Donnelly College Recognized as the Most Diverse in the Midwest

Donnelly College has been recognized as the most ethnically diverse college in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report. Donnelly College is a small Catholic school located in Kansas City, Kansas, founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica.

For 2017, the student population is 92 percent students of color and 79 percent first-generation college students. “Donnelly’s diversity reflects the college’s commitment to providing affordable education to students who might not otherwise have access and [reflects] its status as the regions only federally-designated Minority-Serving Institution and Hispanic-Serving Institution.”

To read more about Donnelly College, visit National Catholic Reporter.

Misericordia University to Open Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine, and Health

Misericordia University recently announced that it is launching a Center for Human Dignity in Bioethics, Medicine and Health. The center will prove beneficial to Misericordia because 40 percent of the student body is enrolled in health and medical sciences programs.

Stacy Gatlin, who will serve as director, stated that “[Misericordia] plans to develop a generation of scholars, bioethicists, and future community leaders who are engaged in research and program development that goes beyond the classroom. We will offer programs that aim to transcend generational, religious, and professional boundaries, and unite the community in service of a shared ideal: the importance of balancing necessary medical and scientific progress with the need to protect the sanctity of all human life.”

To read the full article, view the National Catholic Reporter Online.