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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Golden Eagles and Hilltoppers Move On to Final Round

Here is the official MU news release:

Golden Eagles and Hilltoppers Move On to Final Round of “MU Voice” Nickname Voting Beginning Today

MILWAUKEE – Marquette University students, alumni, faculty, staff and other members of the Marquette community have completed voting in the first round of the “MU Voice” nickname selection process, and the final two nickname options for the second round of voting will be Golden Eagles and Hilltoppers. The second round of voting opens today, June 7, and runs through Friday, June 24, at 9 p.m.

The response to the first vote, open from Tuesday, May 24, through Sunday, June 5, was enthusiastic, with 31,501 voters participating in the survey and casting 48,688 total votes. This accounts for nearly 30 percent of the total eligible voting population of approximately 105,500 people and is more than three times the participation rate in the November 2004 nickname survey.

Marquette will provide detailed information about the first vote after the entire process is completed, including the number of votes cast for each individual nickname option and the number of write-in votes. It was mutually agreed between Marquette and Advantage Research Inc, the independent research firm conducting the poll, that information from the first poll will be released after the second poll has been completed so as not to introduce bias into the second vote.

“Advantage Research Inc. certifies that the two nicknames presented in the second poll received the most votes in the nickname poll conducted from May 24 through June 5, 2005. As mutually agreed upon, the details from the first vote will be held by Advantage Research until the entire voting process is completed,” said Scott Segrin, vice president of operations, Advantage Research Inc.

Two new developments in the voting process:
In response to the unprecedented participation in the first vote and in anticipation of a large turnout for the second vote, Marquette will extend the second round of voting for five days longer than originally announced.

Incoming students as well as donors to the university in the last fiscal year were added to the voting pool during the first vote in order to allow as many members of the Marquette community as possible to participate in the “MU Voice” nickname selection process.

For more information or voting instructions, please visit www.marquette.edu/nickname.


Corey said...

Welcome back Blair

TB said...

thanks, Corey. I've been back for a while -- just have not had time to float over to your blog much, much less keep my personal blog going.

Too much going on at MU!

Corey said...

Yeah, what's the deal with the nickname. I'm so thankful they didn't keep Gold.