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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. 31, 2018


New Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker, Evers tied in Wisconsin’s race for governor
A new Marquette Law School Poll of Wisconsin voters finds a tie in the state’s race for governor, with incumbent Republican Scott Walker and Democrat challenger Tony Evers each receiving 47 percent support among likely voters. 

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Milwaukee Business Journal, the Wisconsin State Journal and The Hill, Oct. 31, 2018

College of Nursing receives $1 million estate gift to support scholarships
Marquette’s College of Nursing has received a $1 million planned gift from Barbara Regan, a 1959 alumna of the college. The estate gift will benefit scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Oct. 30, 2018

Marquette receives $1 million ‘Thriving in Ministry’ grant to support Christian pastors in congregational ministry
Marquette has received a $1 million “Thriving in Ministry” grant from Lilly Endowment, Inc., to help support Christian pastors in congregational ministry. The five-year grant will propel Marquette to both create and strengthen programs that support pastors by helping them connect strategically with other clergy who can serve as role models and mentors.

Story appeared on National Catholic Reporter, Oct. 26, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, had his work featured during the HBO program “Last Week Tonight,” and in separate interviews commented on the Wisconsin gubernatorial race and a fraud case involving ExxonMobil.

Stories appeared on Last Week Tonight, The Washington Times and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 24-28, 2018

Amber Wichowsky, associate professor of political science, discussed how white men – particularly those without a college degree – felt their social status was eroding during the Obama administration and how that feeling may be reversing. “Their guy’s in office, the economy’s doing well, it’s an even bigger shot in the arm,” she said. “The psychology’s really important.”

Story appeared in the New York Times, Oct. 27, 2018

Executive Vice President David Lawlor to leave Marquette for private equity firm
Dave Lawlor has resigned to join a private equity firm. “On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the entire Marquette community, I want to thank Dave for his leadership and many contributions to the university,” Marquette President Michael R Lovell said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 25, 2018

Pradeep Bhagavatula, associate professor of dental clinical services, in a 39-minute interview discussed the effect of Halloween candy and sugars on teeth. “Brushing is, generally, what everyone can do at least two times a day … they say ‘brush in the evening to keep your teeth and brush in the morning to keep your friends,’” he said.

Story aired on Wisconsin Public Radio, Oct. 25, 2018

Erik Ugland, associate professor of digital media and performing arts, discussed how social media has given the public a way to quickly communicate messages seen by large numbers of people. That includes hateful speech. "There's a possibility now for anybody with an abhorrent idea to get their voice heard," Ugland said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), Oct. 29, 2018

Marquette uses ‘waste’ heat as an alternative energy source
Instead of burning fossil fuels onsite to heat its buildings, Marquette uses "waste" heat from the nearby Valley Power Plant — a steam byproduct of electricity. Marquette's Engineering Hall and under-construction Athletic and Human Performance Research Center have underground stormwater collection systems. The university's new residence hall not only has a green roof, it also has a green wall for growing hops.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Oct. 26, 2018

Foxconn executive interviewed by Marquette President Michael R. Lovell
Marquette President Michael R. Lovell interviewed Louis Woo, special assistant to Foxconn chairman Terry Gou, at the Summit on Regional Competitiveness at the Chicago Federal Reserve. Woo praised the abundant talent pool in Wisconsin.

Story appeared in BizTimes Milwaukee, Oct. 30, 2018

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