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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 21, 2018


Marquette pollster says more Americans consider themselves independents

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, through the analysis of Gallup data, found that fewer people consider themselves Republicans. Franklin also discussed, in separate interviews, the average voter turnout in the primary elections and the difficulty facing U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman in the upcoming 2018 mid-term election.

Stories appeared in USA Today and The Washington Post, February 8-12, 2018

Stories aired on CNN, MSN and WISC-TV (ABC 3, Madison), Feb. 12-20, 2018

Marquette hosts Catholic Mass in celebration of the first day of Lent

Marquette University’s Chapel of the Holy Family hosted a Catholic Mass in celebration of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 14, 2018

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 14, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote about party weakness leading the way to a Trump campaign. “The defining characteristic of our moment is that parties are weak while partisanship is strong,” Azari wrote.

Story appeared in The New York Times, Feb. 18, 2018

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed the implications of a current U.S. Supreme Court case for organized labor over whether a union member must pay fees to his union. “I think for some unions it will be existential, in the sense that they haven’t prepared for it and don’t have the solidarity to survive it,” Secunda said.

Story appeared on Huffington Post, Feb. 19, 2018

Ulrich Lehner, professor of theology, discussed the themes and title of his book “God Is Not Nice.” “’Nice’ is an adjective that describes some vague and superficial pleasantness,” Ulrich said. “If God exists, he is goodness, beauty, and truth — but not ‘nice.’”

Story appeared in the National Review, Feb. 17, 2018

Janet Krejci, dean of the College of Nursing, discussed Gov. Scott Walker’s Medicaid proposal resulting in more charity care and uninsured care at hospitals and clinics. "It just keeps going up and it will,” she said. "That's the illogic of saying we’re going to save money by decreasing access."

Story appeared on the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 15, 2018

University to construct new surface parking lot

This spring, Marquette will begin construction of a new surface lot immediately west of the former Lot F. Once completed, the new surface lot will be available to Church of the Gesu parishioners on weekends.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 18, 2018

Gerry Canavan, assistant professor of English, wrote an analysis of the final episode of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. “Discovery, like Star Trek: Beyond before it, is fine, I guess — but when Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) typed those bogus coordinates and hijacked the ship last November, he hijacked the series too,” Canavan wrote.

Analysis appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Feb. 17, 2018

Lowell Barrington, chair and associate professor of political science, discussed Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicting Russian nationals and organizations for election interference. “It just shows that Mueller continues to be way ahead of us,” Barrington said. “He also runs a very tight ship. We did not see this coming.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Feb. 19, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed the indictment of Russian nationals and entities for meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the possibility of future disruption of U.S. elections. "It's hard to stop," Nolette said. “And I don't think this indictment is going to stop Russia from trying to interfere in the election, and maybe even escalating their efforts in 2018 and 2020."

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 16, 2018

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