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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 14, 2018


Marquette Center for Real Estate holds Wisconsin Residential Real Estate Summit
The Marquette University Center for Real Estate held its annual Wisconsin Residential Real Estate Summit. “We’re not moving,” said Mark Eppli, professor of finance and Bell Chair in Real Estate. “And in particular, how we’re not moving is we’re not moving within our counties. If we’re not moving within our counties, we are aging in place.”

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and BizTimes Milwaukee, March 12-13, 2018

Similar story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 12, 2018

Marquette President Michael R. Lovell discussed the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center in an interview after the groundbreaking ceremony. “We’re hitting some critical needs we have in athletics,” he said. “But we’re also really helping move the needle for the research we do on campus in terms of having many of our faculty and students being involved.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, March 8, 2018

Kristina Ropella, Opus Dean of the Opus College of Engineering, discussed contributing factors to the imbalance of women versus men pursuing work in a STEM field. “If you don’t see someone that looks like yourself being successful in a profession, it really makes you cast a lot of doubts onto yourself about your ability to do so,” she said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WQOW-TV (ABC 18, La Crosse), March 11, 2018

Alan Burkard, professor and chair of counselor education and counseling psychology, discussed “trauma informed education” and a school’s commitment to behavior programs. “The longer you persist with this, the better the results you get,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March 9, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WBAY-TV (ABC 2, Green Bay) and WQOW-TV (ABC 18, La Crosse), March 11-12, 2018

Joseph Daniels, chair and professor of economics, discussed how new tariffs on steel will hurt Harley-Davidson. "The reason why we import a lot of steel and aluminum is that we can get the product cheaper because of big capacity globally," Daniels said.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 12, 2018

Rev. Steven Avella, professor of history, discussed the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis’ election as pontiff. “First and foremost, I’m a priest of nearly 40 years and I find Pope Francis refreshing; I find Pope Francis to be humble and honest,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, March 14, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, discussed President Donald Trump’s willingness to meet with North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un. “I think it’s a very important meeting and important step between the two countries,” he said.

Story aired in WITI-TV (FOX 6), March 9, 2018

Irfan Omar, associate professor of theology, discussed the Quran at the National Muslim and Catholic Dialogue meeting in Illinois. “The questions that the Quran starts with or seems to be addressing are ‘How do we coexist with those that are different?’” Omar said.

Story appeared on the Catholic News Service, March 13, 2018

Steve Rushin, Jour’ 88, discussed youth sports fans during his visit to Milwaukee and Marquette to talk with journalism students. “I’ve been in a gym in the last five weeks where three adults have been thrown out of the gym,” the Sports Illustrated columnist said of watching youth sports. “It’s a little kooky out there.”

Story aired on WUWM-Radio (89.7 FM), March 12, 2018

Christopher Stockdale, associate professor of physics, discussed potholes forming as snow melts or rain increases. “Water gets into those cracks and when water cools, it has this neat property that it expands, which is really important for having life on Earth, but not potholes,” he said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Feb. 26, 2018

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