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Theological society meeting attracts younger attendees

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A substantial number of younger scholars were among the more than 400 academics attending the annual Catholic Theological Society of America convention in Milwaukee June 11-14, reflecting a trend of attracting younger members and students.

Conference organizer Bradford Hinze of Fordham University in New York said the CTSA board has made a concerted effort to offer more scholarships for younger members who want to attend the convention. “That effort has made a really big difference,” he said.

Catholic theologians vote to support tenure in Wisconsin

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MILWAUKEE -- Members of the Catholic Theological Society of America passed a resolution Friday to support fellow academics in Wisconsin by opposing a plan by state lawmakers to weaken tenure and shared governance in the state’s higher education system. The resolution passed by voice vote with only a few opposing or abstaining.

Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, visits China

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In other news, Aung San Suu Kyi, arrived in China yesterday for a five day visit. This is Suu Kyi's first trip to China. This is an important moment for the future of Burma, or commonly known as Myanmar, as the country will have general elections in the fall of this year. Suu Kyi's pro-Democracy party, National League for Democracy, is expected to win big.
 

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