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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 29, 2017


Marquette has a popular new class on the musical Hamilton

Gerry Canavan, assistant professor of English, is teaching an honors seminar on the popular musical. “It has a little bit of English, a little bit of history, a little bit of fine arts and performance,” he said. “There’s even some political science elements. In some sense the play is asking, ‘why is America the way it is?’”

Associated Press story appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, Washington Post, US News and World Report, San Francisco Chronicle, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Seattle Times and The Oklahoman, Nov. 24, 2017

Story aired on WPTF-Radio (680 AM, Raleigh, North Carolina), KUSI-TV (San Diego), WHNS-TV (FOX, Greenville, South Carolina), WTOP-Radio (Washington, D.C.), WFLD-TV (FOX 32, Chicago), WBBM-Radio (Chicago), WHKT-Radio (1650 AM, Norfolk, Virginia), WJFW-TV (NBC 12, Wausau), KFBK-Radio (AM, Sacramento) and KUSI-TV (San Diego), Nov. 26-27, 2017

David Clark, professor and executive associate dean, discussed the increase of online shopping compared to store front businesses and the impact it has had on the job market. “I would suspect that the number of jobs that are created as a result of growth in companies like Amazon is surpassed by the number of jobs that are lost in these traditional brick and mortar type of establishments,” he said.

Story aired on dozens of CBS News affiliates, Nov. 27, 2017

Marquette Police dog helps students and staff

Marquette University Police Department dog Nattie helps brighten the days of Marquette students and employees on campus. “Taking Nattie for walks, people come up and talk to me, they share their stories with me,” Marquette Police Officer Perry Perkins said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WBBM-TV (CBS 2, Chicago), Nov. 24, 2017

Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, discussed online shopping. “Make sure you do a lot of research about the websites you go to and the products you’re purchasing,” he said. “Just don’t go to any place because it seems like they have a good deal.”

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 24-25, 2017

Felicia Miller, chair and associate professor of marketing, discussed shopping during the holiday season. “We may see a secondary push, right before Christmas, where you get the really, really low prices,” she said. “But, it’s a risk. The products you want may not be available.”

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 22, 2017

Susan Whipple, assistant director of the Office of International Education, discussed giving student athletes an equal opportunity at getting an education at a conference hosted by the U.S. Embassy in Barbados. “We want to level the playing field that everyone has the same advantage at gaining information and access to education,” she said.

Story appeared on Nation News, Nov. 28, 2017

Steven Frieder, assistant to the president, corporate secretary and an expert on the Royal Family, discussed Prince Harry, including his recent engagement. “I think Prince Harry over the past few years has really endeared himself not only to the people of Britain, but to people across the world,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Nov. 27, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed enrollment in the Affordable Care Act. “In terms of outreach there’s been a lot of changes in policy by the administration that have made it a lot harder for people to understand there is an open enrollment period, it’s going to be six weeks and here’s where you can sign up,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Nov. 28, 2017

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, said a Democrat may win the nomination for Wisconsin governor in 2018 with a modest number of votes. "You certainly have the possibility of winning this one with a solid but small base of support," Franklin said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the Wausau Daily Herald, Nov. 27, 2017

Marquette’s College of Health Sciences to host panel on opioid epidemic

A panel discussion will be held that features perspectives from speakers that include Milwaukee Alderman Michael Murphy, and researchers and clinicians from Marquette, Aurora and The Bridge Health Clinics. In addition, a mother and daughter with first-hand experience of the effects of opioid addiction will discuss the issue.

Story appeared on the Wisconsin Gazette, Nov. 21, 2017

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