Magazine article University Business

New Pope, New Hopes for Catholic Higher Learning

Magazine article University Business

New Pope, New Hopes for Catholic Higher Learning

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With international attention focused on Rome, the election of a new Pope rang out a welcoming chime that now resonates deep within the Catholic higher learning community. The Pontiff's noble dedication to care for the poor embraces the heart and soul of Catholic scholarship. These faith-inspired reverberations can be felt from Spokane, Washington to Standish, Maine, and from Cleveland, Ohio to Worcester, Massachusetts.

Just consider the Cinderella story of Gonzaga University (Wash.)'s No. 1 ranked Western NCAA men's basketball team. Gonzaga also ranks at the top in producing alumni appointed to the Peace Corps.

In Ohio, John Carroll University takes considerable pride in student athlete success stories. JCU has produced role models like Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher, the 2012 winner of the Bart Starr Award, exemplifying leadership and character. On campus, we listened in on faculty-student conversations focused on global peace, justice, human rights, mediation, and conflict resolution topics. "John Carroll's campus was electric when Pope Francis was announced," says President Father Neihoff. "This news was galvanizing for the John Carroll community. This is a huge opportunity for the world to learn more about the Jesuits and our 450-year tradition of excellence in higher education."

Nestled on the shores of Sebago Lake in Maine, the Sisters of Mercy founded St. Joseph's College in 1912--creating an international community of Roman Catholic women leaders, dedicated to addressing poverty, sickness, and education. …

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