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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 22, 2017


Marquette receives $1 million estate gift to establish depression research fund

Michael and Jeanne Schmitz have pledged $1 million to the College of Health Sciences to finance a fund that will explore the underlying neurobiological bases of diseases like depression.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Nov. 15, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote an analysis of the Republican Party’s options for handling the controversy regarding U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama. “Those options aren’t good ones,” she wrote. “Each raises constitutional and democratic (small d) problems. There really isn’t a non-problematic path.”

Story appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Nov. 16, 2017

Robert Fox, professor of counselor education and counseling psychology, discussed being proactive when addressing poverty in relation to childhood trauma. “The earlier you start, the better,” he said.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Nov. 21, 2017

David Clark, professor and executive associate dean, discussed the growing concern of housing affordability and increasing the housing supply to help address the issue. "That will probably knock down some of those rather hefty price increases that we've been seeing over the last couple of years," Clark said. "We've seen prices going up at two to three times the rate of inflation."

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Nov. 20, 2017

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, discussed the quality of Milwaukee schools. “Milwaukee still has a lot of low-performing schools,” he said. “That’s true for MPS, it’s true for the private schools, it’s true to a lesser degree for the charter schools.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 21, 2017

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed competition between partisan attorneys general. "Inevitably, that's going to have a negative impact on the relationships between the Republican and the Democratic AGs," Nolette said. "It's hard to work cooperatively with your fellow AGs if you're always wondering what they're going to use to try to target you in the next election."

Story appeared on Governing, Nov. 15, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed in separate interviews Mahlon Mitchell’s new statements against Gov. Scott Walker and political newcomers. “One of the things I’m listening for is what are candidates saying this time that wasn’t used before that might be a new line of attack,” he said.

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Nov. 14, 2017

Oh Lecture Series brings U.S. diplomat to campus

Ambassador Wendy Sherman, President Bill Clinton’s North Korea policy coordinator, spoke to a standing-room only crowd as part of the Department of Political Science’s Oh Lecture Series, established to honor former graduate school dean, Dr. John K.C. Oh. “At the time, he was just about the first foreign born, non-white person to hold a high ranking administrative position at a major university like Marquette,” said his wife, Dr. Bonnie Oh.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 19, 2017.

Similar story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 15, 2017

Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history, discussed the history of immigration in Milwaukee and the story of the Valiant Mother statue in Cathedral Square Park in Milwaukee. “Immigrants came to work in the industrial Milwaukee factories, built the roads and infrastructure, opened the stores, and created the neighborhoods that united the mosaic of the city.”

Story appeared on Milwaukee Independent, Nov. 14, 2017

Marquette’s Haggerty Museum features exhibits on doomsday

Marquette’s Haggerty Museum of Art has two exhibits on display, “The World Turned Upside Down” and “The Refugee Trilogy” that feature contrasting imagery of doomsday or disaster and tragedy.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 20, 2017

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