Anxiety on the Rise on College Campuses

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By Lauren Trumbull Layout Editor A recent study done by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State found that anxiety has topped depression as the most widespread mental illness on college campuses. A survey done by the American College Health Association found that about one in six college students have been treated for or diagnosed with anxiety in the past … [Read more...]

Board Approves 2015-2020 Strategic Plan; Compardo Capital Campaign Defined

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By Adam Zielonka Editor-in-Chief The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the DeSales University five-year strategic plan for 2015-2020 at their meeting on Thursday, May 14. As of this week, the plan is available to view online through the MyDSU Portal. The Minstrel first reported on the five-year strategic plan in February, when the planning committee published a … [Read more...]

Charlie Charlie, are you real? Responses from science and spirituality

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By Jaci Wendel   With almost three weeks having passed since the last day of the semester, you’re probably starting to feel the summer boredom start to creep in. Why not spice up your life by summoning a demon? That’s how lots of people on all forms of social media – most notably Vine and Twitter – are spending their time with the recently popular “Charlie Charlie … [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, to Deliver 30th Furphy Lecture

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by Adam Zielonka Editor-in-Chief His Eminence Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will present DeSales University's 30th Furphy Lecture this November, as first announced in DeSales University Magazine this week. Pope Benedict XVI appointed Dolan archbishop of New York in 2009 and later to the College of Cardinals in 2012. Dolan serves the Archdiocese of … [Read more...]

Sara Hulse: To DeSales and Back

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By Eric Starrs Contributing Writer   She went with big dreams ahead of her, not knowing at the time she would end up back at DeSales University, guiding young minds to think more deeply about their faith. When theology professor Sara Hulse was deciding where to attend college, she had no clue where to begin until she heard of DeSales. “I first heard about DeSales … [Read more...]