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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.


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.


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.


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.


Thomas Aquinas College Announces Tuition Freeze for Next Academic Year
11/13/2014
Thomas Aquinas College (TAC) in Santa Paula, Calif.,recently announced a tuition freeze for the year. The College’s goal is that a TAC education remains a “viable” option for students during “trying economic times,” President Dr. Michael McLean said in the news release.


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.


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.


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.


College of St. Mary Magdalen Extends Free Room and Board Offer to 2015
10/30/2014
The College of Saint Mary Magdalen, in Warner, N.H., recently announced that it will extend its “Free Room and Board Initiative” to students enrolling in 2015. The Initiative, which began in April 2014, grants free room and board to freshman and transfer students.


UST-Houston Increases Scholarships to Make ‘Excellent Faith Based Education’ More Affordable
10/29/2014
University of St. Thomas (UST) in Houston, Tex., will increase its scholarship funds to $14.8 million starting in the fall of 2015, the University recently announced.


New Ave Maria Law Scholarships Available to Grads from Newman Guide Colleges
10/22/2014
The Ave Maria School of Law announced new scholarships, beginning for the Summer/Fall 2015 term. “Ave Maria School of Law seeks to admit men and women who are drawn to our distinctive mission of educating lawyers within the Catholic intellectual tradition,” read the news release.


DePaul University Testing 'Queer Peers' Mentorship Program
10/17/2014
DePaul University’s LGBTQA Student Services office is piloting a new initiative called “Queer Peers,” according to The DePaulia, in which “newly out students” are connected with current students. The application offers the option to indicate gender-neutral pronouns and interest in activism.


Christendom College Launched Scholarship Matching Program
10/17/2014
According to a Christendom press release, students accepted into the College may submit a request asking the scholarship committee to review and match other scholarship offers they have received.


Professor Sees Catholic Mission Conflict in Notre Dame’s ‘Crossroads’ Project
10/1/2014
The University of Notre Dame is planning to move forward with its $400 million “Campus Crossroads Project” that would see the iconic University stadium become the “crossroads” of campus, despite a warning that the change would be detrimental to Notre Dame’s Catholic mission.


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.”


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