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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.

February 7, 2018

TOP STORIES

Foxconn’s downtown office aims to draw Marquette graduates

Louis Woo, a company executive at Foxconn, said the company’s decision to buy a downtown Milwaukee office building will serve as a magnet to attract young talent from Marquette and other universities. Woo said the building will be called Foxconn Place and will provide a place for innovation.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes Milwaukee, Feb. 6, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, in separate interviews discussed Republicans planning to use tax cuts as a selling point for the 2018 midterm elections and evaluations of the #MeToo movement.

Stories appeared in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, Jan. 18-Feb. 2, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, took part in FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat and its weekly podcast, and in a separate interview discussed Trump’s first State of the Union Address.

Chat appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Feb. 7, 2018

Podcast aired on FiveThirtyEight, Feb. 5, 2018

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Jan. 31, 2018

Stefan Schnitzer, professor of biological sciences, discussed how climate change is affecting a tropical environment that people thought would be immune.

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), Feb. 7, 2018

Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, discussed online shopping on fraudulent websites. “If you are suspicious, you should make sure they have a real address, not a post office box,” he said. “They should have a phone number and an email service that isn’t at Gmail or at Hotmail or any other free email service.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 1, 2018

Volleyball match involving Marquette, Wisconsin moved to Madison

An exhibition volleyball match between Marquette and Wisconsin has been moved to Madison from the Great Lakes Center, home to Sports Performance Volleyball, in Aurora, Ill. USA Volleyball earlier this month banned the man who runs the Aurora facility for sexual abuse allegations.

Story appeared in the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun Times, Feb. 1-3, 2018

Marquette to close a parking lot near Church of the Gesu

Marquette University is closing a parking lot to begin construction on the new athletic center. “As we advance our campus master plan and physically transform the university, we are mindful of the role parking plays in developing a welcoming campus community, and we continue to plan strategic short- and long-term parking solutions that will meet the needs of our students, faculty, staff and visitors,” the university said in a statement.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WBAY-TV (ABC 2) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 2-6, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, found that Democratic attorneys general filed 35 multistate lawsuits against the Trump administration through 2017.

Story aired on Fox News, Feb. 6, 2018

David Strifling, adjunct professor of law and director of the Water Law & Policy Initiative, discussed how the new Foxconn plant may impact the water quality of Lake Michigan. “Just because we don't know exactly what they're going to be putting in the water, it's difficult to predict exactly what's going to come out on the other side,” he said.

Story aired on WBAY-TV (CBS 7, Green Bay), Feb. 5-6, 2018

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, discussed the president’s limited ability to impact the economy in relation to his first State of the Union Address. "Most of the evidence I’m aware of shows the president doesn’t have much impact on the economy," Hanson said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 31, 2018


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