. “But if so, then he could file a federal habeas corpus petition later on after his state appeals are over.”

Story appeared in USA Today, Oct. 3, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, in an Associated Press interview discussed the division between Republicans in the U.S. Senate primary election. "The campaign at this point is a division between conservative factions of the Republican Party and its allied group and backers with money, rather than the kind of division we saw in Alabama.”

AP story appeared on Daily Astorian, Napa Valley Register, The Sentinel – Cumberlink, Daily Reporter, Bradenton Herald and Greater Milwaukee Today, Oct. 3, 2017

Story aired on WDBO-Radio (96.5 FM, Orlando) and WSMV-TV (ABC 4, Nashville), Oct. 2, 2017

Matthew Mitten, director of the National Sports Law Institute and professor of law, discussed a lawsuit filed in the death of NFL star Aaron Hernandez. “Can they show that NFL football was a substantial factor—which is the test in most states—in the development of his CTE?” he asked.

Story appeared on Bloomberg, Sept. 28, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed the misleading use of “Trump” as an adjective to describe President Trump related policy. “When the name Trump is used in an adjective, like ‘Trumponomics’ or ‘Trumpcare,’ it does not mean anything in terms of public policy. If we locked Trump into a room to reflect on the subject, I really do not know what the outcome would be. He was ready to sign any text that Congress would have sent him.”

Story appeared on Slate France, Sept. 29, 2017

Pop-ups create extra dining buzz at Marquette

Sodexo, which provides campus dining services, has been adding novelty to the everyday dining experience at Marquette with a series of pop-up restaurants at different venues on campus. The unique cuisine options will be continuing at various retail and residential dining venues across campus.

Story appeared on, Oct. 3, 2017

Marquette students conduct mock trials to prepare for real cases

Students in their last year at Marquette Law School have conducted mock trials to prepare for real cases some day. “It’s a good way to get a feel for what you’re facing in the real case,” said Robert Habush, adjunct professor of law.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 3, 2017

Brian Spaid, assistant professor of marketing, discussed Kohl’s Corp. CEO Kevin Mansell working around the recent sales slumps of big retail chains, including allowing customers to return their Amazon orders in Kohl’s stores. "Having the wherewithal to do those sorts of experiments, to really understand the buying patterns of consumers, that's a really good trait to have that I'm not certain a lot of other retailers really will engage in at that level," he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Sept. 26, 2017

Marquette nursing students commit to a life of service

Dozens of Marquette nursing students took part in the “blessing of the hands” ceremony at Church of the Gesu. The ceremony re-affirms their commitment to helping those in need through health, healing and social justice.

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

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