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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.

July 15, 2020 

Marquette In the News

University issues message of support for international students 
University leadership issued a message in support of international students after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced new polices directly affecting international students, particularly students exclusively enrolling in online courses for the fall. The Trump Administration has since rescinded this policy.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 9, 2020

Similar story appeared on the Wisconsin Examiner, July 9, 2020

College of Nursing receives scholarship to support disadvantaged students
The College of Nursing is the recipient of a Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Workforce, and the Division of Health Careers and Financial Support. The SDS award, totaling more than $3 million dollars over the course of five years, will provide scholarships to full-time nursing students from educationally and/or environmentally disadvantaged backgrounds who demonstrate a financial need, particularly students who are part of Project BEYOND-2.

Story appeared in the Catholic Herald, July 8, 2020

University recognized for mask matching program
The university announced a new giving program where it is offering a logo-branded face mask to donors who contribute to benefit students training to be on the frontlines of health care. The gift will be matched with a mask given to a current Marquette student.

Story appeared in University Business, July 9, 2020

Dr. Risa Brooks, Allis Chalmers Associate Professor of Political Science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, spoke about former White House aide Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s retirement from the Army. Vindman’s attorney said Vindman, a key witness during the impeachment hearings against President Trump, is retiring as a result of a “campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation” by the president. Brooks said Vindman’s departure forestalled a potential clash between the White House and Pentagon.

Story appeared on Reuters, July 8, 2020

Dr. Julia Azari, associate professor and assistant chair of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, discussed Republican groups backing Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden, and how the cross-party support might impact voters. “The Republican Party in some really meaningful ways has become Trump's party," Azari said. “Trump remains really popular with self-identified Republicans. What's harder to track is who is a self-identified Republican who has stopped identifying that way within the mass electorate."

Story aired on NPR, July 9, 2020

Dr. Robert Smith, Harry G. John Professor of History in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, discussed how redlining has made Milwaukee a segregated city. “Redlining is the process by which financial institutions made determinations about what neighborhoods and what potential homeowners were the safest risks,” Smith said. “Overwhelmingly, African American communities are deemed higher risks, and there were literally red lines drawn on maps to create boundaries and determine where your mortgage would be more expensive and where your insurance costs would be higher.”

Story appeared in the Shepherd Express, July 7, 2020

Smith was also cited by WUWM-FM (89.7) for a July 7 story about five things to do in July in Milwaukee. The list includes Smith’s “March on Milwaukee” digital history series with the Milwaukee County Historical Society. 

Prof. Andrea Schneider, professor of law, co-wrote an op-ed on how Jewish businesses can survive the economic struggles presented by the coronavirus pandemic. “Downsizing or payroll reduction are part of the current Jewish communal conversation,” Schneider wrote. “Instead, we urge Jewish leaders to ensure that short term fixes do not become worse than the problem, harming the reputation of our congregations, breaking trust in the sacred partnership among clergy and community, and resulting in smaller, disconnected communities down the road.”

Opinion piece appeared on The Forward, July 7, 2020

Dr. Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette University Law School Poll, discussed the suburban gender divide evidenced in recent polling numbers regarding the upcoming presidential election. “In the suburbs, about 57% of men are going for Trump, but about 56% of women are going for Biden," Franklin said. “Since the men and women are about the same size in the population, that means the suburbs as a whole are very evenly balanced."

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 10, 2020 

Franklin also spoke with USA TODAY for a July 13 story and July 14 story about other polling trends in Wisconsin.

Dr. Phillip Rocco, assistant professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, was cited for his research linking the structure of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to the premature reopening of states amid the pandemic. 

Story appeared on The American Prospect, July 13, 2020 

Dr. Bryan Rindfleisch, assistant professor of history in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, discussed the Northwest Ordinance — a document that paved the way for Wisconsin and the rest of its region to become a part of the union. “They (early Americans) won a war against Great Britain,” Rindfleisch said. “Now they have to create a nation. Not just a nation of those 13 colonies or states, but a nation that is always looking west, and a nation that always is looking to expand.”

Story appeared on Spectrum News, July 13, 2020 

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