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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.

November 1, 2017


Marquette Police officers receive the attorney general’s ‘Top Cop’ Award

Marquette Police officers Paul Zientek, Jesse Nelson and Brian Larson were honored for their efforts in saving a woman who had overdosed on opioids in her car west of campus. “Had it not been for the keen observation skills of PO Zientek and the quick response of PO Larson and PO Nelson, another life would surely have been lost to heroin,” the state Department of Justice said in a statement.

Stories aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 27-28, 2017

Michael Schläppi, associate professor of biological sciences, discussed growing rice in Wisconsin’s cold climate. He used a Russian strain of domesticated rice to grow the plant on a plot in Mequon this year. “This is the first-ever one-acre production-style rice harvest in the state of Wisconsin,” he said.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website, Oct. 30-31, 2017

Picture gallery appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 31, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, on wrote an analysis on why mass shootings and other high-profile events often don’t lead to policy change. She also appeared in a separate podcast about the indictments as part of the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Analysis appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Oct. 18, 2017

Podcast appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Oct. 31, 2017

Joseph Kearney, dean of the Law School, discussed Marquette’s new Lubar Center for Public Policy Research and Civic Education and the discussions that it will facilitate. “While we don’t take positions ourselves on any particular issue, we do hope that the results of this, at least on particular issues, can develop a greater common ground within the community,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 25, 2017

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed developments in the indictments as part of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and potential collusion with President Trump’s campaign.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 30, 2017

Marquette hosts Project Homeless Connect for eighth consecutive year

The event offers several services to homeless people, including haircuts, dentistry, hygiene kits, clothing and assessments for entry into housing programs.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, Oct. 26, 2017

Marquette and the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee report rise in manufacturing

Marquette University and the Institute for Supply Management-Milwaukee said its seasonally-adjusted index on manufacturing in the Milwaukee region increased in October to its highest level in nearly three years.

Story appeared on Reuters and BizTimes Milwaukee, Oct. 31, 2017

Sameena Mulla, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, discussed President Trump claiming to fully support U.S. troops while some say he is at the same time being disrespectful of a soldier who died fighting in Niger. “We are at a point at kind of peak political hypocrisy,” she said.

Story aired on WEAA-Radio (Baltimore, Maryland), Oct. 23, 2017

David Clark, professor and executive associate dean of the College of Business Administration, discussed the increase of home sales in Wisconsin despite a decrease in homes available for sale this year. "You've got strong demand conditions and limited supply options," Clark said. "That's going to keep your sales from growing as much as they would if you had ample supply, and it's going to drive prices up."

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 24, 2017

Mickey Mattox, professor of theology, discussed Catholics and Lutherans developing a sense of kinship over the past few generations. “We recognize one another as Christians, and we continue to study carefully the divisions that still separated us and keep us in two different churches,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 31, 2017

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