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Housing Offers Students Off-Campus Living Under Master Lease

July 19, 2010

Housing Services has offered some students the opportunity to live off-campus under a master lease organized by the University at the Cloisters Apartments, an apartment complex popular with students and located less than a mile from the University.

“Housing Services has obtained a limited number of units and anticipates that these will be requested very quickly,” said Kyle Wilkie, coordinator of assignments and marketing for University Housing Services in an e-mail. Read more…


Garvey Chosen as 15th University President

June 15, 2010

John H. Garvey, dean of Boston College Law School since 1999, has been appointed the University’s 15th president. The position will be effective July 1, 2010.

Garvey is the first lay man to lead the University since 1982.

“For more than a decade I have been the dean of Boston College Law School, an institution I have loved and been honored to serve. I can think of no other job I would have left BC for. But I have been committed for much of my life to advancing the cause of Catholic higher education, and there is no better place to do that than at The Catholic University of America,” Garvey said in a University press release. “I hope during my term as president to continue the work Bishop O’Connell has done to build the quality of its academic programs, both graduate and undergraduate, and the endowment necessary to support them.” Read more…

Blog Speculates New Univ. President Candidates

June 8, 2010

The American Papist Blog reported that the search for the next University President has been narrowed down to two candidates, Jim Towey of Saint Vincent College and John Garvey, dean of the Boston College law school.

The University has yet to comment on either candidate.

The search for the next president has been on-going since last fall, when University President Rev. David M. O’Connell announced his leaving.

A search committee was formed for the next candidate and has been lead by alumnus and Archbishop of Detriot Rev. Allen H. Vigneron.

Recently, O’Connell was announced as the next Bishop of the Trenton, New Jersey Diocese.

The University’s Board of Trustees also held their June meeting this week.

Univ. President Appointed Bishop

June 4, 2010

University President Rev. David M. O’Connell has been appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey by Pope Benedict XVI. O’Connell will succed the Reverend John Mortimer Smith, the current bishop of Trenton, who turns 75 in June. Read more…

Univ. Meets Middle States Standards

April 15, 2010

University President David M. O’Connell announced via e-mail yesterday that the University has completed its Middle States Commission on Higher Education review and has met all 14 standards of review put forth in the MSCHE’s publication Characteristics of Excellence. Read more…

Univ. Chaplain to Leave CUA

April 8, 2010

University President Rev. David M. O’Connell announced that University Chaplian and director of campus ministry Rev. Robert F. Schlageter, will be leaving the University this summer to take a new assignment for his religious community.

The exact location and timing of his move will be announced following the Conventual Franciscans’ chapter meeting later this spring.

Father O’Connell met with the provincial superior of the Conventual Franciscans to determine Father Bob’s successor and to establish a renewable, four-year contract for continuity of service by three Conventual Franciscan friars in campus ministry.

A third Conventual Franciscan friar will join the new university chaplain and Rev. Andrew Santamauro, also a member of the religious community and current associate chaplain for faith development, before the fall 2010 semester. A fourth Conventual Franciscan, Brother Leonard Katusz, also works at CUA in the university libraries.

“It has been such a privilege for me to serve at Catholic for these last 12 years,” observed Father Bob. “Every moment has been a gift. I will always treasure my time here. I have received so much more than I could ever have given.”

“I leave Catholic University with very mixed emotions,” said Father Bob. “I am thankful for the privilege of being a part of so many lives. I want to thank Father O’Connell for his support and vision over these last 12 years. His support has meant so much to me and the spiritual life here at Catholic.

Softball Riding Nine Game Winning Streak

March 29, 2010

The Lady Cardinals softball team is continuing its winning ways. They are currently boasting a nine game winning streak with recent double header wins over Mary Baldwin, Mary Washington, and Frostburg State. In these games, the Lady Cardinals have out scored their opponents by a combined score of 42 – 8. Read more…