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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.

July 17, 2019


New VP for Corporate Engagement Dr. Maura Donovan blends industry, academics at Marquette
The Milwaukee Business Journal profiled Dr. Maura Donovan, vice president for corporate engagement. Donovan leads the university’s newly formed Office of Corporate Engagement and Partnerships, charged with formalizing, enhancing and streamlining Marquette’s work with corporate partners. Donovan was formerly director of economic development at the University of Minnesota.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 4, 2019

MUPD, Milwaukee FBI hold five-day Future Law Enforcement Youth Academy camp
The camp gave 30 Wisconsin students the opportunity to get a hands-on experience in the law enforcement field. Marquette Police Lt. Jill Weisensel commented, "We like to expose them to all different types of law enforcement because the profession of policing is much bigger than enforcing law," she said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 10, 2019
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 9-13, 2019

Student-run coffee company to open shops in West Allis
Kat Djokic, president of Vida Coffee Company, is a senior studying marketing and data analytics. She commented on what it takes to run a business: "You have to do financial projects, to run a marketing campaign, to run HR, and all of those are things you can translate into any businesses," Djokic said.

Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), July 10, 2019

Dr. Philip Rocco, assistant professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, commented on what’s crucial to the 2020 Census. “The Census does not belong to any one president or party. Its success depends on national, state and local public officials, nonprofits, businesses, and many others in civil society as well. Ensuring a complete census requires efforts that depend not only on what happens in the White House, but also in statehouses and municipal buildings throughout the country,” he said.

Story appeared in The Washington Post, July 11, 2019

Dr. Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, commented on the state of the Trump administration. “The number of lawsuits against the Trump administration is off the charts compared to how states and attorneys general have approached previous administrations,” he said.

Story appeared on CNN Politics, July 10, 2019

Prof. Angela Schultz, assistant dean for public service at Marquette Law School, commented on the scarcity of legal aid in Milwaukee. “Study after study shows that when people have a lawyer, they do better in court. If someone doesn’t have money, how is that equal justice for all?” she said. Shultz supervises the Volunteer Legal Clinic, which pairs volunteer law students with people who need legal help.

Story aired on WITI-TV (FOX 6), July 10, 2019

Dr. Chris Stockdale, associate professor and assistant chair of physics, talked about the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission and its scientific and cultural significance.

Story aired on CHED-AM Afternoon News, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada), July 16, 2019

Tori McCoy, women’s basketball player, has found kidney donor after sitting out last season
Tori McCoy, senior, has found a kidney donor after being sidelined with a rare kidney disease last season. Her surgery date has been set for August 15.

Story appeared on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), July 12, 2019

Dr. Richard Fehring, professor emeritus of nursing and director of the Institute for Natural Family Planning, commented on the view Millennials have when it comes to family planning. “Millennials who tend to be more conscious about the environment and what they put into their bodies are looking for a more natural alternative to artificial birth control for family planning and are driving the explosion of fertility-awareness-based methods apps.”

Story appeared in The National Catholic Register, July 16, 2019

John Johnson, research fellow at Marquette Law School, analyzed voter turnout in wards based on race. “In wards with a Latino plurality of voters, the number of votes cast by Hispanics tripled from 0.2 percent to 0.6 percent. That's not a big share, but in a battleground state where elections are won on razor thin margins, the increase can make a difference in a race,” Johnson said.

Story appeared on NBC News, July 11, 2019

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