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Jennifer Pritzker to donate $10 million to Loyola

Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker IL ARNG (Retired) and the TAWANI foundation announced plans to give $10 million to Loyola University Chicago in honor of her mother, Audrey G. Ratner. The multiyear gift provides scholarships and stipends for students who are veterans or children of veterans, Loyola’s ROTC students, and students studying to be teachers, as well as funding other projects and groups on campus. 2.28.2018: Crain’s Chicago Business (Article may be placed behind a paywall.)

“With three months left in medical school, her career may be slipping away.”

This article highlighted the story of Rosa Aramburo, DACA recipient and fourth-year student at Stritch School of Medicine, and the uncertainty of whether she will be able to complete her last months of medical school or land a spot in a residency program unless a Dream Act is passed. The article also mentions that Stritch will graduate the first five of its 32 DACA students this year, briefly detailing the stories of DACA recipients and Stritch students Cesar Montelongo and Alejandra Duran, and includes a quote from Mark Kuczewski, PhD, (chair, Department of Medical Education, director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, and Michael I English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics, Stritch School of Medicine). 2.22.18: The Washington Post

“Why we need not-for-profit co-working spaces in Chicago neighborhoods”

Shelley Dunck, JD, (director of the Business Law Clinic, School of Law) wrote this op-ed which describes the need for nonprofit organizations to join Chicago co-working spaces in underserved neighborhoods to foster initiatives with local businesses and increase communication and collaboration. 2.12.18: Chicago Tribune

“Newseum ‘Power Shift’ Programs Will Tackle Sexual Misconduct in Media”

Jill Geisler (Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity, School of Communication) was quoted throughout this article about the Newseum’s launch of a series of “Power Shift” programs designed to combat sexual harassment in the media industry. Geisler will oversee the Power Shift Project as the Newseum Institute Fellow in Women’s Leadership. 2.9.18: New York Observer

“Minority Leader Pelosi Sets Record Marathon Immigration Speech Demanding Vote”

Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, referred to Loyola University Chicago multiple times in her eight-hour speech on the house floor to push for a vote on a bill to protect DACA recipients. She spoke of the dozens of Stritch School of Medicine students who are participants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and recounted the stories of at least five of them in detail. 2.7.18: C-SPAN

“Behind college basketball’s best surprise story, a pioneer for racial equality”

This Washington Post piece delved into the history of men’s basketball at Loyola in light of their current NCAA push, highlighting the story of Loyola’s historic 1963 win against Mississippi State. Loyola, and the “Game of Change,” spurred a revolution in college basketball by defying an unwritten rule and starting four black players. Porter Moser (head coach, Loyola men’s basketball) was quoted throughout. 2.3.18: The Washington Post

“Here’s who’s coming to Trump’s State of the Union”

Cesar Montelongo Hernandez, a participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and student in Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, was Senator Dick Durbin’s guest at the State of the Union address. Similar coverage appeared in 24 other outlets, including Fox News, CBS, USA Today, Yahoo News, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, and multiple local news sources. 1.30.18: CNN

“Trump Proposes Path to Citizenship for 1.8M”

Cesar Montelongo Hernandez, a participant in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and student in Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine, and Mark Kuczewski, PhD, (Michael I English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics, director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, and chair of medical education, Stritch School of Medicine) were interviewed on the uncertain status of the program and its impact on the futures of both DACA participants and university programs that accept them as students. 1.27.18: CNN

“Chicago ‘Dreamers’ study, save, and plan for the worst while Congress debates immigration relief”

Zarna Patel, a DACA program participant and student at Loyola’s Stritch School of Medicine discussed her goal of becoming a physician in this piece documenting the unsure situations of several DACA recipients. 1.11.18: Chicago Tribune

“Let sacred traditions guide our fight against injustice: Just Relations”

In his inaugural “Just Relations” column, Omer Mozaffar (Muslim chaplain, campus ministry) wrote about the ways in which interfaith relations and the core tenets of faith traditions can counter the divisiveness and toxic power endemic to America’s current political culture. 1.5.18: Chicago Sun-Times

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