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Higher ed in the headlines.
BY John Lilly
Saint Anselm’s Moment
May 26 — Saint Anselm College is a hot political destination these days. The
Catholic college’s location, close to the airport in Manchester, N.H., helped
persuade the organizers of the June 3 Democratic and June 5 Republican
presidential debates to hold the events on Saint Anselm’s campus.
Even before the debates, the campus was a prime destination for
campaigning candidates. Said Anne Botteri, executive director of the school’s
New Hampshire Institute of Politics, “There are some weeks where we are
literally doing things every day, or multiple candidates on the same day at
EL UNIVERSAL, May 29 —
Catholic university students led protests against Venezuelan dictator Hugo
Chavez’s decision to close a TV station critical of his regime. Students at
Andrés Bello Catholic University, along with students at Santa María University
and the Central University of Venezuela, rallied May 28 and May 29 in the
Venezuelan capital of Caracas against the non-renewal of a broadcast license
for private TV channel Radio Caracas Televisión. Chávez, a Marxist with close
ties to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, has clashed repeatedly with Church leaders
since he came to power in February 1999.
THE BALTIMORE SUN, May
25 — Sulpician Father Thomas Hurst has been appointed president-rector of St.
Mary’s Seminary & University in Roland Park, Md., effective July 1. Father
Hurst has served since 2001 as rector of Theological College, the national
seminary of The Catholic University of America. He was a member of St. Mary’s
faculty from 1980 to 1992. St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic seminary in