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  • Mount St. Mary’s and the future of Catholic higher education

    Mount St. Mary’s and the future of Catholic higher education

    The controversy at Mount St. Mary’s, a Catholic university in Emmitsburg, Maryland, made headlines for weeks: A brutally blunt new president, his plan to boost retention numbers by getting rid of poor-performing students early, the firing of professors who disagreed with him, and a faculty vote of no-confidence in his

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  • Mount St. Mary's president is back at work

    Despite a vote of no confidence and demands that he step down by 9 a.m. Monday, Mount St. Mary’s University President Simon Newman is back at work – with the university saying students support the controversial leader. A university spokesman confirmed to the Frederick News Post that Newman had not

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  • Mount St. Mary's faculty ask embattled president to resign

    The ongoing battle between the president of the nation’s second oldest Catholic university and its faculty took an unexpected twist late Friday, when the president of Mount St. Mary’s University announced that he had offered two fired professors their jobs back. But it might have been too little, too late, as

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