A native of Kenya, Maathai is founder of a popular movement to protect the environment, improve the lot of women and fight corruption in Africa.
In a recent letter, Maathai said: “On a daily basis, I saw women working hard for higher goals and inner goals.”
Maathai holds the college's medal for alumnae “who have served others significantly in the spirit of Christ.”
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The Biloxi daily asked Sarah Nicholas, a representative for the state College Board, for her reaction to Peterson's claim. Nicholas said home-schooled students often score higher than public-school students on the SAT and other standardized tests.
“I don't know why,” Nicholas said. “But historically, students who are home schooled usually have exceptionally high scores on those tests.”
EXPATICA, Oct. 11 — A large number of secondary schools in Holland either refused to accept or destroyed copies of a magazine sponsored by the national educational ministry to promote tolerance of homosexuality, reported the Dutch news site.
The magazine includes interviews with celebrities about their positive impressions of homosexuality, a photo page depicting homosexual couples kissing and a “tolerance test.”
Christian schools and schools with large immigrant populations took the lead in rejecting the magazine.
The accolade was part of the conclusion of centenary celebrations for the school founded just north of the city by the Ursuline Sisters in 1904.
A mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral was also celebrated by Cardinal Edward Egan, who received the college's Centennial Medal in hour of his commitment to education.
The new St. Thomas More Church was dedicated by Brooklyn Bishop Thomas DiMarzio in the company of the Vincentian priests who staff the university.
The church's construction was funded through a gift from alumnus John Brennan.
The gift, which came from the estate of a woman who had supported several Catholic institutions, will be used primarily for the endowment fund.
Run by the Sisters of Christian Charity and the Religious of the Sacred Heart, the school sees almost 100% of its students accepted to college.
- Oct. 31-Nov. 6, 2004