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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.

Aug. 2, 2018


Marquette trying to find owner of lost rosary
A resident assistant discovered a rosary in O’Donnell Hall in the 1980s, and held onto it for nearly 30 years. Marquette is currently using social media in an attempt to find the owner of the rosary.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), July 27-30, 2018

Law School graduate litigating in Afghanistan
Attorney Kimberley Motley is the only American and foreigner litigating in Afghanistan’s courts. She has been working there for a decade, and now has a client base, including a significant pro bono practice, that extends well beyond Afghanistan.

Cover story appeared on State Bar of Wisconsin, July 25, 2018

Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science, discussed Gov. Scott Walker’s reinsurance plan, and what it might mean for the election year. “It will make it more attractive for insurers to come and stay in the marketplace and lower their premiums,” he said. “The question is whether or not this alone will generate marketplace stability.”

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, July 30, 2018

James McGibany, associate professor of economics, discussed the impact of record-low unemployment rates and the effect on companies who are looking to hire. “Companies are having trouble finding qualified workers now that the economy is expanding, a little bit more rapidly than it has in the past,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, July 27, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on differences in political polls. “We are talking to a sample of the population, not the whole population,” he said. “So, of course, results are going to vary.”

Story aired on WEAU-TV (NBC 13), July 30-31, 2018

New video of bus crash on Marquette’s campus is released
The Milwaukee County Transit System’s findings related to the May 15 bus crash on Marquette’s campus were released. Repairs to Johnston Hall continue. The building is structurally sound and remains open.

Story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 27-28, 2018

Story aired on Today, WITI-TV (FOX 6), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WREX-TV (NBC 13, Rockford, Illinois) and Fox Business Network, July 27-31, 2018

William Fliss, associate archivist, discussed Marquette’s J.R.R. Tolkien Collection and the recent acquisition of the score to Johan de Meij's The Lord of the Rings symphony. "This symphony is significant because it was one of the first – if not the first – musical composition that attained international stature related to 'The Lord of the Rings' not linked with any film or movie," he said.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Magazine, and Broadway World, July 26, 2018

Tim Cigelske, director of social media, discussed Facebook uncovering sophisticated efforts to influence U.S. politics on its platforms. "Their aim is to make people angry and stir up chaos and divisiveness," he said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 31, 2018

Trinity Fellows survey confirms many local nonprofits unsure of ability to participate in voter registration, lobbying efforts

A survey found that nearly 60 percent of nonprofits in Milwaukee are not participating in lobbying or voter registration efforts across the community. The survey, conducted by Ashlie Benson and Kyle Hagge, both Trinity Fellows from Marquette, also found that several organizations believed they were unable to participate in these activities because of their status as charitable organizations.

Story appeared on Shepherd Express, July 28, 2018

History of Wisconsin State Fair highlights Marquette
The Wisconsin State Fair hosted President Abraham Lincoln in 1859 on what is now Marquette’s campus, near 13th and Wells.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Record, Aug. 1, 2018

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