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New Marquette Law School Poll finds Trump approval rating at 41 percent in Wisconsin

News release, March 22, 2017

Voters react to health care changes, Russia, immigration, state issues Please note: Complete poll results and methodology information can be found online at law.marquette.edu/poll. MILWAUKEE – A new Marquette Law School Poll finds that President Donald Trump receives a 41 percent approval rating among registered voters in Wisconsin, while 47 percent disapprove and 11 percent say they […]

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Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction candidates to debate at Marquette

News release, March 21, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette’s Law School and College of Education will host a debate between the candidates for Wisconsin superintendent of public instruction on Tuesday, March 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. On April 4, Wisconsin voters will select the state superintendent of public instruction for the next four […]

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Charles Franklin goes ‘On the Issues’ to present new Marquette Law School Poll

News release, March 13, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — Charles Franklin, director of the Marquette Law School Poll, will present results from a new poll of Wisconsin voters in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, March 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Two months into Donald Trump’s presidency, how are Wisconsin […]

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Marquette to host ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ conference in April

News release, March 6, 2017

Cult classic TV series celebrates 20th anniversary this month MILWAUKEE – A daylong conference on the cult classic television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer will feature speakers from the United States and Canada on April 1 at Marquette University. The event is being organized by two Marquette professors: James South, an associate professor of philosophy, and […]

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Marquette graduate student wins three minute thesis competition, advances to regional competition

News release, March 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Peter Borg, a doctoral student in the Department of History, won Marquette’s first-ever Three Minute Thesis competition, claiming the top prize of $1000. Borg will now represent Marquette University in a regional competition in April at the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools in Indianapolis. The Three Minute Thesis is a global research communication […]

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College of Education announces new undergraduate major for students to pursue careers outside the traditional classroom

News release, March 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University’s College of Education has announced a new major for undergraduate studies that will begin this upcoming fall, in time for the 2017-18 academic year. The new major, Educational Studies, is an interdisciplinary major for students interested in working in educational arenas outside traditional classroom teaching environments. Students declaring for the new […]

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Marquette launching revised MBA program to better meet market demands

News release, March 1, 2017

Fewer required credit hours shorten time to degree MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s Graduate School of Management will roll out a revised version of its part-time MBA program this fall, Keyes Dean of Business Administration Dr. Brian Till announced. The measure, which will integrate components of the current curriculum to cut the number of credit hours […]

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MPS Superintendent Driver goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, February 28, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Darienne Driver will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, March 8, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Since becoming MPS Superintendent in 2014, Driver has earned positive reviews from community […]

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Wisconsin Chief Justice Roggensack to present Law School’s Hallows Lecture

News release, February 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Patience Drake Roggensack will present “Tough Talk and the Institutional Legitimacy of Our Courts” for Marquette Law School’s Hallows Lecture on Tuesday, March 7, at 4:30 p.m. in Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. In her lecture, Chief Justice Roggensack will invite the legal and broader community to […]

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Marquette’s engineering dean receives honors from Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network and STEM Forward

News release, February 27, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Kristina Ropella, Opus dean of Engineering, has received a pair of honors. Ropella has been awarded the 2016 Outstanding Dean Award from The Kern Family Foundation, and has been named 2016 Engineer of the Year by STEM Forward. The Foundation award was presented at the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) National Conference […]

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Catholic friar who advocates for migrants to kick off Marquette Democracy Project spring series

News release, February 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE – A Catholic friar from Mexico who advocates for migrants will speak at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Room 163 of the Alumni Memorial Union at Marquette University. It is the initial event of four spring forums sponsored by the Marquette Democracy Project. Friar Tomás González Castillo, founder and director of La […]

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Author Nichols goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss growing skepticism of established knowledge

News release, February 24, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Author Tom Nichols will discuss his book, “The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters” in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Nichols, a Naval War College […]

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Kleefisch, Nygren go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss opioid abuse

News release, February 17, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and State Rep. John Nygren will discuss opioid abuse in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Thursday, Feb. 23, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Kleefisch and Nygren, both Republicans, are co-chairs of the Governor’s Task […]

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CNBC TV star Lemonis to launch new giving challenge with Marquette

News release, February 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Marquette University and alumnus Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s The Profit and The Partner, are teaming up to launch a new $3 million dollar giving challenge. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 17, in conjunction with the National Marquette Day pep rally, the challenge will run for two months. Lemonis will donate up to $1.5 million […]

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Marquette researchers find NFL rule decreases concussions, increases lower-body injuries

News release, February 16, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Two Marquette University economics professors in a study forthcoming in the Journal of Health Economics have found that the National Football League’s “Crown of the Helmet Rule” (CHR) reduces the probability of a concussion occurring among players by 32 percent. However, the study by associate professors of economics Dr. Andrew Hanson and Dr. […]

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**Photo/Video Opportunities** National Marquette Day kick-off event is Friday at 6 p.m.

News release, February 16, 2017

What: On Friday evening, Marquette will kick-off National Marquette Day with President Michael R. Lovell and Head Basketball Coaches Steve Wojciechowski and Carolyn Kieger with a pep rally and fireworks event. The rally will include mac ‘n’ cheese, a s’mores roast, hot chocolate and more. On National Marquette Day, Saturday, Feb. 18, alumni will gather […]

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Milwaukee County Executive Abele goes ‘On the Issues’ at Marquette Law School

News release, February 15, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Abele is a Democrat who has backed progressive causes and candidates, but who also says […]

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Former Gehl Foods chief goes ‘On the Issues’ to discuss political reform and U.S. competitiveness

News release, February 10, 2017

  MILWAUKEE — Katherine Gehl, former president and CEO of Gehl Foods, will be the featured guest in an upcoming “On the Issues with Mike Gousha,” Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at Marquette University Law School’s Eckstein Hall, 1215 W. Michigan St. Since overseeing the sale of her family’s Wisconsin-based business in […]

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Marquette Theatre presents Thornton Wilder’s ‘The Skin of Our Teeth’

News release, February 6, 2017

MILWAUKEE — Thornton Wilder’s play The Skin of Our Teeth will be presented by Marquette Theatre at the Evan P. & Marion Helfaer Theatre Thursday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 26. The Skin of Our Teeth is a comedy that mixes satire, burlesque and farce. Follow Wilder’s “first family,” the Antrobuses, from the ice-age straight up […]

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Marquette professor receives $555,636 NSF grant for solar power study

News release, February 3, 2017

Research will consider using a porous metal organic framework as a catalyst for solar-to-fuel conversion MILWAUKEE — Dr. Jier Huang, assistant professor of chemistry at Marquette University, has received a $555,636 CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to study how to use a promising type of metal organic framework materials to work as a […]

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