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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 17, 2018


Marquette team chaplains provide calming presence on benches

Priests are on the benches of Marquette’s basketball teams, helping to provide a crucial sideline presence for both programs. “It really speaks to what Marquette is as a whole because what we’re looking for is helping the whole person in every way,” said Rev. Edward Mathie, S.J., who is chaplain for the women’s team.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 14, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, in separate interviews discussed President Donald Trump coming into office with a record-low approval rating, the money spent on efforts to unseat U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s response to Paul Soglin’s announcement that he will run for governor.

Story appeared in The New York Times, Jan. 11, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Jan. 11-12, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 10, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed outsider candidates in politics. “What we're actually seeing from [President] Trump is by virtue of not being deeply connected, he has been more reliant of deep party loyalists or people who have been movement conservatives," Azari said. "So that has made his presidency the opposite of an independent presidency."

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, Jan. 11, 2018

Gerry Canavan, assistant professor of English, discussed science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. “We’re kind of getting away, finally, from this assumption that everything has to be anchored from the perspective of white men,” said Canavan of science fiction. Canavan in 2016 wrote a book on the late author.

Story aired on WHIO-Radio (1290 AM, Dayton, Ohio), Jan. 14, 2018

Lawrence Soley, professor emeritus in journalism and media studies, discussed black propaganda radio that aired in Germany during World War II. “Areas were being bombed by the allies and OSS would attempt to determine what blocks had been knocked out or what house had been blocked out, and then broadcast over their black radio stations about the destruction,” he said. “And this made the station sound quite authentic.”

Story aired on KNOW-Radio (Minneapolis), Jan. 10, 2018

Edward Fallone, associate professor of law, discussed the definition of blight property and the state’s Blight Elimination and Clearance Act in relation to the Foxconn project in Wisconsin. “The U.S. Supreme Court decided that the word ‘blight’ is a term of art and that legislatures can define the word any way they want without turning the taking into a violation of the U.S. Constitution,” he said.

Story appeared on Racine County Eye, Jan. 9, 2018

Marquette students produce ‘Work Hard, Play Hard’

Marquette University photojournalism students worked in collaboration to produce a news story, “Work Hard, Play Hard.” It details a media outlet that aims to shed light on underexposed athletes in the Milwaukee area.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Jan. 7, 2018

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, discussed the case of Steven Avery from the Netflix series “Making a Murderer” now resting with the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. “Appellate courts are somewhat less deferential when it comes to lower-court decisions about what the law is,” he said. “Certainly, though, it is always better to be the party that won in the lower court.”

Story appeared in the Appleton Post-Crescent, Dec. 29, 2017

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