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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 11, 2017


Marquette hosts Foxconn technology showcase and recruitment event

More than 200 resumes were submitted to the company during an open house for students and Foxconn officials to meet and discuss career opportunities. “What we are talking about here today at Marquette are very high skilled jobs,” said Brian Dorrington, senior director of university communication. “So that ranges from engineering to supply chain management and also some emerging areas like data science.”

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wis Business, The Daily Cardinal, Biz Times Milwaukee and Patch, Oct. 6-10, 2017

Similar stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4),  WSAW-TV (CBS 7, Wausau), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WSAU-Radio (550 AM, Stevens Point), WTAQ-Radio (1360 AM, Green Bay) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 7, 2017

Daniel Myers, provost, discussed the recent Foxconn technology showcase on campus. “This is a big moment for Wisconsin, for Foxconn and for every university around here because the supply of talent that’s necessary for this operation is really an unbelievable challenge and opportunity for all of us,” he said.

Stories appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 10, 2017

Similar stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58),  WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM),  Oct. 9-10, 2017

Bonnie O’Neill, associate professor of management, discussed Foxconn hiring its initial employees. “Starting from scratch, they’re going to hire the key management positions first,” O’Neill said. “I noticed they were almost doing a worldwide search, certainly countrywide and the Midwest in particular.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Green Bay), Oct. 4, 2017

Marquette homecoming weekend celebrated with bed races

Marquette University’s homecoming weekend was celebrated with bed races. The races took place on 12th Street between Wells and Wisconsin streets and featured 21 teams of alumni, students, faculty and staff.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Oct. 6, 2017

Marquette ROTC cadets honor alumnus killed in Vietnam

Marquette ROTC cadets will honor Marquette alumnus Richard Fox who was killed in action in Vietnam by wearing a patch with his name.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Oct. 5, 2017

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of Marquette’s National Sports Law Institute, discussed the action of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones suggesting players who are “disrespectful” to the U.S. flag should not be allowed to play. Mitten said it is difficult to know what Jones is suggesting, but any move would have to adhere to the NFL’s collective bargaining agreement.

Story aired on NBC News, Oct. 9, 2017

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed Dallas Cowboys team owner Jerry Jones stating he will bench players who do not stand for the national anthem. "I've heard a lot of fans talk about Constitutional rights,” he said. “There are no First Amendment rights involved here because it's in the private, not public, sector. But I do believe that this is illegal.”

Story appeared on ESPN, Oct. 10, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, wrote an analysis on gerrymandering, specifically the current Gill v. Whitford case before the U.S. Supreme Court. “Partisan gerrymandering – where state legislators draw distinct lines to entrench their power and weaken that of their opponents – has led to heated debate over the course of the United States’ history,” he wrote.

Analysis appeared in The Washington Post, Oct. 4, 2017

Edward Blumenthal, chair and associate professor of biological sciences, in a special report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discussed the idea that mosquitoes may find ways to defeat a gene drive. “Any mosquito that develops a mutation that allows fertility will out-compete the rest,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 5, 2017

Marquette hosts free dental exams for kids

Marquette University School of Dentistry has partnered with Milwaukee Public Schools to offer free dental exams for kids ages three to 16. “Research shows that oral health issues are the leading, most contributing cause to absenteeism across the nation,” said Yolanda Twynes-Allison of MPS.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Oct. 7, 2017

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