Higher ed in the headlines.
BY John Lilly
May 7-13, 2006 Issue | Posted 5/8/06 at 11:00 AM
THE WASHINGTON POST, April 21 — In direct response to a public complaint from the Cardinal Newman Society, Georgetown University said its “Women’s Center Web page is currently closed down while we update the content and links” in order to remove direct or indirect references to abortion services.
The action was a significant
triumph for the Newman Society, which promotes stronger fidelity to Church
teaching by Catholic colleges, and had identified
The story about the
BULLETIN TODAY, April 19 — In
an effort to “maintain the integrity of the university’s Catholic nature,”
Father Dennis Dease said in a column for the campus publication that the new policy “is not about the private lives or consciences of faculty and staff.”
Rather, it is about
In two separate incidents in the past year, the university disallowed shared-room arrangements by unmarried faculty members.
MADISON CAPITAL TIMES, April 21 — The UW Roman Catholic Foundation, serving University of Wisconsin-Madison students, cannot receive student government funding for religious activities, announced University Chancellor John Wiley.
To that end, the student government approved a $147,000 budget for the Roman Catholic Foundation in February.
The student government is expected to formally object to Wiley’s decision, which could also be appealed within the university and may ultimately be decided by the civil courts.
WASHINGTON POST, April 22 — The editor-in-chief of the student newspaper at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., says she had to struggle to keep the publication on display as the university hosted hundreds of prospective students who were visiting campus.
Editor Kate McGovern told the wire service that she was told that the paper, which featured a story about a rash of recent crimes in the campus vicinity, had been removed by the admissions office from a newspaper rack in their building.
The newspapers were later returned to their stand.
THE SCOTSMAN, April 7 —
A Church of Scotland minister and education leader has sparked fury by calling
for no more faith schools to be set up in
Aitken stopped short of calling for Catholic schools
to be abolished, claiming they were part of
His comments were seen by campaigners for state-funded Muslim schools as targeted at them.
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