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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. 22, 2018

TOP STORIES

Marquette’s newest residence hall is completed
Marquette’s glassy, new twin tower residence hall is designed to be the ultimate home away from home for 890 students this fall. “All the spaces are designed with the hope of students getting to know one another and feeling like they belong and are making connections,” said Mary Janz, director of residence life.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Urban Milwaukee and Biz Times Milwaukee, Aug. 16-20, 2018

Photo slide show appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal and on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 16, 2018

Video appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 16, 2018

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WISN-TV (ABC 12) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Aug. 16, 2018

Lovells tackling Milwaukee's epidemic of psychological trauma
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and his wife, Amy, call their effort Scaling Wellness In Milwaukee. The gatherings they hold sometimes resemble town hall meetings and raise prospects that Milwaukee might move the needle on some of its most persistent and destructive issues. “It’s overwhelming at times,” Amy Lovell said. “But to do nothing is not right, either.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Aug. 17, 2018

Woods to lead test of bracelet to prevent hair pulling
Douglas Woods, vice provost for graduate and professional studies, dean of the Graduate School and professor of psychology, will lead a study on a buzzing bracelet that seeks to counteract a habitual, often subconscious, urge to pull on hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, known as trichotillomania.

Story appeared in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug. 16, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, in separate interviews has tracked multi-state lawsuits filed by state attorneys general regarding the Trump administration, and said he expects a lot of national attention on the Wisconsin governor’s race in the months ahead.

Story appeared on Salon, Aug. 15, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Aug. 15, 2018

Similar story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Aug. 15, 2018

Rev. James Bretzke, S.J., lecturer of theology, discussed the Vatican’s response to the cover up of sexual abuse incidents in Pennsylvania. 

Story aired on CFRB-Radio (AM 1010, Toronto), Aug. 16, 2018

Paul Secunda, professor of law, discussed retirement fee litigation lawsuits targeting prominent U.S. universities and the way they manage their workers’ retirement savings. Secunda said university lawsuits are moving faster than cases against corporations, possibly because the law has become clearer in light of a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision.

Story appeared on Bloomberg, Aug. 20, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, commented on the recent primary election results revealing potential geographical weaknesses for Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers, as well as GOP U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir. “It does look like Democrats have an advantage right now,” he said. “The question is, will that build as we go into November, or might it tighten as we go in?”

Story aired on WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Aug. 15, 2018

Chris Murray, coordinator of student affairs for the Les Aspin Center for Government, discussed the 2018 midterm elections. “Usually the party of the president normally does quite poorly,” he said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, (89.7 FM), Aug. 16, 2018

David Clark, professor of economics, said the limited number of homes in Wisconsin has driven up prices. “These are peak months for closing on homes,” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Aug. 20, 2018

 

 

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