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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.

Sept. 19, 2018

TOP STORIES

Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering, wrote an op-ed on the Foxconn development, the opportunities for minorities and women in STEM fields and the steps Marquette is taking to prepare them for careers. “These efforts are all about empowering students to see themselves as innovators—through hands-on experiences in the classroom, co-ops, internships, research and service,” she wrote.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 12, 2018

New Marquette Law School Poll finds Evers, Baldwin with leads among Wisconsin voters
A new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds Democrat Tony Evers with 49 percent support and incumbent Republican Scott Walker with 44 percent support among likely voters in the state’s race for governor. The poll also shows the public’s views on tariffs, education, the race for governor and senate.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Business Journal and BizTimes Milwaukee, Sept. 19, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Wisconsin Public Radio, WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), and WEAU-TV (NBC 13, Eau Claire), Sept. 12-18, 2018

Marquette names new vice president for university advancement
Marquette University has named Tim McMahon as its next vice president for university advancement. McMahon will start in his new role at Marquette on Oct. 1. He is currently serving as senior associate vice president in the Office of University Advancement at Villanova University.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 14, 2018

Anthony Pennington-Cross, professor of finance, has been named the new Bell Chair in Real Estate. “I am excited and honored to serve as the next Bell Chair in Real Estate — I am looking forward to working with the Center for Real Estate advisory board, Andy Hunt, and our excellent faculty and staff,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, BizTimes Milwaukee and Milwaukee Business Journal, Sept. 12, 2018

Marquette program teaches entrepreneurship lessons
The university has invested $300,000 in the Marquette Student-Run Business Program, launched in November by the College of Business Administration. It is modeled after similar initiatives at Cornell University and Harvard University

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Sept. 17, 2018

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed Wisconsin’s participation in a multistate lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act.  Rocco said winning the lawsuit could be problematic for Gov. Scott Walker because it would end federal subsidies and Wisconsin would need to allocate money to continue covering pre-existing conditions.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 17-18, 2018

Former men’s soccer coach dies at 67
Steve Adlard, Marquette’s winningest men’s soccer coach died after a long battle with cancer. He was 67. “It’s hard to put into words the impact he had on my life and many others,” said Marquette women’s coach Markus Roeders, who was an assistant under Adlard for four seasons.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 18, 2018

David Strifling, adjunct professor of law and director of the Water Law and Policy Initiative, discussed the impact of Pleasant Prairie’s allotment of water from Lake Michigan. “To me, it’s a pretty significant marketing advantage—an economic advantage for them,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 18, 2018

David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean, discussed the housing market in August. "Prices are up 5 percent in August of this year compared to August of last year, and that's well above the rate of inflation," he said.

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

Kevin Rich, chair and associate professor of accounting, discussed Mount Pleasant’s credit rating being lowered. “If (the village) needs to raise money through debt financing to build a park or something, that’s going to be incrementally more expensive because of the Foxconn debt,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 12, 2018 

 

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