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Colleges in Newman Guide Rank Well with U.S. News and World Report
9/23/2014
Colleges recommended in The Newman Guide ranked well in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 edition of Best Colleges. 


Indonesian Student Credits Newman Guide for Helping Find Right College
9/17/2014
An Indonesian student at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Academy (OLSWA) in Barry’s Bay, Ontario, recently credited The Newman Guide for Choosing a Catholic College for introducing him to the Catholic institution.


Faithful Catholic Universities Stand Out from Crowd, Argues Magdalen President
9/11/2014
Catholic universities faithful to the Church “are becoming stronger, better known, more recognizable [and] more easily distinguished” from other less faithful Catholic institutions, argued Dr. George Harne, president of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen.


Mount St. Mary’s U., Catholic University Form New Law Program Partnership
9/5/2014
Two ­Newman Guide-recommended universities—Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md., and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.—recently formed a partnership that will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and a law degree in six years.


Catholic Identity, Professionalism at Heart of Franciscan’s Newly Accredited Program
9/2/2014
The Clinical Mental Health Counseling master’s degree program at Franciscan University of Steubenville received accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) this summer.


Nation’s First Catholic High School for Special Needs Students Set to Open
9/2/2014
Efforts are underway to open a new Catholic high school, the first of its kind, for students with special needs.


University of Dallas Receives Top National Ranking for Mathematics Grads
9/2/2014
The University of Dallas (UD) in Irving, Tex., recently announced that its mathematics department received the top ranking in a new national study.


Washington Monthly Features Colleges Recommended in Newman Guide
8/29/2014
Washington Monthly recently released its rankings of four-year colleges and universities across the nation. This year’s 2014 college guide included many colleges and universities recommend in The Newman Guide.


Univ. St. Thomas in Houston Helps Fund Local Catholic Education
8/26/2014
A new program is underway at the University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston to offer the dependents of full-time University employees reduced tuition at Catholic schools within the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, the University reported.


St. Joseph’s University President and Vice President to Step Down
8/22/2014
President Father C. Kevin Gillespie, S.J. and vice president John Smithson of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia will step down at the end of the 2014-15 academic year, according to NBC.


Catholic School Forced to Grant Exemption from Liturgies, Retreats
8/22/2014
After a series of exchanges between a Catholic-school parent and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District in Ontario, the Ontario Superior Court ruled in April that Notre Dame School in Brampton must exempt a student from taking part in compulsory liturgies and retreats.


Walsh University Forms School of Arts and Sciences
8/20/2014
Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio, recently formed a new School of Arts and Sciences, the University reported. It is one of three comprehensive schools now found at Walsh.


Grads in Science, Tech, Math to ‘Lead Ethically’, Says President of UST in Houston
8/20/2014
The University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston has been rapidly expanding its science, technology, engineering and math programs (STEM), reported the Houston Chronicle last week. The expansion is reportedly a result of both societal need and student demand.


DeSales University Launches New Doctorate in Physical Therapy
8/20/2014
DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., recently announced that it will begin enrolling students in its new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program this fall. The University is now a candidate for accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy in Education.


Catholic Studies Program Founder at UST in Minnesota Retires after 21 Years at Helm
8/14/2014
Don Briel, founder of the Catholic Studies department at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minn., is retiring after 21 years in charge of the groundbreaking program.


Former Yale Professor Praises Religious, Liberal Arts Colleges over Ivy League
8/12/2014
The New Republic recently published an opinion piece by former Yale professor William Deresiewicz, in which he provides a critique of modern Ivy League universities and suggests benefits of attending religious colleges.


Admissions Policy of Catholic School in U.K. Struck Down by Government Office
7/25/2014
St. Joseph's reportedly had been granting preferred acceptance to students whose families attended Mass at the affiliated church.


New York Post Praises Thomas Aquinas College’s Financial Aid Program
6/23/2014
The New York Post recently highlighted Thomas Aquinas College as one of a few colleges in the country that is “addressing the rising student-debt issue with an innovative use of an old-fashioned concept: work.”


Admissions Officers Meet to Share Best Practices, Strengthen Catholic Identity
6/12/2014
“The admissions officers from many Catholic colleges have been meeting regularly via our conference calls for several years, but this is the first time that they were able to meet in person,” said Bob Laird, the director of programs for the Society.


Free Room and Board for Incoming College of St. Mary Magdalen Students
4/11/2014
"Now more than ever, young people need a faithful and vibrant Catholic education for the good of the Church and the renewal of our nation," said Dr. George Harne, Magdalen president.


University of Dallas Student Overcomes Obstacles to Teach Theology
4/4/2014
"Education goes beyond a degree — it forms your character, who you are as a person... UD has done that for me. I can't even tell you how much I love this school."


Summer Programs Offer Taste of College Life, Engineering at Catholic Univ. of America
3/20/2014
“Engineering New Frontiers” is a weeklong camp, the “High School Drama Institute” is a two-week program and “Experiences in Architecture” is a three-week workshop.


Liberal Arts, Great Outdoors Await High School Students at Wyoming Catholic this Summer
3/12/2014
Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyo., is offering two summer programs for rising high school juniors and seniors.


‘Experience Christendom College’ Summer High School Program
3/12/2014
Described as a “unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience,” Christendom College’s summer program for rising high school seniors is open for registration.


College of Saint Mary Magdalen Announces High School Summer Program Dates
3/12/2014
Rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors are invited to spend two weeks at the College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, N.H., this summer.


Augustine Institute Announces Full-Tuition Scholarships for Theology Graduate Students
3/10/2014
The three students who are selected to receive the scholarships will be named John Paul II Scholars and will be trained “to make a significant and lasting contribution on the new evangelization.” 


New Jersey Catholic College Will Not Renew Many Faculty Contracts, Enrollment Declining
3/10/2014
Mirroring a national trend at many institutions of higher learning, the college, founded by the Felician Sisters in 1923, has seen enrollment decline from 2,400 student to about 2,000 students.


Aquinas College (Tenn.) Revises Growth Plans, Set to Expand Current Campus
3/5/2014
Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., has announced plans to expand its current campus to include a multi-purpose facility with a residential hall, student life center and dining facility.


Assumption College Freezes Tuition, Lays Off 15 Employees
2/27/2014
Just a week after the Catholic college announced a guaranteed tuition freeze for four years for incoming freshman and even extended its application deadline, the college announced the layoffs.


St. Gregory’s University Freezes Tuition, Offers New Scholarship for Oklahoma Students
2/26/2014
"As Oklahoma's only Catholic college, we are deeply committed to extending a Benedictine welcome to more students who may be successful here, regardless of family means," D.Gregory Main, President of St. Gregory's University, said.


Faculty Passes No Confidence Vote against St. Joseph’s Univ. Financial Executives
2/26/2014
“This is a sad day for the university community and the faculty in particular,” said Faculty Senate president Robert Moore, Ph.D. “This is an action, as seen here in evidence, that is widely supported.”


Decline in Enrollment, Budget Shortfall Lead to Layoffs at Loyola U. New Orleans
2/11/2014
Loyola University New Orleans was forced to lay off 18 employees Friday after freshman enrollment dropped 30 percent lower than expected last year.


Financial Expert: How to Afford Catholic Education
2/3/2014
Coming up with an “educational game plan” that links educational goals with financial resources is important for parents wishing to plan how they can afford Catholic education for their children.


Thomas More College Announces 'Faith and Reason' Scholarship Essay Contest
1/21/2014
Applicants to Thomas More College can participate in the contest by submitting a 2- to 3-page essay reflecting on the introduction to Pope Francis' encyclical letter Lumen Fidei.


Colleges Becoming ‘Walmarts of Higher Education,’ Warns Boston College Professor
1/10/2014
A Boston College professor recently warned that pressure to turn out more students more quickly and for less money places colleges in danger of becoming “Walmarts of higher education.”


St. Gregory's University Launches New Partnership with Local College
1/9/2014
Students graduating with associate's degrees from Seminole State College are now eligible to receive approximately 60 hours of credit towards a St. Gregory's University bachelor's degree.


British Kids Baptized to Gain Entrance to Crowded Catholic Schools
1/7/2014
"Late baptisms are often sought by parents who suddenly realise that certificates are needed to meet the entrance requirements of oversubscribed primary schools, it is claimed."


Ave Maria Univ. President Discusses Tuition Reduction, Catholic Identity on EWTN
1/3/2014
The University cut tuition by 22 percent for the next incoming freshman class in order to make Ave Maria "within the reach of as many families as possible," President Jim Towey said.


High-Quality Academics Plus Affordability: Powerful Reasons to Attend a Newman Guide College
10/28/2013
“Catholic families want nothing less than the best value in Catholic education. The institutions we recommend give parents and students their money’s worth and more!” 


Division I Athletics and Faithful Catholic Identity at Mount St. Mary’s University
10/23/2013
"The role of athletics at a Catholic College or University is to help form saints, not win championships. That being said, the two are not mutually exclusive."


Leaders On and Off the Field at Benedictine College
10/11/2013
Catholic Education Daily spoke to Charlie Gartenmayer, director of athletics at Benedictine College, about their holistic formation of students—mind, body and spirit.


Number of Seminarians, Deacons Increasing, Study Finds
9/30/2013
Following decades of downward trends, the number of men currently enrolled in graduate seminaries is the highest it has been in two decades.


Justice Clarence Thomas Credits Influence of Catholic School, Sisters
9/24/2013
Thomas said he drew strength from the Irish sisters who taught him that African-Americans were equal to white people, according to Oregon Live.  


Archdiocese of Washington Reports Improvements in Catholic Schools
9/23/2013
“Catholic education – and our support of it – is not merely an option,” Cardinal Wuerl, the Archbishop of Washington, said. “It is an essential element of the New Evangelization.”


Ave Maria University Slashes Price by 22 Percent
9/20/2013
Tuition and fees will be reduced by 22 percent for new students in 2014-2015, and returning students will benefit from a “tuition and fees freeze."


MOOCs Bad for Catholic Colleges, Argues Theology Professor
9/19/2013
A Catholic theology professor writes that Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) not only fail to accomplish the goals of Catholic education but also undermine them. 


High School Students Introduced to Liberal Arts at Univ. of Dallas
8/26/2013
The “Arete” program consisted of lectures, seminars and activities, such as the students’ own version of the Greek Olympics.


Notre Dame to Admit Undocumented Immigrants as Students
8/22/2013
The decision "will strengthen our incoming class and give deserving young people the chance for a Notre Dame education," according to Don Bishop, associate VP for undergraduate enrollment.


Jesuit Colleges Among Most Expensive in U.S.
8/20/2013
Fordham University leads the 19 Catholic colleges that charged more than $50,000 for full-time undergraduate tuition, fees and room charges in 2012-13, according to the Chronicle.


Schools’ Catholic Identity Part of Revitalization Efforts
8/20/2013
While many dioceses are shrinking the number of schools across the country, there is much reason for hope in cities like New York and Philadelphia, the Register reports.


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