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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.

Sept. 26, 2018


MUPD takes new measures to ensure safety on campus
A new app called “Eagle Eye” provides easy access to authorities or transportation in addition to tutorials on various topics like self defense.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Sept. 25, 2018

Lovells’ SWIM consortium to host conference on healing
More than 1,000 participants are expected to hear how to address the epidemic of psychological trauma seen as the root cause for a host of social ills. The three-day conference includes a video appearance by Oprah Winfrey. Scaling Wellness In Milwaukee (SWIM) was founded by Marquette President Michael R. Lovell and Amy Lovell, president of REDgen.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Sept. 24, 2018

Stories aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM) and WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 20-26, 2018

Abdur Chowdhury, professor emeritus of economics, discussed the rate of inflation averaging between 1 percent and 2 percent from 2008 to 2018 in a fact-checking story on a comment by Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers. “In later years, you need to provide more nominal aid in order to be equal to real aid in the early years,” he said.

Story appeared on Politifact, Sept. 20, 2018

Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, discussed “national forces” affecting Wisconsin voters. “The state is also still pretty opposed to (President Donald) Trump on trade,” he said.

Story appeared in Newsweek and Bloomberg, Sept. 21-23, 2018

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), WISC-TV (CBS 3, Madison) and WTAQ-Radio (1130 AM, Green Bay), Sept. 19, 2018

Brian Bennett, professor and chair of physics, was on a team of researchers that tested the effects of antioxidants on tumors, and if antioxidant supplementation can be used as a cancer prevention approach.

Story appeared on Science Trends, Sept. 25, 2018

Bonnie O’Neill, associate professor of management, discussed the recent boom of “ghost employees" who apply for or gain employment but never show up. "I think the last six months there's really been an explosion of it … and the strong labor market has made people picky,” she said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WFLX-TV (FOX 29, West Palm Beach, Florida), WFTS-TV (ABC 28, Tampa, Florida), Sept. 25, 2018

Michael Schlappi, associate professor of biological sciences, discussed his recent rice harvest on a 1-acre plot in Mequon. Last year, Schlappi, who researches genetic makeup of rice varieties, had a yield of about 1,000 pounds. This year, due to earlier planting and improved treatment of young seedlings, he is expecting at least 2,000 pounds.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), Sept. 24, 2018

Daniel Rowe, professor of mathematics, statistics and computer science, discussed the Milwaukee Brewers' “magic number” to clinch a spot in the playoffs. “My fingers are crossed, I hope they do make the playoffs,” Rowe said.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Sept. 25, 2018

Rev. James Bretzke, S.J., adjunct professor of theology, discussed the pope’s initiatives to address sexual abuse in the church. “He is convinced, I know he is convinced, that this is a great wrong, and quick and easy fixes won’t work,” he said. “So, we have to change the culture of the church, and I think that is what he is trying to do.”

Story aired on CTVNC-TV (Canada National), Sept. 25, 2018

Chad Oldfather, law professor and associate dean for academic affairs, discussed the political climate and U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “Now so much of it is about which side is winning and which side is losing, and very rarely are people asking, what action is the right way to do this,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Sept. 26, 2018


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