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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.

Jan. 9, 2019


Marquette Theatre addresses social issues in play ‘White Privilege’
The play, written by student Malaina Moore, addresses issues including racism and gentrification. It was recently selected to be performed this month at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region III Festival in Madison.

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio (89.7 FM), Dec. 27, 2018

Similar story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), Jan. 8, 2019

Marquette’s Cybersecurity Program draws attention of two federal agencies
A letter from the agencies read, “Your ability to meet the increasing demands of the program criteria will serve the nation well in contributing to the protection of the national information infrastructure.” Marquette is the only university in Wisconsin to offer a master’s degree with a cybersecurity specialization focus.

Story appeared on Wisconsin Inno, Milwaukee Business Journal, Jan. 4-7, 2019

Markus Howard discusses mental health of student athletes
“Part of my self-growth that I’ve gone through, is, I used to always bottle things up. Part of what’s helped me is, I’ve seen a sports psychologist,” the Marquette men’s basketball standout said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jan. 7, 2019

Matthew Mitten, professor of law and director of the National Sports Law Institute, commented on concussion lawsuits and sports safety. “Courts have been reluctant to hold governing bodies responsible for making a sport safer,” he said.

Story appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Jan. 5, 2019

David Clark, professor of economics and associate dean, commented on the housing market in the new year. “There’s no doubt that the affordability has been slipping, and that will continue to be an issue…Prices are going up, but in addition, interest rates have drifted upward,” he said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 24, 2018

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on “election do-overs.” “You have to take a leap of faith that either this election was good enough that the results pass muster, or they weren’t, and we need to vacate the results,” she said.

Story appeared on PEW, The Virginian-Pilot, Post Bulletin, Route Fifty, Dec. 26, 2018

Rob Smith, director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching and Outreach, discussed the role of youth in civil rights in Milwaukee. “We can’t tell the story of the black freedom struggle without young people. If we’re not listening to them, we’re not listening to our future,” he said.

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

Marquette Law Review study looks at reactions from families of murder victims
A study published in the Marquette Law Review compared reactions from families of murder victims in Minnesota and Texas. Killers in Minnesota were sentenced to life imprisonment, an outcome that was experienced as satisfying by survivors. Texas survivors were less satisfied by death penalty verdicts, in large part because of the prolonged appeals process.

Story appeared in St. Anthony Messenger Magazine, January 2019

Milwaukee Marathon partners with Marquette
The Milwaukee Marathon is working with Marquette students on expanding its sponsorship and community involvement.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Dec. 31, 2018

Alexandre Martins, assistant professor of theology, commented on the ability to uncover one's identity by decoding human genomes, as seen in the Golden State Killer case. "The leaking of genetic information into the public domain could potentially allow insurance companies and medical providers to use such information to discriminate based on preexisting or possible conditions," he said.

Story appeared in the U.S. Catholic, Jan. 8, 2019


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