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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.

Oct. 17, 2018


New Marquette Law School Poll finds tight race for Wisconsin governor, Baldwin leading in Senate contest
With less than a month to go until Election Day, a new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker with 47 percent support and Democratic gubernatorial challenger Tony Evers with 46 percent support among likely voters.

Story appeared in the Associated Press, U.S. News & World Report, Milwaukee Biz Times, Daily Kos, Wis Politics, The Cap Times, The Hill, and dozens of other outlets nationwide, Oct. 10-15, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM) and dozens of other stations nationwide, Oct. 9-16, 2018

Honors course takes students on a mission to Mars
In a new Honors Program seminar, Marquette students are exploring what is required to safely send humans to Mars. Taught by professors in physical therapy, physics and history, the capstone course examines the multitude of challenges including rocket and habitat design, and the effects of microgravity and radiation all within the historical context of human exploration.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Oct. 14, 2018

Joseph Daniels, chair and professor of economics, discussed hiring facing a slowdown due to tariffs. “I would say what’s at risk is actually job creation,” he said. “It’s not going to shut us down, but what it does, it theoretically takes away money to invest in long-term projects.”

Story appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, MSN, Greater Milwaukee Today, Leader-Telegram, Oct. 11-14, 2018

Story aired on WDBO-Radio (96.5 FM, Orlando, Fla.) Oct. 11, 2018

Matteo Arena, chair and associate professor of finance, discussed company credit and what companies are doing to protect themselves from damage. He said they may be shifting to long-term bonds that might come due after some brief downturn.

NPR story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), KUOW-Radio (FM, Seattle), KPCC-Radio (FM, Los Angeles), Capital Public Radio (Sacramento, Calif.), KNPR-Radio (Las Vegas), KQED-Radio (FM, San Francisco), WBEZ-Radio (FM, Chicago), WDET-Radio (101.1 FM, Detroit) and KNOW-Radio (FM, Minneapolis), Oct. 15-16, 2018

Attorney General debate took place Oct. 14
Attorney General Brad Schimel and Democratic challenger Josh Kaul sat down for a one-hour debate at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee Sunday night.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, U.S. News & World Report, Urban Milwaukee and The Chronotype, Oct. 12-15, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WKOW-TV (ABC 27) and WEAU-TV (NBC 13), Oct. 13-15, 2018

Third senate debate to take place Oct. 19
Sen. Tammy Baldwin and challenger Leah Vukmir will have their third debate Oct. 19 at Marquette University Law School.

Story appeared in U.S. News & World Report, Herald Times Reporter, Wis Politics, The Chronotype and Green Bay Gazette, Oct. 9-15, 2018

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTAQ-Radio (620 AM), WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Green Bay) and WTAQ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 9-15, 2018

Marquette receives nearly $700K grant from NSF for supercomputing cluster
Marquette received a $681,425 grant from the National Science Foundation to help acquire a supercomputing cluster that is more powerful than the university’s current system.

Story appeared on Wis Business, Greater Milwaukee Today, Oct. 15, 2018

Walter Melnik, assistant professor of economics, commented on the World Series viewership. “There will probably more viewership if the Dodgers make the World Series,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WGBA-TV (NBC 26), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 12-15, 2018

Charles Franklin, Law School poll director, commented on the turnout among younger voters. “Turn out among younger voters is often below 30 percent in an election, whereas voters in their 50s and 60s turn out at 50 to 60 percent turnout,” he said.

Story aired on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Oct. 11, 2018

Marquette-owned building to be demolished
The former Ramada Hotel has closed, and the university will work on a demolition schedule.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 15, 2018

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