Higher ed in the headlines.
BY John Lilly
April 30-May 6, 2006 Issue | Posted 5/1/06 at 10:00 AM
AMERICAN-STATESMAN, April 3 — The Austin, Texas, daily examines how the Holy Cross Brothers’ St. Edward’s University is making the transition to lay leadership as the number of brothers on campus declines.
In pointing out how students “frequently turn to the calming presence of the … brothers,” and how they are “beloved for their kindness and [their] academic and spiritual guidance,” the story effectively points to what is irreplaceable about religious who “dedicate themselves to education.”
The 40 brothers who work at the
NATIONAL REVIEW, April 18 — A piece on the
magazine’s website by Tim Graham of the
pounded Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan about how his vision for a Catholic
college town in
He added: “It was Couric who dragged the Nazi connections out, no matter how strained, for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Pope Benedict, and then lectured others about peddling ‘dirty’ allegations.”
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, April 18 — During Holy Week,
“Sisters and brothers from
a university vice president, told Novakthat he
believes “there is a conscious Israeli policy of getting rid of the Christian
minority, whose discomfiture is more politically embarrassing for
THE OBSERVER, April 5 — Sensitivity about ethnic nicknames for college sports teams has finally extended to the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, though it is doubtful that the moniker is in any danger.
In response to several complaints in the independent student newspaper by fellow students that the nickname either exploits Ireland and the Irish or denigrates them for savagery, junior Patrick Rigney points out that the nickname surged up among opposing fans who were impressed by the play of a football team “comprised mostly of Irish Catholics.”
The team’s official nickname had been the Terriers until the university bowed to popular usage and formally adopted the current nickname in 1927.
Towey’s background includes vast experience in health and human services, including as the founder of an organization to improve care of the elderly.
He also represented Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s Missionaries of Charity on legal matters for 12 years.
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