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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. 24, 2018


Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, in separate interviews discussed the 1998 and 2002 midterms, expectations for this year’s midterm elections and political norms.

Stories appeared in The Washington Post and on FiveThirtyEight, Oct. 24, 2018

Story aired on National Public Radio, Oct. 20, 2018

Research from Marquette looks at effect of football head injuries
Researchers from Marquette and the Medical College of Wisconsin say that more than 70 percent of the college football players they analyzed had repeated head impacts before being diagnosed with a concussion.

Story appeared on Daily Mail, Oct. 24, 2018

Brian Troyer, dean of undergraduate admissions, discussed a partnership with the College Career and Access centers at Milwaukee Public Schools to help families make informed decisions. "We in the world of college admissions and financial aid want people to engage with us," he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 18, 2018

Tim Cigelske, director of social media, posted a “click bait” tweet that went viral and took people to a voter registration site. He said using this method for good is a mission accomplished.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Houston Chronicle, the Stevens Point Journal and dozens of other outlets nationwide, Oct. 18, 2018

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh), The Steve Harvey Morning Show (96.9 FM) and many other media outlets, Oct. 19-22, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, in separate interviews discussed the Wisconsin gubernatorial and attorney general races.

Stories appeared on FiveThirtyEight and The Racine Journal Times, Oct. 18-22, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 23, 2018

Krassimira Hristova, associate professor of biological sciences, discussed the bacteria and pathogens found on Halloween masks. “Those are bacteria that you really don’t want to see, and especially not be in contact with small kids, for example,” she said.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6) and WJW-TV (FOX 8, Cleveland), Oct. 18, 2018

Rev. James Bretzke, S.J., adjunct instructor of theology, discussed a potential visit by Pope Francis to North Korea. “He has used this metaphor before of the church as a field hospital that goes out to people and not a citadel in which people are, after they’ve been frisked and what have you, are allowed into,” he said.

Story aired on Talk Media News, Oct. 19, 2018

Marquette receives $681,000 grant to acquire 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.

Stories appeared in the Milwaukee Biz Journal and BizTimes Milwaukee, Oct. 17-18, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Oct. 18, 2018

Walter Melnik, assistant professor of economics, discussed the Milwaukee Brewers' deep run into the Major League Baseball playoffs and how it should pay off in increased television and ticket revenue, decreased criticism of the stadium tax and improved intangibles for metro Milwaukee.

Story appeared on the Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 18, 2018

Sergio González, assistant professor of history, has conducted detailed research into the history of Mexican-Americans in Wisconsin, with an eye toward how this immigrant group has confronted labor abuses and racialized politics.

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Oct. 23, 2018

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