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Sister Jean’s March Madness Bracket

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, (chaplain, men’s basketball, and special assistant, campus ministry) is interviewed about her picks for the NCAA Tournament. This story was also a highlight in AJCU Higher Ed News. 3.13.17: WGN-TV

Jesuit Jam Parody Video

Loyola is featured for a parody video created by the Jesuit community to promote its annual Jesuit Jam event, which took place at a recent men’s basketball game. Similar coverage appeared in Crux, Ignatian Solidarity Network, Yahoo Sports, and Aletia. 2.21.17: CLTV

The 97-year-old nun behind the Loyola men’s basketball team

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, BVM, (chaplain, men’s basketball, and special assistant, campus ministry) is interviewed about her involvement in Loyola’s basketball program. Porter Moser (head coach, men’s basketball) is quoted on Sister Jean’s role in the program. 2.19.17: espnW

What Will Happen to Undocumented Doctors?

Stritch School of Medicine students discuss their experience as individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and what happens if the program is repealed. 2.2.17: The Atlantic

Breakfast benefit speakers address relevance of Catholic education, values it provides students

Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD, (president) is mentioned for presenting this year’s Catholic Education Breakfast keynote address, which highlighted the relevance of catholic education. The event was hosted by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich. Similar coverage appeared on WFLD-TV. 1.29.17: Chicago Catholic

Why Facebook should hire a chief ethicist: Column

Don Heider, PhD, (dean, School of Communication) penned this piece advising tech companies to hire chief ethicists to combat the spread of fake news. Similar coverage appeared on WBBM-AM. 1.8.17: USA Today

College career services offices are no longer last stop for soon-to-be grads

This story highlights Loyola’s Career Development Center and adjustments the center has made to expand and better prepare students for careers. Kathryn Jackson (director, Career Development Center) is quoted on student engagement with the center’s social media presence. 12.29.16: Chicago Tribune

Therapy horses, bubble-wrap rooms aim to relieve college students’ end-of-semester stress

This article highlights efforts by Chicagoland universities to relieve end-of-the-semester stress for students. Loyola’s counseling groups are mentioned, and David deBoer, PhD, (associate director, Wellness Center) is quoted on promoting a sense of well-being and academic success. 12.1.16: Chicago Tribune

Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich Is Now A Cardinal, And It’s A Big Deal

Michael Murphy, PhD, (instructor, theology, and director, Catholic studies) is interviewed in this Q&A on the elevation of Archbishop Blase Cupich to Cardinal, his new role, and what it means to the Chicago community. 11.19.16: WBEZ.org

Decades later, relatives awarded soldier’s Purple Heart

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Yandura (chair and professor, military science) is mentioned for finding a Purple Heart certificate and returning it to the recipient’s family. Similar coverage appeared in The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press and was syndicated via the Associated Press. 11.11.16: WJR-AM

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