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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 8, 2017


Take a tour of Marquette’s ‘Sacred Spaces’

Marquette University unveiled a tour that explores the various sacred spaces on campus. “My idea was to highlight all the spaces we have on campus to reflect and be prayerful and connect with our identity,” President Michael R. Lovell said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 5, 2017

Michael Schläppi, associate professor of biological sciences, in a front-page story discussed his efforts in harvesting Wisconsin’s first cultivated rice crop. "With ideal conditions, this rice variety should yield 7,000 pounds per acre," he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 2-5, 2017

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed President Trump’s supporters voting for him in 2016 due to his stances on immigration, health care and the economy. “Many of those issues are very much in play,” Nolette said. “A lot of Trump’s voters have stuck with him because they still trust he’s going to do something on these issues.”

Story aired on USA Today, MSN and Yahoo, Nov. 8 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote an analysis on the continuous speculation about the 2016 election results. “Throughout 2017, Trump has talked about the ‘reason I was elected’ and connected that to policy aims,” Azari wrote.

Analysis appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Nov. 7, 2017

John Cotton, professor of management, discussed name changes and striking the balance between a unique name and a more frequently used name. “There’s some advantage to having a name that’s somewhat unusual, but that is easily recognized,” Cotton said. “You should know exactly how to spell it.”

Story appeared on BBC, Nov. 6, 2017

Bruce Boyden, associate professor of law, and Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, in a special report discussed whether patient information was secure at the doctor’s office. "It's gotten to the point where just about everyone has been victim to an intrusion that has breached their personal information in some way," Boyden said.

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

Marquette Army ROTC places first in Task Force Ranger Challenge

Marquette’s Army ROTC took first place in the Task Force Ranger Challenge, a daylong competition featuring physically rigorous activities and mental challenges.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 2, 2017

Marquette’s School of Dentistry provides dental care in Chippewa Valley

Marquette’s School of Dentistry is partnering with Chippewa Valley Technical College to provide inexpensive dental care to low-income families in the Chippewa Valley.

Story appeared in The Chippewa Herald, Nov. 3, 2017

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, wrote an op-ed on the Foxconn deal in Wisconsin. “In carving out special treatment for Foxconn, the Wisconsin Legislature is encroaching on the powers of the judicial branch to give a single corporation an advantage,” Fallone wrote.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 6, 2017

The Water Council signs collaboration agreements with Israel

The Water Council, a nonprofit led by Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, has signed two agreements aimed at increasing collaboration and developing new water technology partnerships with Israel.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Nov. 2, 2017

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