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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. 28, 2018

TOP STORIES

Marquette’s Upward Bound Program inspired teacher to help others
Vondale Singleton, a teacher at Chicago College Prep school, says that Marquette's Educational Opportunity Program changed his life. “For the first time in my life, I had the light to tell my story,” Singleton said.

Story aired on WGN-TV (Chicago), CLTV-TV (Chicago), Nov. 26-27, 2018

Student project provides support for new entrepreneurs
Marquette students Jack Toner and Isabelle Block developed “Nest Incubator” as a part of the student-run business program. “Understanding what goes into running a retail location has changed my entire view of entrepreneurship,” said Toner.

Story appeared in the Shepherd Express, Nov. 22, 2018

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), Nov. 27, 2018

Car crashes into Al McGuire Center
A car crashed into the arena doors of the Al McGuire Center around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning. MUPD took the driver into custody and believes alcohol played a role in the incident. There were no injuries.

Story appeared on Greater Milwaukee Today, One News Page, Daily Reporter, Nov. 25-26, 2018.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58) and WITI-TV (FOX 6), Nov. 24-28, 2018.

Fox News politics editor to speak at Marquette on Dec. 3
Chris Stirewalt, politics editor at Fox News Channel, will discuss the recent midterm elections and sign copies of his new book, “Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists.”

Story appeared on Urban Milwaukee, Nov. 19, 2018

Marquette provided Thanksgiving meal to students and community members
This yearly tradition welcomes to campus approximately 300 students who are unable to travel home for the holiday, as well as underserved community members for a Thanksgiving meal.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), Nov. 22, 2018

Matteo Arena, chair and associate professor of finance, commented on trade wars, and slowed growth in capital expenditures. “…This is really concerning, because it seems like the bump from the tax reform is kind of expiring,” Arena said.

NPR story appeared on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), KUOW-Radio (FM, Seattle), KNPR-Radio (FM, Las Vegas), KXJZ-Radio (FM, Sacramento, Calif.), KPCC-Radio (FM, Los Angeles), WBEZ-Radio (FM, Chicago), WGBH-Radio (89.7 FM, Boston), WAMU-Radio (FM, Washington D.C.), WHYY-Radio (FM, Philadelphia), Nov. 27, 2018

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science, commented on states’ responses to federal tech policy. He said that by pushing their own policy standards, states are hoping to influence the direction of federal tech policy.

Story appeared on Government Technology, Nov. 27, 2018

Milwaukee leaders ask Marquette to open university-owned hotel to the homeless
Marquette responded to this request with a statement: “As a Catholic, Jesuit university in an urban environment, Marquette is both compassionate and sympathetic to the individuals in our community who experience homelessness…while we continue to promote the dignity of each individual and prioritize care for the undeserved in our community, Marquette is simply not in a position to use its facilities—vacant or otherwise—to house nonresidents and assume the significant, complex responsibilities that come with operating a shelter.”

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), WITI-TV (FOX 6), WTMJ-Radio (620 AM), Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), WHBL-Radio (1330 AM, Green Bay), Nov. 20-21, 2018

Marquette study shows importance of road salt supplies to winter safety
The study examined highway accidents in snow and found that road salt reduced crashes by up to 88 percent, and injuries and accident costs were reduced by as much as 85 percent.

Story appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Nov. 27, 2018

 

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