Giant tuition hike coming – where are the students?

Becky Pallack at the Star has been doing a good job on her Campus Correspondent blog highlighting the fact that undergrads at UA are facing a tuition and fee increase next year of nearly $2,000 (up from the nearly $550 tuition and fee increase they had this year and the $766 tacked-on “tuition surcharge”), but … More Giant tuition hike coming – where are the students?

Nuns on Oprah

I don’t watch daytime TV, so I can’t tell you for sure that Oprah has never had a story about nuns, but my guess is that yesterday’s show featuring a group of Dominican Order sisters was a first. Correspondent Lisa Ling interviewed a congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Mary based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. … More Nuns on Oprah

Mark your calendar: Talk on free will; march for peace

Interesting talk this week for the thinkers among us: University of Arizona philosophy professor Shaun Nichols will be speaking Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Thomas More Catholic Newman Center on the topic of free will. His talk is titled Our belief in free will: Why we have it and what if we lose … More Mark your calendar: Talk on free will; march for peace

Abstinence sex ed w/out morality lecture prove effective

The LA Times buried the lede in this story, putting it in the second to the last paragraph, which makes critical minds wonder, “Is it true what they say about the media having a bias?” But for those who stuck it out through the whole story, the news is this: In a two-year study among … More Abstinence sex ed w/out morality lecture prove effective

Something for the critics

Thinking of particular folks in the comments section with this brief post directing everyone over to John Allen’s blog at National Catholic Reporter. It points out the nuances of the evangelical trend that is occuring in various faiths, including Catholicism. Read it here.