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Marquette Prof. McAdams Points to Blog in Support of Catholic Identity as Cause of Suspension
12/18/2014
Marquette University professor John McAdams indicated that an article on his blog—which exposes Catholic identity scandals at the university—is likely the cause of his suspension. The Cardinal Newman Society spoke with McAdams in an exclusive interview today.


Faithful Catholic Colleges Featured in Kiplinger ‘Best Value’ Rankings
12/18/2014
Several colleges and universities recommended in The Newman Guide were recently recognized as “Best Value Colleges” by Kiplinger, a business and personal finance publisher.


‘Schools of Excellence’ Offer Strong Catholic Identity, Unique Opportunities for Students
12/17/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society spoke to leaders of six Catholic schools recognized by the Newman Society's Catholic Education Honor Roll as “Schools of Excellence” to showcase the uniqueness and strengths offered at different Schools of Excellence.


Pro-Life Publication at Catholic U. Named a Best Journal
12/17/2014
A pro-life academic journal, published by students at The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., was recently recognized by an award from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute and the Collegiate Network.


Faithful College Grads Mentor Catholic Teachers in ‘Living Authentically Catholic Life’
12/16/2014
Two alumni from the Gulf Region Academy for Catholic Educators program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston recently returned to the program to mentor current students and help them discover what it means to be a Catholic teacher.


Archdiocese Creates Office of Catholic Identity to Strengthen Catholic Schools
12/15/2014
Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco is introducing a new, first-of-its-kind archdiocesan office that will work with Catholic high schools to ensure and strengthen their Catholic identity, according to Catholic San Francisco.


Notre Dame Offers Course Preparing Students for Anti-Christian Conference
12/15/2014
The University of Notre Dame is offering a course for the upcoming spring semester that includes in-class preparation for a conference with indications of anti-Christian sentiments.


New Book on ‘Renewal of Catholic History’ Set to Inspire Next Generation of Scholars
12/11/2014
Co-authors of the recently released book, The Past as Pilgrimage: Narrative, Tradition and the Renewal of Catholic History, shared their insights regarding the study of history and the tremendous need to educate and raise up a new generation of Catholic historians.


Center for Faith and Culture Is Making Strides at Univ. of St. Thomas in Houston
12/10/2014
In light of its 20th anniversary, Fr. Nesti, the Center’s founder and current director, spoke with the Society about the Center’s role at UST and how it has grown over the past two decades.


Student Thanks Walsh Univ. for Formation Leading to Creation of Charity
12/9/2014
Daniel Widder, a recent graduate from Walsh University, founded a project dedicated to assisting orphan children in Ukraine. Widder recently spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society about “Change for Ukraine” and how his Walsh education prepared him for his charitable work.


Thomas Aquinas College a Great Foundation for Studying Architecture, Says Alumnus
12/5/2014
Anthony Grumbine, an alumnus and design associate at Harrison Design in Santa Barbara, Calif., spoke to students about the state of architectural studies and pursuing careers in the architecture field.


New Aquinas College Nursing Degree Unites Dominican Charism, New Evangelization
12/5/2014
Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., recently reached the next “milestone” in its strategic expansion plan as the Tennessee Board of Education approved the College’s new Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.


Unique Walsh Program Produces ‘Graduates Highly Regarded in Education, Teaching’
12/4/2014
According to the University, the program "produce[s] exceptional teachers, who are making a difference in the lives of students every day."


Catholic Intellectual Tradition Is ‘Greatest Gift’ Catholic Colleges Can Give Students, Says CUA President
12/4/2014
What happens in the classroom concerning literature, art, music, and other subjects, in addition to ecclesiastical studies, must attend to the Catholic intellectual tradition, he remarked.


Catholic Intellectual Bozell’s Legacy Continues at Christendom College
12/4/2014
The influence of Catholic conservative L. Brent Bozell, Jr.—whose life was recently celebrated at Christendom College and is chronicled in the biography, “Living on Fire: The Life of L. Brent Bozell, Jr.”—helped spark today’s movement for renewal in Catholic culture and education.


Professor Explains Economic Thought of Pope Benedict for Catholic Universities
12/2/2014
The final encyclical of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, Caritas in Veritate, offers a unique principle for the application and study of economics and business, argues Belmont Abbey College’s Dr. Gary Scott in this year’s volume of the Catholic Social Science Review.


University of Mary Accounting Program Ranked Second in Nation
12/1/2014
The online accounting program at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., was recently ranked as the second best accounting program in the country by Affordable Colleges Online (ACO), the University announced on its website.


Ave Maria Hits ‘Milestone’ in Creation of New Nursing Program
11/28/2014
The Florida Board of Nursing recently approved the new nursing program beginning at Ave Maria University. Classes will reportedly begin soon for those interested in the new major, with the first graduates slated for the 2016-17 academic year.


Students Give Thanks for Humanities at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts
11/26/2014
Marlene Schuler, a recent graduate of The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts (TMC) in Merrimack, N.H., interviewed several current students about the humanities curriculum ingrained in the College for a new article on the TMC website.


Scott Hahn Recommends Graduate Programs in Theology
11/25/2014
Dr. Scott Hahn recently spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society about his recommendations and advice for students considering an advanced degree in theology.


Controversy over Same-Sex Marriage Discussion at Marquette Gets National Attention
11/25/2014
“I’m not a Catholic—but it seems to me Marquette University is one of those CINO schools—Catholic in Name Only,” wrote Fox News & Commentary host Todd Starnes, concerning the controversy over discussing same-sex marriage in the classroom at the Jesuit University.


Franciscan University Symposium: True Catholic Identity Requires ‘Commitment to Faith’
11/21/2014
Franciscan University of Steubenville hosted Fr. Ryan, a past Mount St. Mary’s University professor who currently leads the USCCB’s Secretariat of Doctrine and Canonical Affairs, as one of the four speakers at its “Freedom and Fidelity” symposium last weekend.


Bishop Flores: Catholic Schools Must Continue Outreach to Underserved, Immigrant Communities
11/21/2014
The Church must make a “special, intentional effort” to reach out to underserved communities and to find ways to make Catholic schooling a possibility for them, Bishop Flores, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, stated on Register Radio.


Wyoming Catholic College Reaches ‘Major Milestone’ in Accreditation Process
11/20/2014
"It's an understatement to say that this is an exciting day in the history of the College," WCC President Kevin Roberts said in the College news release. "This is yet another milestone for WCC, and confers an important stamp of legitimacy on any premier institution of higher learning."


Increase in Homeschooling Linked to Common Core Implementation
11/20/2014
Evidence shows that parents are choosing to homeschool their children in order to escape the Common Core State Standards, two leaders in the Catholic homeschooling field told The Cardinal Newman Society.


Thomas Aquinas College Graduates Lead Faithful Catholic Schools
11/19/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently spoke to four graduates of Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, Calif., about their experiences at the College and how an education in the liberal arts shaped them to be the educational leaders they are today.


Hildebrand Project Director Illuminates Dietrich von Hildebrand’s Life of Service to Truth
11/17/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently conducted an interview with John Henry Crosby, founder and director of the Hildebrand Project and author of My Battle Against Hitler, the memoir of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s fight against Nazism.


Belmont Abbey Takes Next Step in Providing Affordable, Catholic Education
11/17/2014
Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, N.C., recently announced the opening of a new student services center. The new center is the next step in a larger plan to provide an affordable, private, and Catholic education, reported the College.


Ave Maria Univ. Hopes New Science Programs Will ‘Bear Witness to the Truth’
11/14/2014
Dr. Michael Dauphinais, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty at Ave Maria University, spoke with The Cardinal Newman Society in a recent interview about the six new academic programs added at the University, bringing the total number of majors offered to 29.


University of Mary Announces ‘Year-Round Campus’
11/13/2014
University President Monsignor James Shea reportedly called the program an "innovative and student-centered response to changing dynamics of today's higher education market."


New Major at Christendom a ‘First Step’ in Expanding Math, Natural Science Offerings
11/12/2014
The new major will distinguish itself from similar programs, said Dr. Greg Townsend, vice president for academic affairs, because students will comprehend "the relationship of the subject to the rest of human knowledge."


Marquette Professor Raises Concerns over University’s Version of ‘Social Justice’
11/12/2014
A Marquette University professor recently raised concerns about the way the concept of social justice is typically understood at Marquette.


Common Core Just Latest Defective Education Policy, Says Wyoming Catholic President
11/12/2014
“The problems we are having today with the Common Core are not new problems,” Dr. Roberts said on the WCC website. “The Common Core is just the most recent in a century-long history of defective education policy.”


Students Have Rave Reviews for Newman Guide-Recommended Catholic Colleges
11/11/2014
Students from colleges recommended in The Newman Guide recently appeared as guests on the Ave Maria Radio program “Mast Appeal.” The Society helped to coordinate interviews to give students the opportunity to share their experiences attending faithful Catholic colleges.


Pontifical Universities Are Key to Understanding Family, Cardinal Scola Says
11/11/2014
Cardinal Scola, a former rector and professor at the Pontifical Lateran University, opened the academic year at the Lateran with a lecture on Pope Francis' vision for universities.


Providence College Professor Authors Book to ‘Reclaim Catholic Social Teaching’
11/10/2014
Anthony Esolen posits that many institutions have narrowed and even "hi-jacked" Catholic social teaching by limiting it to the last couple decades, particularly the social situations in the post-industrial west.


Hobby Lobby ‘Not a Victory for Religious Freedom,’ Speaker Tells Students at Santa Clara
11/10/2014
Leslie Griffin, a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, recently spoke to students at Santa Clara University arguing that the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling limited women’s rights and was not a victory for religious freedom, The Santa Clara reported.


Univ. of Dallas Celebrates 20 Years of Rome Summer Program for High Schoolers
11/10/2014
To celebrate 20 years of high school summer programming in Rome, the University of Dallas will lower the price of its three summer programs for 2015, the University recently reported.


Families Praise ‘Brilliant’ Program Helping Students Get Recruited by Faithful Colleges
11/7/2014
“Catholic high school students are enjoying a whole new college search process with ‘Recruit Me,’” reported Aleteia, highlighting the success of the The Cardinal Newman Society’s innovative new Recruit Me project with comments from parents and college admissions directors.


Liberal Arts ‘Crucial’ for Students, Says Duke President at Notre Dame Forum
11/7/2014
The liberal arts are “crucial for each student’s education,” Duke University president Richard Brodhead recently stated in a talk given to the University of Notre Dame’s forum on curriculum change, according to The Observer.


Catholic Univ. Teams with Museum, Presents ‘Mary’s Profound Cultural Impact’ Exhibit
11/7/2014
The Catholic University of America and the National Museum of Women in the Arts have collaborated to display Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea, an exhibit featuring paintings, sculptures, and textiles from Baroque and Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo, Titian, and Caravaggio.


True Academic Freedom Should Seek Truth, Not Conformity, Argues Biology Prof.
11/7/2014
Academic freedom is “a means to an end: the pursuit of knowledge and truth,” wrote Daniel Kuebler, professor of biology and faculty associate of the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Policy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, in his article at Public Discourse.


St. John’s College President: College Is for Student Maturation, Not Information Transfer
11/6/2014
"The educated graduate is an independent learner, able to seek out answers to whatever questions arise, and able to direct his or her own learning in accordance with the challenges that life presents in the circumstances of his or her own life," Nelson wrote.


New Center at St. Bonaventure University Seeks to Strengthen Catholic Identity
11/6/2014
The Cardinal Newman Society recently spoke with Brother Ross Chamberland, O. F. M., the executive director of the new Lateran Center for Catholic Identity at St. Bonaventure University, in an exclusive interview discussing plans to strengthen Catholic identity at the institution.


New Nursing Majors to Receive Free Senior Year at University of Mary
11/5/2014
The University of Mary (U Mary) in Bismarck, N.D.,recently announced the reception of a $10 million donation from Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). The funding, according to the University, will provide scholarship opportunities for students in nursing and other healthcare fields.


Counseling, Psychology Programs at Walsh Univ. and Franciscan Univ. Make Top 25 List
11/5/2014
The Counseling and Human Development program at Walsh and the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Franciscan were both listed among the “Top 25 Most Affordable, Accredited, Graduate Degree Programs in Counseling and Psychology in the Mid-West for 2014.”


Augustine Institute Seeking Catholic Leaders, Offers Full Scholarships for Three Grad Students
11/5/2014
The Augustine Institute in Denver, Co., is now accepting applications for the John Paul II Scholarship. The Institute will choose three John Paul II Scholars from the entering class of 2015 who are “faithful, gifted, and vibrant potential leaders,” according to its website.


Archbishop Chaput: The Goal of Catholic Education is to ‘Equip Saints’
11/4/2014
The goal of Catholic education is “to equip saints for life in this world and the next,” Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia stated in a pastoral letter released by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on November 3.


Catholic Studies Stands against Relativism, Pessimism, Fundamentalism, Says Author
11/3/2014
Written in response to the 20 Years of Catholic Studies Conference held earlier this year at the University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., John Goerke's article in the National Catholic Register explains the nature and importance of Catholic studies.


New Mexico Court Rules ‘Students Can’t Be Barred’ Because of Faith
10/31/2014
A New Mexico textbook lending program serving students in both public and private schools was challenged on the grounds that it was potentially violating New Mexico’s Blaine Amendment, which forbids government aid to private or religiously affiliated schools.


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