Thomas NeedlesUniversity of Akron AKRON, Ohio -- The newest member of the University of Akron's board of trustees is a former lobbyist for White Hat Management, formerly one of the larger networks of charter schools in Ohio. Thomas Needles, appointed by Gov. John Kasich, is a long-time advocate for school choice. He served as a top education adviser to former Gov. George Voinovich. He worked on former President George H.W. Bush's campaign and served as a special assistant to the president, according to LinkedIn. Over the course of his 15 years in state and federal politics, he also served as the chief lobbyist for the state of Ohio in Washington D.C. Needles' client, White Hat Management, used to be one of the largest charter-school operators in the country, but no longer exists as a corporate entity. You can read a 2008 editorial he wrote for the Akron Beacon-Journal about school choice here. Needles is currently a principal at Compass Consulting Group, where he's … [Read more...] about Former charter school lobbyist appointed to University of Akron board of trustees
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POLITICS 10/02/2018 12:24 pm ET They say William Rainford's comments about the Supreme Court nominee contradict the social work school's teachings on sexual assault survivors. By Carol Kuruvilla Dozens of students, alumni and faculty from the Catholic University of America are demanding that a dean resign after writing tweets that cast aspersions on women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. William C. Rainford, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, was temporarily suspended from his job Friday after he used an official school Twitter handle to disparage Julie Swetnick, who has said Kavanaugh attended a party where she was gang raped in 1982. More than 100 people protested Monday on the university’s campus in Washington, D.C., saying officials’ decision to suspend Rainford for the rest of the semester didn’t go far enough. Organizers said on Facebook that they were gathering to … [Read more...] about Catholic University Students Protest Dean Who Railed Against Kavanaugh Accusers
Sarah Larimer, The Washington Post Published 12:41 pm CDT, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 WASHINGTON - The Catholic University of America announced Monday it had rescinded an honorary degree given to Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal accused of sexually abusing adults and minors for decades. Catholic University awarded the honor to McCarrick, the former archbishop of Washington, in 2006, according to the institution. It marks the first time the school has rescinded an honorary degree. "The entire Catholic University community acknowledges the tragedy of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy, and the deep and lasting pain and suffering of survivors," a university statement said. "We offer our prayers and pastoral support for the survivors, that they and their families encounter healing and peace." MySA News Videos Now Playing: Now Playing SAPD: Home invaders hid in attic, then fatally shot man in his North Side house Media: San Antonio Express-News … [Read more...] about Catholic University of America strips Theodore McCarrick of honorary degree
Photo by NOTRE DAME COLLEGE WEBSITE The administration building of Notre Dame College Students who want to speed up the time it takes to earn a bachelor's and a law degree now have even more options. Ohio schools have been adding so-called 3+3 programs, which combine the last year of a student's undergraduate career and the first year of law school, in recent years. The programs are designed to let students finish both degrees in six years instead of seven.Two more such programs were recently announced by local schools. Political science students at the University of Mount Union in Alliance will now be able to take advantage of Bexley-based Capital University's 3+3 bachelor of arts/juris doctor program.And Notre Dame College in South Euclid has entered into a partnership with the Catholic University of America in D.C. to offer a 3+3 law degree program. A news release said students who are eligible for the Catholic University's law program after three years are also … [Read more...] about New 3+3 programs announced at the University of Mount Union, Notre Dame College
St. Thomas University CFO Anita Britt stepped down from her job Tuesday rather than resign as a board member of the manufacturer of weapons such as the AR-15, the weapon Nikolas Cruz used in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. St. Thomas University CFO Anita Britt stepped down from her job Tuesday rather than resign as a board member of the manufacturer of weapons such as the AR-15, the weapon Nikolas Cruz used in the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Fabiola Santiago She chose the gunmaker over the Catholic university. Good riddance to St. Thomas CFO! By Fabiola Santiago [email protected] LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story March 13, 2018 07:23 PM When a community member brought to the attention of the president of St. Thomas University that his new CFO had become part of the board of trustees of one of America’s largest manufacturers of assault weapons, … [Read more...] about She chose the gunmaker over the Catholic university. Good riddance to St. Thomas CFO!