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College Uses Facebook to Police Student Parties

Seattle U cites warns students who break the rules

(Newser) - A Seattle school is tracking student parties through Facebook and threatening students who break the rules, the Seattle Times reports. Seattle University recently scrapped a party where men were to wear flipped-up collars, and women Victoria's Secret or Abercrombie and Fitch. "You will be held responsible" for hosting a... More »

Catholic School Grads Hear Fewer Pro-Choice Speakers

Pols run afoul of tightening rules

(Newser) - Catholic universities are increasingly leaving pro-choice politicians off their lists of possible commencement speakers and honorary-degree recipients, reports the Boston Globe. John Kerry, Nancy Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, and other Catholic pols who don’t hew to the church's party line, especially on abortion, find themselves sidelined as the 225 American... More »

Domino's Founder Grows His Catholic-Friendly Town

After a year, Florida's Ave Maria boasts close to 1K residents

(Newser) - Almost a year after opening, Domino’s founder Tom Monaghan’s made-to-order Catholic town is growing. Although the 1,000 residents of Ave Maria, Fla., are not exclusively Catholic, the town wears it identity on its sleeve: The only coffee shop plays Mass on TV 24/7, and the bookstores prominently... More »

Catholic Colleges Brace for Pope's Criticism

Free-thinking academics anticipate call to toe the line

(Newser) - Pope Benedict XVI’s April address to top Catholic educators is likely to be a call to observe church teachings more closely, reports the Washington Post. All but 20 of the 235 American Catholic colleges and universities are too freethinking to suit the Vatican, says one expert, and the situation... More »

Pizza Mogul Orders Town, University

Domino's founder courts controversy with new Florida development

(Newser) - Ten years in the making, Ave Maria University and the eponymous town built around it by Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan will open Saturday. Monaghan is a devout Catholic, and the university—and to some extent the town—will reflect that. Intended as what Monaghan calls a "fresh, faithful... More »

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