Maxie Gardner will begin her role as director of Health Services on Jan. 3.
Health Services is the one place on Butler’s campus students can go to receive medical care and counseling. Over the past few years, students have noticed pitfalls in the care in which they receive from Health Services.
“I understand the instincts on trying to crack down on parties,” Marcus said. “But threatening and punishing students for socializing is not going to help with public health efforts on campuses.”
All Butler students are required to get a flu shot to help avoid overwhelming the local healthcare system. Shots were provided on campus and can be found at multiple locations near campus for those who have not yet received one.
The university will utilize a mix of symptomatic and asymptomatic testing to track cases on campus. The testing, among other factors, will inform future decisions related to staying on campus.
The event, held at Butler’s Health and Recreation Complex, trained Butler students and staff on how and when EpiPens should be used to potentially save a life.
Butler accepts the challenge to administer the most flu shots among other national universities. The challenge brings awareness to health and wellness on campus.
Butler University Health Services is seeing a spike in the number of pink eye cases on campus recently. Dr. Maria Fletcher, Health Services physician, said the clinic was seeing around 11 cases per day as of press time. She said students with pink eye first started coming in after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Health…