AKRON BEACON JOURNAL,
Aug. 8 — The University of Dayton is the biggest single beneficiary of a state
Ohio Student Choice Grant provides $900 a year that state residents can use to
defray their educational costs at 63 private
the $52 million the state paid out for the program last year, $4.2 million was
directed to the
while the students and their families undoubtedly appreciate the help, with the
annual cost of attending the
not going to be the determining factor on whether a student comes here in most
cases,” said Rob Durkle, the
The school is home to the International Marian Research Institute and houses one of the world’s largest collections of written materials on the Blessed Mother.
Obama at Xavier
ASSOCIATED PRESS, Aug. 13 — Pro-abortion Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., spoke Aug. 12 as commencement speaker at Xavier College in New Orleans, the country’s only historically black Catholic college.
In his address to nearly 500 graduates, Obama noted that the school had overcome enormous obstacles to allow students to graduate this year.
After Hurricane Katrina struck last year, the campus was covered in nearly eight feet of water.
Said Obama, “Thanks for allowing me to share in your miracle.”
THE EVANGELIST (ALBANY), July 20 — A contingent of 13 people from Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., did something very unusual during this year’s summer vacation.
helped to restore a Jewish cemetery near the
trip was the idea of Albany-area orthodontist Michael Lozman,
whose Jewish father emigrated from
they left, the students took a seminar that discussed the Holocaust,
“It was an enormous sense of accomplishment when you realized what you’ve done,” junior Brian Hicks said of the graveyard restoration. “There was a sense of teamwork and cooperation, of people working together for one goal: to restore justice for a community.”
An Arresting Class
TAMPA TRIBUNE, Aug. 8 —
the crime-fighting duo earned master’s degrees in criminal
justice last December from the Catholic university located 30 miles
Terry Danner, head of St. Leo’s criminal justice program, told the Tribune that cops need to be well-educated these days.
Said Danner: “It’s not just checking locks and wrestling drunks anymore.”