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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.

June 12, 2019


Marquette adopts test-optional policy starting with fall 2020 class
Marquette University announced its decision to become test optional, offering domestic and international undergraduate applicants the choice to include standardized test scores as part of their application. “Our Catholic, Jesuit mission calls on us to keep a Marquette education accessible to a diverse population of students,” says President Michael R. Lovell. “We will further open our doors by making standardized test scores optional in our undergraduate admissions process.”

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 11, 2019
Similar story appeared on Fox 6 Now, June 11, 2019 and The Hill, June 12, 2019
Similar story aired on WSAU-Radio (Wasau), Wisconsin Radio Network, Wisconsin Public Radio, WTAQ-Radio, WHBL-Radio, WIXX-Radio, Rock 94.7, June 11, 2019

Marquette works to help resident bee colony that lost two queens
The bee colony atop Engineering Hall faces jeopardy as two of its queen bees were killed. “Beevangelist” Charlie Koenen commented on the situation: "Without a mom, they can't make more worker bees, and the worker bees are who makes the hive thrive," he said.

Story aired on WITI-TV (Fox 6), KDSM-TV (Iowa), KRQE-TV (New Mexico) and WVLT-TV (Tennessee), June 10-12, 2019

Amber Wichowsky, associate professor of political science in the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, explained how foreclosures are affecting Milwaukee voter turnout. “Resource rich individuals are more likely to vote. So, when you think about foreclosures, that can be a huge shock to your household finances,” she said. “In terms of foreclosure effect on voter turnout, it can be direct in that people are just consumed by other things that are going on in their life, which is keeping a house over their head as well as the psychological and emotional toll of losing one’s home.”

Story aired on Milwaukee Public Radio, June 5, 2019

Sandra Hunter, professor of exercise physiology in the College of Health Sciences, discussed her research on men’s and women’s athletic endurance. She found that women’s muscles tire less easily. “On the whole, women have a muscle fiber makeup that’s able to lift less [than men], but women have the ability to drive their muscles harder,” she said.

Story appeared on Elemental, June 10, 2019

Brian Bennett, professor and chair of physics in the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, commented on the rising helium shortage. "It's really a political decision. Helium is made and lost all the time," he said. “There are new helium fields that are being found all over the world right now.” Bennett, who uses helium to research cancer fighting drugs, added, “We need to recycle that helium because, otherwise, it would be cost prohibitive to do those experiments."

Story aired on Fox 6 Now, June 9, 2019

Alan Borsuk, senior fellow in law and public policy, commented on the vacant teacher positions in Milwaukee Public Schools. “It’s a crisis nationwide in how are we going to treat teachers, how are we going to make the teaching profession one people want to stay in,” he said.

Story aired on WTMJ-Radio, June 12, 2019

Marquette partners with Capri Senior Communities to provide trauma-based services
Marquette, recently praised for being “a national leader for their commitment to addressing trauma in the workforce,” has partnered with Capri Senior Communities to provide trauma-based counseling and therapy to caregivers who have had traumatic experiences.

Story appeared in Senior Housing News, June 7, 2019

Ally Rising, Marquette student, has taken on the challenge of a cross country run to fight cancer. Rising will be joining the 2019 Ulman Foundation 4K for Cancer on a 49-day, 4,000-mile run from San Francisco to Boston to raise funds to fight cancer. She is a member of the crew team on campus who just started running a year ago.

Story appeared in the Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2019

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