Catholic University Releases Operational and Financial Update, Plan for Faculty Salary Cuts “Off the Table” for Now

Photo Courtesy of The Catholic University of America By Jessica Fetrow The Catholic University of America released a more in-depth breakdown of its operational and budgetary plans for the 2020-2021 academic year Tuesday morning, clarifying concerns on measures for combating the COVID-19 financial crisis. In an email addressed to the members of the Catholic University Read More …

“No Credible Evidence” Found Against Monsignor Walter Rossi

Photo Courtesy of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception By Renee Rasmussen A statement released on June 12 by the Diocese of Scranton announced that the investigation into Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, found “no credible evidence” regarding allegations of personal misconduct. Read More …

Members of Catholic University Community Show Their Support for Black Lives Matter Movement

Photo Courtesy of Franciscan Action Network By Jessica Fetrow Several members of the Catholic University community have stepped forward to express their support of the Black Lives Matter movement efforts on campus amid ongoing nationwide racial tension following the death of George Floyd, a Black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25.  Read More …

Student Town Hall Announces Updates for Fall 2020 Semester

Image Courtesy of The Catholic University of America By Anna Harvey  This past Wednesday evening, over 300 students, parents, and faculty members met for a virtual town hall meeting over Zoom, during which they learned of upcoming changes and requirements for the 2020 fall semester. Faculty members took turns explaining how various facets and departments Read More …

Trump’s Disappointing Rallied Return

Photo Courtesy of: The Verge By: Jeremy Perillo President Donald Trump hosted his first campaign rally following months of a coronavirus-induced hiatus to his signature campaign strategy. The event was not without controversy, as the rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma had been in the media for weeks due to the significant attention and pushback received surrounding Read More …

D.C. Statehood Movement: Unruffled by Coronavirus And Approaching Potential Milestone Amid Protests

Courtesy of CNN.com By Eva Lynch While much of the country remains in a pandemic-induced lockdown, District of Columbia residents are experiencing some rare normalcy from a pre-coronavirus world, as the next milestone in the continued momentum toward gaining statehood for D.C. has been achieved. The movement, supported by the overwhelming majority of D.C. residents Read More …

Commencement Ceremony Postponement Announced Over Instagram Post

Image courtesy of Catholic University’s Instagram page By Noelia Veras On June 16, Catholic University’s Instagram page announced that an in-person commencement ceremony would no longer be happening this August. It was not until after this post that an email was sent to the Catholic University community. The post, which announced the further postponement of Read More …