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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.

Nov. 7, 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 U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Biz Times, Urban Milwaukee, The Hill, The Washington Times, and dozens of other media outlets nationwide, Oct. 31 – Nov. 7, 2018

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), 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. 30 – Nov. 6, 2018


Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, in separate interviews discussed President Trump’s comments around the 14th Amendment, the role of state attorneys general, and engaging young voters, among other topics.

Stories appeared on USA Today, Yahoo!, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! UK News, The Daily Sentinel, and numerous other outlets, Nov. 2, 2018

Stories aired on PBS NewsHour, WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), and dozens of other outlets nationwide, Oct. 30–31, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on the midterm election vote of 2018, saying the narrative seems to be no narrative.

Story appeared on The Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 7, 2018

Christopher Murray, coordinator of student affairs and visiting instructor for the Les Aspin Center, commented on trends among voters. “It’s becoming very stable and that people who vote Democratic consistently vote Democratic, and people who vote Republican consistently vote Republican,” he said.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), Oct. 31, 2018

Susan Giaimo, adjunct associate professor of political science, discussed Medicare-for-all, and how health care systems in every industrialized country vary.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and USA Today, Oct. 31, 2018

Provost Myers steps down; Dr. Kimo Ah Yun named acting provost
The university announced recently that Provost Dan Myers has stepped down from his role. President Michael R. Lovell has appointed Dr. Kimo Ah Yun, dean of the Diederich College of Communication, as acting provost.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Biz Times, Milwaukee Business Journal, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, 2018

John Borg, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, received a $1.5 million grant from U.S. Air Force to study the prevention of accidental detonations.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Biz Times, Nov. 5, 2018

Marquette Center for Supply Chain Management index shows uptick in manufacturing activity
The Marquette University Center for Supply Chain Management’s seasonally adjusted index on manufacturing in the Milwaukee region increased this month from September, indicating regional factory activity is expanding.

Story appeared on Reuters and Fidelity, Oct. 31, 2018

Mother of James Foley spoke at Peacemaker Conference
The mother of the slain journalist was at the university to discuss his legacy and how Marquette shaped his values.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4) and WISN-TV (ABC 12), Nov. 5, 2018

Joseph Brown, assistant professor of digital media and performing arts, will premiere City Swim, a documentary, at the fourth-annual Great Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

Story appeared on Shepherd Express, Oct. 30, 2018

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