February 2016

Some articles are available only in the print issue.

Vol. 81, No. 2


Game changer

by Ann Christenson
Administrators at Arrupe College envision a new kind of higher education—one where low-income students can graduate debt-free and still have all the academic resources of a four-year university.


A need not met

by Renée K. Gadoua
How can Catholic schools support their LGBT students?

Expert Witness

Balancing act

An interview with Mary-Antoinette Smith
Advocating for women and minorities in academia takes commitment both spiritual and professional, says the executive director of the National Association for Women in Catholic Higher Education.

Sounding Board

Deal with it

by Pamela Hill Nettleton
College students may not agree with everything they learn in class, but that doesn’t mean they should respond by sticking their heads in the sand.


The case against homework

by Alfie Kohn
Education expert Alfie Kohn challenges the logic behind traditional after-hours school assignments.

Wise Guides: A strange and pious lens

by Nick Ripatrazone
Head and heart find a meeting place in the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. His reflections on the beauty of Catholicism continue to inspire artists of faith today.


Editors’ Note

You May Be Right (Letters to the Editor)

Signs of the Times (News)

Catholic Tastes (Humor)


Eye of the Beholder (Art meditation)


The Examined Life: The exodus hits home
By Father Bryan Massingale

Margin Notes: Peripheral vision
By Kevin Clarke

Culture in Context: Truth to power
By Danny Duncan Collum

At Home with our Faith: Grace and the gift of a spouse
By Annemarie Scobey

Glad You Asked: Does the church support unions?
By Kevin Considine

Testaments: God only knows
By Alice Camille