- May 8, 2021
The head of the Vatican’s justice, peace and human development efforts urged over 700 graduates of the University of Saint Francis to follow the example of their school’s namesake and the advice of the pope who shares his name.
As Catholic colleges grapple with how to reopen in the fall, many are already saying they will require their students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and some schools are also mandating that staff members be vaccinated.
Jesuit-run Creighton University’s new $100 million, 180,000-square-foot health sciences campus in Phoenix, scheduled to open for classes this fall, is welcome news not only to patients but to those who plan a career in medicine.
The creation of a new master’s of fine arts degree program in creative writing at the University of St. Thomas in Houston marks a breakthrough in a resurgence of Catholic literary arts, said its founders.
While the coronavirus pandemic upended most aspects of college life this past year, its impact on students’ mental health has had Catholic college and university leaders looking for new ways to reach students and get resources to them.
Boston College is investigating the chairman of its theology department after a former classmate at the University of Notre Dame accused him of sexually assaulting her.
An alliance of presidents of U.S. colleges and universities, including Catholic institutions, said the bipartisan DREAM Act of 2021 “represents the first step to restore certainty into the lives of young adults, students, and other aspiring Americans who want nothing more than to be an integral part of the fabric of this country.”
A Catholic university in Cincinnati will appoint the first woman to lead the school in its 190-year history, school officials announced Monday.