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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 19, 2019

TOP STORIES

Marquette ranked in top 10 nationally for job placement
In a new study, data from the U.S. Department of Education has Marquette ranked with the sixth highest rate of employment 10 years after graduation.

Story appeared on Yahoo Finance, Fox Business, Thrillist and several other outlets nationwide, June 13-18, 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 appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Inside Higher Ed, June 17, 2019
Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), WBBM-Radio (Chicago), WBAY-TV (Green Bay), WTMJ-Radio, June 12, 2019

Demolition begins on McCormick Hall
Marquette University will begin exterior demolition on McCormick Hall in the coming weeks. The project is expected to last several months, and the 52-year-old landmark residence hall will be demolished by October.

Story aired on WISN-TV (ABC 12), June 14, 2019

Gannett Foundation helps fund Behavior Clinic in partnership with Penfield Children’s Center
The Gannett Foundation awarded $20,000 to the Behavior Clinic, a partnership between Marquette and Penfield Children’s Center. The clinic allows for in-home treatment sessions that train graduate and doctoral students to identify problems in early child development and prevent future mental health issues.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 17, 2019

Virgin Pulse fitness tracking part of Marquette’s Employee Wellness Program
Roughly 50 percent of Marquette faculty and staff utilize the Virgin Pulse Fitness app to record steps and log health info in order to stay healthy and increase productivity.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 14, 2019

Milwaukee's trauma care initiatives directly tied to race
The region's push toward trauma care initiatives is also sparking a discussion about race. Marquette University President Michael R. Lovell and his wife, Amy, a mental health advocate, founded a collective called Scaling Wellness in Milwaukee — or SWIM — in January 2018. “There's a history in Milwaukee of inequity in resources and distrust in systems that are built on white structures," Lovell said. "It’s clear that much of the lasting impact of trauma in Milwaukee is rooted in issues of race."

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 18, 2019

Michael O’Hear, professor of law, commented on the pardon of accused killer Laurie Bembenek. O’Hear, author of several books that touch on multiple legal issues including pardons, stated, “In the past it has been very unusual for a person to get a pardon in a homicide case." O’Hear says Gov. Tony Evers has almost unlimited power on whom he wants to forgive.

Story appeared on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), June13, 2019

Danille Parker, clinical associate professor of physical therapy in the College of Health Sciences, believes physical therapists and occupational therapists should be included as part of every rheumatology team. “Both PTs and OTs are trained to help with patient education, pain management and mobility concerns,” Parker says. “We can monitor and adjust [therapy] over time based on how each patient responds and how their disease progresses.”

Story appeared on The Rheumatologist, June 17, 2019

Paul Nolette, associate professor of political science in the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, commented on the power struggle between local governments and the opioid crisis. In recent times, local governments have accused pharmaceutical companies of downplaying the addictive nature of opioids. Nearly every state has sued, filed administrative charges or promised to sue the companies blamed for the national crisis. "At least in this litigation, the municipalities are saying, 'No, that's not good enough.' We want our own voice," Nolette said.

Story appeared on Yahoo News, June 14, 2019
Similar story appeared in The Business Journal, June 18, 2019

Stimmel named new Marquette head men’s lacrosse coach
Andrew Stimmel will be the new head coach for the men’s lacrosse starting this season. Stimmel is replacing Joe Amplo, who had been coach since 2013. Stimmel, who previously served as an assistant coach at Marquette, has spent the past three seasons as the offensive coordinator at Yale.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 14, 2019

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