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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.

December 6, 2017


Graduate School dean discusses how tax reform bill will hurt graduate programs

Doug Woods, professor of psychology, vice provost for graduate and professional studies and dean of the Graduate School, discussed the new tax reform bill passed by the House and its effects in keeping low and middle-income families out of graduate programs. "You could lose a whole generation of scientists," he said. "The House bill is potentially devastating for graduate studies and will have a ripple effect on the whole scientific endeavor at American universities."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 1, 2017

College of Health Sciences hosts panel discussion on opioid addiction

Marquette researchers explained that the toll from the heroin and opioid epidemic has steadily continued in Milwaukee. “Imagine any other condition that anyone is facing where blame is heaped on the victim and the solutions are only advanced in so far as they help the rest of us,” said John Mantsch, professor and chair of biomedical sciences.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Nov. 30, 2017

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and Milwaukee Public Radio, Dec. 1, 2017

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell earned an honorable mention for the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 2017 Executive of the Year. The newspaper cited his work to revamp the campus with building projects, securing the Sendik’s grocery store on campus and helping create the Near West Side Partners as reasons for the accolade.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Nov. 29, 2017

Howard Fuller, director of the Institute for the Transformation of Learning, discussed Betsy DeVos and issues of pursuing school choice and the effect of being associated with President Trump. “Betsy absolutely cares about those families,” Fuller said. “But her boss doesn’t, and she’s not a free agent.”

Story appeared in The New York Times, Dec. 2, 2017

Stefan Schnitzer, professor of biological sciences, discussed the effects lianas, or woody vines, have when they overrun trees in tropical forests. “You’re killing part of the community and you don’t know what the ramifications are,” he said.

Story appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 3, 2017

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote an op-ed on Franklin Roosevelt and was interviewed on how the Founding Fathers envisioned a political system that relied on competition between states and branches of government rather than between political parties.

Op-ed appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Nov. 30, 2017

Story appeared on Vox, Nov. 30, 2017

Mark Eppli, professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate, is leaving Marquette to take a teaching and research faculty position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Eppli served as the interim James H. Keyes Dean for Business Administration from 2012-15; founded the Associates in Commercial Real Estate (ACRE) program and built a real estate program and center that has been ranked No. 9 nationally by U.S. News and World Report the past three years.

Story appeared on BizTimes Milwaukee and in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Dec. 5, 2017

Syed Akhter, professor of marketing, discussed the decline of gift wrapping services during the holiday season. “For the retailer side, it’s not adding great value to the service that they provide,” Akhter said. “But at the same time, it’s also adding a significant amount of cost.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 1, 2017

Heather Hlavka, associate professor of social and cultural sciences, discussed issues that make things difficult for victims of sexual assault. “Girls do not name their experiences as rape or sexual assault, despite very clearly fitting within established legal categories,” she said.

Story appeared on Vox, Nov. 30, 2017

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, in separate interviews discussed the similarity between the Watergate scandal and issues in the current administration, and the increasingly partisan role of attorneys general. “That’s a really fundamental shift in the nature of the job,” Nolette said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Dec. 1, 2017

Story appeared in the Los Angeles Daily News, California Political Review, Patch and VC Star, Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 2017

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