BY John Lilly
August 20-26, 2006 Issue | Posted 8/21/06 at 9:00 AM
Freshmen Flock to CUA
THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA,
Aug. 9 — A record freshman class of more than 860
students from 46 states and 22 countries will attend The Catholic University of
America’s campus in
The university will stage a variety of events to inaugurate the new school year.
Following new student orientation Aug.24-27, classes
will begin Aug. 28. The Mass of the Holy Spirit will be held Aug. 31 at the
Basilica of the National Shrine, following which the university will host a
picnic to welcome
Another popular feature of the back-to-school period at CUA returns this year: “room blessings.”
Franciscan friars from the campus ministry office will make the blessings available to students living on campus from Sept. 18-28. According to the university, 75% of eligible students have participated in the ritual in recent years.
Rights Advocate Dies
WASHINGTON POST, Aug. 5 — Loretta Myrtle Butler, 91, a trail-blazing Catholic African-American scholar and civil-rights advocate, died July 14 in Washington.
Post detailed some of
Her college teaching career included jobs at
Miami’s Emigré University
HERALD, Aug. 5 —
The university —
These days, less dramatic challenges confront the 3,000-student university. Over the next four years, the Miami Herald reported, it plans to reenter the NCAA, relaunch its men’s and women’s basketball teams, add new degrees and open three new buildings.
Business ‘Boot Camp’
July 31 —
The two-week camp, which ran this year from July 31 - Aug. 12, gathered 15 “social entrepreneurs” from around the world at the Jesuit university’s Center for Science, Technology and Society.
According to Jim Koch, the center’s executive
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