Author Archives: Noreen M. Carrocci

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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Second Missive to the White House!

I never got a reply to my February 8 letter from President Obama or anyone at the White House (see my previous blog).  Last week I sent the letter below to Ms. Zakiya Smith, Senior Advisor for Education on the … Continue reading

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Letter to the President Obama

After spending nearly a week in Washington DC at two professional meetings and the National Prayer Breakfast, I felt compelled to write the President.  It is copied below.  Let me just add that the National Prayer Breakfast was a wonderful two-day … Continue reading

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