Archives for: November 2013

Georgian Court focus of National Catholic Reporter feature

The Court Goes Coed

As part of its fall special section on higher education, the National Catholic Reporter dispatched veteran journalist Patricia LeFevere to find out more about GCU’s transition to coed. In late September she spent a day with students, faculty and staff as she explored the lessons learned and a few surprises that came with the move to coed. Her story offers insight from several sources, including the School of Business, which has seen a significant jump in the number of male students, and soccer players who left their homes in England, Germany and other faraway places to take the field for the GCU Lions.

LeFevere’s story follows recent coverage by the Star-Ledger and the Asbury Park Press, among other media outlets. The National Catholic Reporter article is not published online, but a PDF is provided here as a courtesy.

NOTE TO READERS: If you experience broken links or need hard copies of any media stories mentioned in this post, please contact the GCU Office of Public Information at 732.987.2266.

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Homeless Youth Focus of Georgian Court Talk With Kevin Ryan

Covenant House CEO and Tina Kelley, Authors of ‘Almost Home,’ to Speak at GCU

November 18/Update: The 6:30 pm event has been canceled. Please call 732-987-2263 for more information.

Homelessness isn’t just an adult problem—it also weighs on upward of 2 million American children and teenagers who grapple with poverty, abuse, street violence, human trafficking and other social ills. Some of their stories—and the journey to reclaim their lives—are told in Almost Home: From Homelessness to Hope, written by Kevin Ryan, CEO and president of Covenant House International, and Pulitzer Prize winner Tina Kelley. The authors will speak at Georgian Court University in Lakewood Tuesday, Nov. 19. Copies of the book will be available for sale and for signing.

Covenant House helps homeless and trafficked youth throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Several of them are profiled in Mr. Ryan and Ms. Kelley’s 2012 book, which chronicles the lives of young people like Paulie, an Alaska native whose family life was turned upside down by domestic violence, prescription drug abuse and other problems, and Creionna, a teen mother from New Orleans who was displaced after Hurricane Katrina.

“When a place to belong is possible—a place where one is safe and cherished and cared for—life is filled with promise. Home is where we begin, where we land, and where we end—it’s the airstrip for the soaring adventure we call life. That is Covenant House, exactly.”
Kevin Ryan, CEO of Covenant House

 

Covenant House CEO and Tina Kelley, Authors of ‘Almost Home,’ to Speak at GCU November 18/Update: The 6:30 pm event has...

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GCU Special Report: Status of Girls in New Jersey

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The Status of Girls in New Jersey, a new Georgian Court University report focused on New Jersey girls ages 10 to 19, offers a revealing look at the many issues that shape their lives.

From the likelihood that they will earn a college degree to the percentage of girls living in poverty, The Status of Girls in New Jersey gives policymakers, public and private institutions, and advocacy organizations an enormous amount of data to help guide the decisions that affect girls and young women in New Jersey. The report was compiled by GCU faculty researchers, who were led by Provost Evelyn Saul Quinn, M.S.W., M.Ed., ’74. The project began in 2011 when the provost talked with Alverno College President Mary J. Meehan (also a GCU trustee) about her school’s successful report on the status of girls in Wisconsin. Now, with the recent release of the Status of Girls in New Jersey, GCU joins several universities and colleges nationwide that are presenting data to improve the lives of girls.

The Status of Girls in New Jersey, a new Georgian Court University report focused on New Jersey girls ages 10 to 19, off...

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Rolling out the welcome mat for men—at GCU

After educating women in the Catholic Mercy tradition for more than 100 years, Georgian Court University became a fully coeducational institution this fall, welcoming the largest freshman class in its 105-year history. GCU’s freshman class for the 2013-2014 year includes 275 students, nearly a 9 percent increase over the previous record of 253 students in 2009. The university welcomed 75 male freshman students, making the incoming class 27.3 percent male.

After educating women in the Catholic Mercy tradition for more than 100 years, Georgian Court University became a fully...

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