Author Archives: Noreen M. Carrocci

‘Issues 2014′ radio interview

Listen to my April 14 interview with KNSS reporter Steve McIntosh for the “Issues 2014″ radio program.

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Newman University is proud to be in Western Kansas

Below is a letter sent to several newspapers in Western Kansas responding to some recent articles. As of May 6, the letter was published by newspapers in Hays and Hutchinson. Recent articles in various outlets have highlighted possible four-year higher … Continue reading

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As Lent Begins

Today is Ash Wednesday, and we begin the Lenten season. Let us all take time for prayer and reflection during these weeks. Pope Francis’ Lenten message provides a powerful beginning: http://ncronline.org/blogs/francis-chronicles/full-text-pope-francis-lenten-message Blessings to all, Noreen Carrocci      

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Student Debt Not “Crippling” for Most

The Wichita Eagle kindly published my latest commentary recently. Here it is. I welcome comments. http://bit.ly/1dnyoxX

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Be Skeptical!

The Wichita Eagle published this Op-Ed piece the other day: http://bitly.com/SxuEer

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Hyperbole! Hyperbole!

Today I submitted a Huffington Post blog trying to highlight the differences among types of higher education institutions, and their varying costs, loan debt, and default rates.  Here it is: http://huff.to/OPLyG0  

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A New Venture

The Huffington Post recently invited me to post blogs with them from time to time on issues in higher education. Yesterday, I posted my first. Here is a link: http://huff.to/MEshCv  

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Congratulations, Everyone!

During this run-up to Commencement May 12, 2012 I have remarked to several people that the school year seems to go by faster as I get older.  But it’s not just me, I was reminded, when I had lunch with … Continue reading

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Kansas Private College Week!

The governor, Sam Brownback, has declared April 16-22 to be Kansas Private College Week!  I am delighted that the Wichita Eagle helped us to celebrate by publishing the piece below: http://www.kansas.com/2012/04/19/2302037/private-colleges-more-than-economic.html        

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Holy Week & Easter Blessings

During this holiest of weeks, I am mindful of the incredibly generous sacrifice made for all of us by our Redeemer.  I am mindful, too, of the sacrifices faculty and staff make daily here at NewmanUniversity on behalf of our … Continue reading

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