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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.

July 11, 2018


Marquette issues statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court decision
Marquette issued a statement following the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision regarding the John McAdams case. “Marquette will comply with the terms of this decision, and it does not change the university’s commitment to the safety and well-being of our students,” the statement read. “This is inherent in our mission as a Catholic and Jesuit university."

Story appeared in The Washington Post, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Wall Street Journal, US News & World Report, MSN, SF Gate, Chicago Tribune, Fox News and National Catholic Reporter, July 5-11, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM) and WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 5-9, 2018

Trump’s appointee to Supreme Court has spoken at Marquette twice
Judge Brett Kavanaugh visited the Marquette University Law School twice in the last three years. During a speech in March 2015, he discussed his time as an attorney and senior aide for President George W. Bush’s administration.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), July 10-11, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed Gov. Scott Walker’s role in the Foxconn deal. “The assumption was that this was going to be a pure win for Walker, but it hasn’t worked out that way for him,” he said. “The Walker campaign knows they need to sell this project.”

Story appeared on Yahoo News and Huffington Post, June 28, 2018

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, discussed Brendan Dassey, the “Making A Murder” convicted killer, as a tragic figure. “This has been a proverbial roller coaster ride for Mr. Dassey and his family,” he said. “They probably went from complete exhilaration and excitement due to practically being out of prison (to the disappointment of losing in the appeals process).”

Story appeared on Wisconsin Rapids Tribune, July 2, 2018

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, discussed the Trump administration rescinding Obama-era guidelines for colleges about how they could consider race in their admissions decisions. “I think everyone's reacting very cautiously, I don’t think it will change that much because a lot of changes already appeared in the Supreme Court,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), July 6, 2018

Bryan Rindfleisch, assistant professor of history, discussed the American Revolutionary War and how it constructed the America of today. “The Revolutionary War was America’s first civil war, and also their first world war,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), July 4, 2018

Erik Janners, professor of practice in digital media and performing arts, discussed the music link to the Fourth of July. “A conductor began a new concert outside on July 4 to attract a bigger audience, and a great piece for outdoor venues, was, of course, the 1812 Overture,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), July 4, 2018

Brian Till, James H. Keyes Dean of Business Administration, discussed ideas, strategies and techniquest that marketers can use to transform a great product into a profitable brand everyone will want to follow. “Effectively creating brands people love requires a deep understanding of what makes the product or service unique,” he said.

Story appeared in Relevate, April 2018

Marquette participates in Summerfest’s Show Your College Pride Day
All patrons arriving between noon and 3 p.m. wearing a shirt or hat representing Marquette or other participating colleges and universities received free admission.

Story appeared in the Shepherd Express, June 29, 2018


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