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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.

January 3, 2018


Marquette mourns the passing of Dick Enberg

Legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg was a dear friend to Marquette and a close friend and colleague of Al McGuire. He received an honorary doctor of letters degree from Marquette in May 2009 and was the university’s commencement speaker that year. “The Marquette University community says thank you to Dick Enberg for inspiring our students and alumni across the world,” the university said in a statement.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Dec. 22, 2017

Emily Patterson, clinical assistant professor of speech pathology and audiology, discussed loud toys that could cause hearing damage. “If it’s loud enough, any sound is hazardous to anybody’s hearing,” she said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WEWS-TV (ABC 5, Cleveland), WCPO-TV (ABC 9, Cincinnati), WFTS-TV (ABC 28, Tampa) and WPTV-TV (NBC 5, West Palm Beach, Florida), Dec. 21, 2017

Marquette powerlifters help empower women in El Salvador

The Marquette powerlifting team is helping raise money to ship gym equipment to women in El Salvador so they can powerlift safely. Noelle Brigden, assistant professor of political science, is a faculty adviser for the team, and does much of her research in El Salvador. She ran a pilot powerlifting program in the Central America country. “We taught them power lifting as a way of revaluing the female body as a source of strength and not just beauty,” Brigden said of the program.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 1, 2018

Kent Belasco, assistant professor of practice in finance, discussed creating a budget to improve financial fitness. “I always start with a budget,” he said. “Very few people take a hard look at where the receipts are coming in and where things are going. That’s probably the biggest thing anybody can do.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 29, 2017

Stephen Cole, assistant professor of economics, discussed the possible economic growth that can come from corporate investments. “It’s all contingent on what companies do,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 29, 2017

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed the repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. “The individual mandate was a part of the ACA that said if you didn’t have insurance from your employer, or you didn’t have it in some other way, you had to purchase insurance on a marketplace created by the ACA and if you didn’t, you would have a penalty,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Dec. 28, 2017

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed the tax bill signed by President Trump. “The tax plan is very unpopular right now,” he said. “Many Americans who are giving their opinions of the tax plan are saying, ‘Well, we think this is a tax cut for the wealthy, very much mirroring what the Democrats are saying. So far the Democrats like Chuck Schumer have been successful in framing it that way.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Dec. 21, 2017

Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, discussed the cyber security industry. “The criminals that are out there are getting very smart, very polished,” Kaczmarek said. “It’s a dangerous world.”

Story appeared on BizTimes Milwaukee, Dec. 18, 2017

Ulrich Lehner, professor of theology, wrote an analysis of sentimentalist theology. “We have only to look at the usual Christmas movies and TV shows to find the proof for this view,” he wrote. “The ‘Santa God’ gives us a warm fuzzy feeling – like a cozy blanket on a cold winter day – and brings us what we want.”

Analysis appeared on First Things, Dec. 15, 2017

Emily Lynch, assistant professor of social and cultural sciences, discussed how Congolese refugees cope with hunger and sickness. “The refugees I met in Gihembe repeatedly referred to kwashiorkor, a form of malnutrition related to protein deficiencies,” Lynch wrote.

Analysis appeared on News Deeply, Dec. 15, 2017

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