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On September 19th, Marquette University inaugurated its twenty-fourth and first lay president, Dr. Michael R. Lovell. In the earliest days of his presidency, President Lovell has articulated that the University will build off of its strong pockets of applied research to become a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.
In keeping with its Catholic, Jesuit mission, the research clusters will focus on areas that have the potential to address global issues and segments of the world’s population most in need. One such area the area that the University will focus on is clean water.
Lack of clean water is also a gender-equity issue because women often bear the burdens of finding clean water, which leaves women little opportunity to do anything else. Providing clean water is a public health, economic, and social justice issue. We need leaders willing to address this issue. Are you in? A public health education at Saint Louis University is a good place to start.
Two years after an earthquake struck Haiti the community of Los Cacaos has demonstrated what happens when neighbors work together to solve a problem. Fresh, clean water is now available to 700 families thanks to the community’s commitment to build a positive foundation for long-term improvements. Catholic nuns based across the Artibonite river in San Francisco of Banica Parish in the Dominican Republic organized the project in consultation with community leaders. Jesuit Refugee Service/USA provided $113,000 to fund the project, and members of the community supplied the labor to build roads, construct cisterns and lay miles of plastic pipe and tubing.