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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.

February 28, 2018


Marquette theatre production addresses sexual assault

Marquette theatre students tackled the tough topic of sexual assault in their recent performance of Student Body. “You want this show to be as real and as harsh as possible,” said Nicholas Cordonnier, an actor in the show.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 25, 2018

Marquette issues statement on National School Walk Out Day

Marquette University reassured prospective students applying to Marquette they will not be held back from admission if they receive disciplinary action for taking part in National School Walk Out Day. “If a student receives disciplinary actions for peaceful protests, it will not affect your admission to Marquette,” the university said in a statement.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Feb. 27, 2018

Brian Till, James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, discussed his role at Marquette. “I love it at Marquette,” he said. “We have a fantastic faculty, staff and the students are extremely impressive.”

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Feb. 26, 2018

Marquette to be tenant of new filmmaking arts hub

Marquette University will be a tenant of a new filmmaking arts hub in downtown Milwaukee that is led by Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Urban Milwaukee, Milwaukee Record, Wisconsin Gazette and BizTimes Milwaukee, Feb. 27, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 27, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, published an analysis of President Donald Trump’s approval rating, finding that Trump does better in polls in which there isn’t a live interviewer present.

Story appeared on CNN and The Washington Post, Feb. 26-28, 2018

Mark Eppli, professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate, discussed his work in the ACRE program in a feature on his impact on the real estate industry. “The idea here is to make sure that we continue to reach out to … economically challenged neighborhoods and train those who live in those neighborhoods to redevelop [them] as well as other neighborhoods,” Eppli said.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Feb. 23, 2018

Marquette alumnus Steve Rushin spends time at his alma mater

Marquette alumnus Steve Rushin, a longtime Sports Illustrated columnist, recently spent time on campus and discussed the value of a Jesuit education. “Being in a city where you saw a lot of poverty in a less sheltered existence than I had growing up, it made me look outward to doing things for others.”

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Feb. 27, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, took part in a FiveThirtyEight chat on Republican strategy for the 2018 midterm elections and moving to the center to maintain the House. “This is the thing: There is no center,” she wrote. “There are consistent and inconsistent positions. But everything tends to revolve around the president — especially in a midterm year.”

Story appeared on FiveThirtyEight, Feb. 28, 2018

Jame Schaefer, associate professor of theology, discussed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and his version of Christian environmentalism. “Pruitt’s interpretation [of ‘dominion’] is not ‘theological’ per se—not a reflection based on biblical scholars’ findings that result from using exegetical methods of interpretation to try to come as close as possible to the meaning intended when written.”

Story appeared on The New Republic, Feb. 27, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy using his state’s attorney general to take on Donald Trump. "It can be very effective in raising the profile of these issues, getting media attention and ultimately reversing federal policy."

Story appeared on NJ, Feb. 25, 2018

Thomas Kaczmarek, director of the Center for Cyber Security Awareness and Cyber Defense, in separate instances, moderated a panel of cyber security experts and discussed “skimming” devices that steal information.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Feb. 23, 2018

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 27, 2018

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