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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 10, 2019


President Michael R. Lovell discusses trauma-informed care and leading a Jesuit university in interview with Crux
In an extensive interview with Crux, the most-read online, Catholic news outlet in the English language, President Michael R. Lovell explained why he and the university have launched a citywide initiative to help people heal from trauma. "Pope Francis has focused on meeting people where they are in life, and listening to their own experiences,” President Lovell says. “That’s what I want to do here at Marquette.”

Story appeared on Crux, July 3, 2019

Dora Clayton-Jones, assistant professor and Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow in the College of Nursing, was named president of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates. "Some people think it’s cured. They are advancing science, but remedies like bone marrow transplants aren’t widely available. Gene therapy is still in development. So, we still have work to do in finding a cure and on the psychosocial level,” she said.

Story appeared on Diverse Issues in Education, July 5, 2019

Kris Ropella, Opus Dean of Engineering, spoke at Summerfest Tech on the importance of having a diverse workforce. “We have to look in the mirror at our whole organization, and I think that's something we often hesitate to do. Really asking the question, ‘How inclusive are we being? Are we really bringing in people with diverse perspectives and experiences, different views and different talents from what we've hired in the past,’” she said.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Business Journal, July 4, 2019

Meredith Black, women’s lacrosse coach, served as a panelist at the Milwaukee Bucks’ “Empowering Women Through Sports” discussion. “If I could send a message to girls at any age: Be confident, believe in yourself and know what you are capable of, because we are all capable of great things,” she said.

Story aired on WDJT-TV (CBS 58), June 28, 2019

Julia Azari, associate professor of political science, commented on how Democrats will talk about race in 2020. “First, there is the question of whether there is a divide. I don’t think the Democratic Party has a racially conservative wing anymore, but I do think there’s a split over how so-called identity issues are approached by the party. The second issue is about the candidates themselves, particularly how this impacts Biden’s core arguments for why he should be the nominee,” she said.

Story appeared on FiveThirtyEight, July 2, 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.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 9, 2019
Story aired on WTMJ-TV (NBC 4), WISN-TV (ABC 12), July 8-10, 2019

Kate Trevey, director of E-Lead for the Opus College of Engineering, discussed the E-Lead program, which teaches leadership skills through the Jesuit tradition. “The program is more than a resume-booster. It teaches engineers how to lead teams and projects with a focus on people, bringing out the best in others in order to achieve the best and most innovative results,” she said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, July 1, 2019

Marquette partners with water treatment startup
Rapid Radical Technology has developed an end-of-pipe treatment technology that moves wastewater through a chemically enhanced conveyance system and back into lakes and rivers. Founded in 2016, the company has received some seed money from Marquette and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

Story appeared on Milwaukee Business Journal, June 26, 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 says the coffee shops will give people space to slow down and relax. “I noticed there was a niche market when it came to hospitality, especially in the coffee business, for a space that was more slow-pace and wasn’t focused on to-go cups,” she said.

Story appeared in Milwaukee Business Journal, June 27, 2019

Wesley Matthews, former Marquette men’s basketball player, returns to Wisconsin as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Matthews attended high school at Madison Memorial in Madison, Wisconsin, and played at Marquette from 2005-09.

Story appeared on NBC Sports, CBS Sports, July 1, 2019
Story aired on WTMJ-Radio, July 1, 2019
Similar story appeared on Forbes magazine, Wisconsin State Journal, July 2-3, 2019

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