As the voice of Catholic higher education, ACCU routinely speaks with and on behalf of its more than 200 member colleges and universities in the United States and abroad. The association represents the interests of Catholic higher education when interacting with Church officials, policy makers, others in the higher education community, and the media.

Members of the media: To arrange an interview with ACCU officials or for more information about Catholic higher education, contact Paula Moore, associate vice president, communications.

A sample of recent news to which ACCU contributed appears below.

10/27/2016 Catholic Colleges, U.S. Face Latino Question (Reading [Pa.] Eagle)
10/14/2016 Can Adjunct Unions Find a Place in Catholic Higher Ed? (National Catholic Reporter)
9/2016 Do We Need Priests to Run Catholic Colleges? (U.S. Catholic)
8/14/2016 To Grow, Catholic Colleges Broaden Horizons (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
8/12/2016 Campaign Promise of  'Debt-free' College Comes with Cost, Some Say (Catholic News Service)
6/05/2016 "God, Country, Notre Dame," Take Three; Or, Some Thoughts about Colleges and the Common Good (Commonweal)
3/25/2016 What's Behind the Enrollment Woes at Philly's Catholic Colleges? (
3/25/2016 How Do Campuses Attract Millennials? (National Catholic Reporter)
3/22/2016 Religious Liberty Questioned Before Supreme Court (National Catholic Reporter)
1/21/2016 Failing the Test for Faculty Unions (Inside Higher Ed)
1/12/2016 USCCB Files Amicus Brief on Behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor (National Catholic Reporter)
11/4/2015 Duquesne University Names Law School Dean Ken Gormley as New President (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
09/29/2015 Pope Francis, the Aftermath: Catholic Social Teaching & College Curricula (Commonweal)
09/23/2015 Catholic Colleges and Universities Have Fantastic Stories to Tell (
09/08/2015 At Catholic Colleges Closest to D.C.'s Papal Visit, Leaders Size Up the 'Francis Effect'  (
08/14/2015 Church Leaders, Other Advocates Expect Pope to Address Migration Issue (Catholic News Service)
06/15/2015 Loras College President Elected to ACCU Chair (
04/10/2015 Georgian Court University Elects First Lay President (USA Today)
02/2015 Why Affirmative Action Should Be a Major Requirement for Colleges (U.S. Catholic)
2/11/2015 Cabrini College Hosts Day-long Forum to End Human Trafficking (Catholic Philly)
2/11/2015 Georgian Court president Sister Rosemary to retire (
2/2/2015 Catholic college presidents urged to tap into, inspire students' faith (Catholic Sentinel)
1/29/2015 Conference Circuit: Catholic Higher Education Leaders Think Big (Associations Now)
12/22/2014 Catholic colleges tell poor students: Go somewhere else (The Hechinger Report)
12/9/2014 University of Dayton President Daniel Curran To Step Down In 2016, Presided Over An Era Of Extraordinary Growth (PR Newswire
10/27/2014 Catholic University Presidents Want the U.S. to Do More For Border Refugee Children (DC Inno)
10/15/2014 Notre Dame CIO Creates Fund Aimed at Catholic Endowments (Bloomberg)
10/13/2014 Catholic Colleges Greet an Unchurched Generation (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
10/6/2014 DePaul's First Female President Sets National Precedent: Experts (
9/8/2014 HHS Tries New Modifications to Contraceptive Coverage (National Catholic Reporter)
9/7/2014 The Challenge of Integrating Faith, Reason (Our Sunday Visitor)
7/1/2014   Supreme Court's 'Hobby Lobby' Ruling Won't Resolve Suits by Religious Colleges (Inside Higher Education)
6/24/2014 University of Dayton Divests from Fossil Fuels (National Catholic Reporter)
5/13/2014 Vatican Responds to Georgetown Petition by ‘Exorcist’ Author William Peter Blatty (Washington Post)
3/26/2014 Michael Lovell's Spirituality Played Role in Choice to Lead Marquette (Milwaukee Wi Journal Sentinel)
2/2014 How Can I Ever Repay You? Catholic Colleges and the Student Loan Crisis (US Catholic)


News from the 2014 ACCU Annual Meeting

2/5/2014 Panel looks at impact of 'Gaudium et Spes' on Catholic higher education (National Catholic Reporter)
2/6/2014 Educators discuss how to help students despite immigration status (Catholic News Service)

9/07/2013 Saint Louis University looks to heal as Biondi departs campus presidency after 26 years (The Republic)
9/06/2013 College leaders say plan to reduce student loan debt needs improvement (Catholic News Service)
The summer of immigration groundwork: working toward passing a new law (Catholic News Service)
7/19/2013 Catholic college leaders stress moral dimension of immigration (EWTN News)

Read related stories at New York Times, Catholic News Service, and National Catholic Reporter
7/17/2013 Catholic college presidents/scholars call for immigration reform (America)
7/17/2013 Catholic university presidents: US immigration system undermines nation's best values (National Catholic Reporter)
7/9/2013 Educators say interest hike puts college out of reach for more students (National Catholic Reporter)
6/21/2013 Catholic colleges produce better graduation rates (Washington Examiner)
Report: Better completion rates at Catholic colleges (Inside Higher Ed)
College loans revisited: Costs to go up if Congress can't reach deal (Catholic News Service)
5/10/2013  Hear ACCU President Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., along with Elms College President Sister Mary Reap and University of Dayton President Daniel Curran discuss lay presidents at Catholic colleges and universities (Higher Education Talk Radio)
Not only Jesuits need apply for SLU's top post (St. Louis Today)
4/28/2013 Student groups test Catholic identity on campuses (Our Sunday Visitor)
4/22/2013 Birth control ban (University Business)
4/10/2013 College presidents discuss promoting Catholic identity on campus (Catholic San Francisco)
4/3/2013    Boston College draws support on condom distribution ban (Catholic News Agency)
2/14/2013 St. Thomas' female president reflects trends in Catholic education (Minnesota Public Radio)
2/11/2013 Pope's decision to resign takes Catholic colleges by surprise (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

News from the 2013 ACCU Annual Meeting

2/11/2013 First First Ladies (and Gents) (Inside Higher Ed)
2/5/2013 College presidents urged to equip students for faith-based outreach (Catholic News Service)

2/2013 Inter-religious ed: Muslims at Catholic colleges and universities (U.S. Catholic)
1/27/2013 Religious universities work to welcome all students (USA Today College)
1/15/2013 ACCU President Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., and Georgian Court University President Sr. Rosemary Jeffries, RSM, discuss globalization and Catholic higher education on Higher Education Talk Radio.
12/4/2012 Critics question society as arbiter of Catholic identity in higher education (National Catholic Reporter)
11/16/2012 Hear ACCU President Michael Galligan-Stierle, Ph.D., discuss today's Catholic higher education on Higher Education Talk Radio
11/7/2012 Ambassador to Vatican to take endowed professorship at University of Dayton (The Sacramento Bee)
10/21/2012 Scholarship brings influx of Saudi students to Madison area (Wisconsin State Journal)
6/22/2012 Catholic colleges worry as number of female presidents falls (Inside Higher Ed)
5/10/2012 Catholic colleges attracting more students who want to live their faith (The Catholic Spirit)
5/7/2012 Colleges look at policies for illegal immigrants (USA Today)
3/28/2012 Donor group saw expansion under retiring longtime leader (National Catholic Reporter)
2/16/2012 Revised contraceptive mandate prompts reaction from Catholic groups (Catholic News Service)
2/15/2012 Self-Insured Complicate Health Deal (The New York Times)
2/13/2012 Birth Control Compromise (Inside Higher Ed)
2/10/2012 Obama Offers New Policy on Contraceptive Insurance... (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
2/2/2012 'This Law Is Saying We Are No Longer Free' (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
1/17/2012 Battle Over Birth Control (Inside Higher Ed)


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