Sister Ross’ Legacy
Sister Ross has served as
The college, with an enrollment of less than 2,000, has the highest proportion of minority and low-income undergraduates in the state. Some 53% are Hispanic, while 11% are American Indians. And 90% of undergraduates qualify for federal financial aid.
“The university defies
categorization,” the Seattle Times said
about Heritage. “Although it’s private, its philosophy and tuition resemble
that of a public university. It’s within the Yakama Nation reservation yet is
managed independently from the tribe, an arrangement unique in the
And Sister Ross continues to support her school with her own checkbook: She donates all but $15,000 of her annual $143,000 salary to Heritage, making her one of the university’s biggest donors.
THE GEORGETOWN HOYA, Oct. 31 —
A study in the October 2006 issue
of the Journal of College and Character reported
According to Jesuit Father Timothy
Non-Catholic chaplains on campus also see a renewed interest in faith.
“If you look at the participant in
Masses or … in Muslim services, without doubt, you see an increased
ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, Nov. 3 — Archbishop Harry Flynn of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has joined with Minnesota’s other Catholic bishops in asking University of Minnesota President Robert Bruininks to reconsider the staging of an anti-Catholic play.
“The Pope and the Witch,” a satire that depicts the Pope as a paranoid drug addict, is slated to be staged at the university next March.
Archbishop Flynn met with Bruininks Nov. 1 to discuss the play and other issues.
Dennis McGrath, spokesman for the
Archdiocese of St. Paul and
Said McGrath, “They can’t be silent in a case like this and won’t be.”
AVE MARIA SCHOOL OF LAW, Nov. 3 — For the third time in the last four years, Ave Maria School of Law graduates have earned top marks on the Michigan Bar exam.
Ninety-six percent of Ave Maria graduates who took the bar exam for the first time in July 2006 passed, the best rate of any law school in the state. In 2003 and 2004, Ave Maria grads earned top passage rates of 93% and 100%.
The 2005 class placed second statewide with 86%.