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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.

March 7, 2018


Marquette breaks ground for Athletic and Human Performance Research Center

Marquette leaders heralded the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center as a site for amping up both research and athletics. The building will contain strength and conditioning equipment for the athletic department and space for researchers. “This project is a symbol of the future of Marquette University and the way we’re going to do things to become the most innovative Catholic university in the country,” Marquette President Michael R. Lovell said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 6, 2018

Stories aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 6, 2018

Marquette president championing new ideas to address Milwaukee problems

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell wants to inject new intellectual muscle into Milwaukee’s efforts to break the cycle of poverty, crime and joblessness with programs that focus directly on the city’s crippling epidemic of trauma. The “President’s Grant Challenge” is meant to collect ideas from faculty as well as nonprofits and social agencies.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 5, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), March 6, 2018

Marquette Law School Poll reports results on pressing subjects

A new Marquette University Law School poll released reported results on subjects such as Foxconn, guns, President Donald Trump and the 2018 election cycle.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, U.S. News, Biz Times Milwaukee, Milwaukee Business Journal, Washington Examiner, The Badger Herald, National Review, UPI, Wausau Daily Herald, The Cap Times, and SF Gate, March 5-6, 2018

Stories aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WSAW-TV (CBS 7, Wausau), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison), KTTC-TV (NBC 10, Rochester, Minnesota), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Wisconsin Public Radio, Milwaukee Public Radio, WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WDJT-TV (CBS 58), March 5-6, 2018

Marquette Law School hosts Wisconsin Supreme Court debate

Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Michael Screnock and Rebecca Dallet sparred over the NRA, judicial philosophy and the role special interests play in electing judges in a debate hosted by Marquette University Law School.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wis Politics, March 2, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), News Radio (1330 AM, Green Bay), WKOW-TV (ABC 27, Madison) and WQOW-TV (ABC 18, Eau Claire), March 2-5, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, discussed the difficulty in assessing President Donald Trump due to flawed approval ratings.

Analysis appeared on FiveThirtyEight, March 5, 2018

Brian Stemper, associate professor of biomedical engineering, discussed a smart mouth guard that can monitor concussions. “It’s opened up the ability to measure head impact exposure in sports other than football,” he said.

Story appeared on Wired, March 1, 2018

Cheryl Maranto, associate professor of management, discussed “early payday apps” that allow workers to tap into their current earnings, days ahead of payday. "Part of my concern is that it normalizes doing this on a regular basis,” she said. “If you need to withdraw money early on a regular basis, there's a fundamental problem that just accessing your money is not going to solve.”

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Feb. 21, 2018

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed the Republican Party’s base opposing the Affordable Care Act despite failure to repeal or replace it. “This is an election year where Republicans really, really want to have their base mobilized,” Rocco said. “Talking about the Constitution makes all the bells go off.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 2, 2018

Grace Wang, professor of economics, said trade disputes are not uncommon, but can quickly escalate between large trading partners. “We might see the U.S. raise tariffs now and then next month, or even less than a month, U.S. trade partners could raise tariffs on U.S. products to them,” Wang said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, March 2, 2018

Alison Barnes, professor of law, discussed a new bill that passed the U.S. House that could have an impact on the Americans with Disabilities Act. “The heart of the matter is that the bill would prohibit civil actions, … going to court to get redress, for failure to remove an architectural barrier,” Barnes said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, March 6, 2018

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