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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 10, 2018


Center for Peacemaking director named to distinguished
‘40 Under 40’ list

Patrick Kennelly, director of Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, was named to the Milwaukee Business Journal’s annual “40 Under 40” list, honoring young Milwaukee leaders. Kennelly leads the only academic center at a Catholic university that explicitly focuses on exploring the power of nonviolence.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 8, 2018

Marquette to launch fully online MBA

Marquette University Graduate School of Management has announced it will offer a fully online MBA program. The school will begin enrolling students in the first cohort for the 28-month program this month, with coursework set to begin in the fall semester.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Jan. 9, 2018

Marquette College of Business Administration launches blockchain lab

Marquette has formally launched a blockchain lab, operated under the College of Business Administration, as a resource for the campus, as well as the larger community, on the groundbreaking technology.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 3, 2018

Similar story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Jan. 5, 2018

Marquette engineering student named to U.S. Olympic speedskating team

Emery Lehman, a junior in Marquette’s Opus College of Engineering, was named to the U.S. Olympic speedskating team that will compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Lehman will participate in the team pursuit and possibly in the 5,000-meter race.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Chicago Tribune and USA Today, Jan. 8, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Wisconsin Public Radio, KXAS-TV (NBC 5, Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas), KXAN-TV (NBC 36, Austin, Texas) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Jan. 3-8, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, wrote an op-ed on Oprah Winfrey’s presidential eligibility. “After Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globe awards last night, there’s buzz about her being ‘our next president.’ The response among political scientists has tilted, in a strongly negative direction,” Azari wrote.

Story appeared on Vox, Jan. 8, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, in separate interviews discussed the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Wisconsin and the impact of a newly released book, “Fire and Fury,” which provides insider details of White House operations.

Story appeared on Huffington Post, Jan. 5, 2018

Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3), Jan. 5, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, in separate interviews discussed the changing role in state attorneys general and two Republican U.S. Senate candidates signing a “unity pledge” saying that they would support each other in the 2018 general election. Republicans “should be worried about a really nasty primary hurting their chances to beat Tammy Baldwin,” Nolette said.

Story appeared in The Washington Free Beacon, Jan. 8, 2018

Story appeared in the Wisconsin State Journal and the La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 4, 2018

Paul Mclnerny, adjunct instructor of management, discussed a new management style being adopted by the Green Bay Packers. “I think it makes all the sense in the world,” Mclnerny said. “This model is different, but I really think it plays upon the strengths of the Packers.”

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 8, 2018

Athan Theoharis, professor emeritus of history, discussed Captain Ralph Van Deman, considered the founding father of American surveillance. “Essentially Van Deman was a vigilante,” Theoharis said. “He had this mission, which was amazing in terms of the amount of information he collected and turned over to people who could act on it.”

Story appeared on Mother Jones, Jan. 1, 2018

David Clark, professor of economics and executive associate dean, discussed how the Republican tax bill could impact the real estate market. “For more expensive properties, it will have an impact on the desirability,” he said. “If you think of it in one way, it raises the cost of buying one of those homes by taking tax benefits off the table -- so what ultimately happens is it makes some of those properties less desirable.”

Story appeared on WisBusiness and DeForest Times-Tribune, Dec. 20 – Jan. 4, 2017

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