Sunday, July 1, 2007

The college / university rating

First, thank you to everyone who submitted suggestions. GREAT IDEAS...

Here will be the criteria for colleges/ universities:
  1. The presence of a GLBT student organization. We need to love all our brothers and sisters, regardless of orientation. If it’s listed among “Intercultural” clubs, it’s a plus.
  2. The presence of non-Christian prayer opportunities. We MUST be ecumenical! Clubs for Buddhists and Muslims are a plus.
  3. Openness to pregnancy alternatives. Websites that link to Planned Parenthood are a given. College womyn are poor and don’t deserve the added struggle of pregnancy.
  4. Majority of governing board / consulting boards are not religious by profession. Even as a nun, I get irritated with power-monger priests and nuns! Besides, lay people do a much better job at the business end of things! Some exceptions will be made, if those on board are well-known Spirited people. Jesuits usually (but not always) don’t count.
  5. A womyn study major option is a must! A GLBT studies major is a plus!
  6. Presence of good theater such as “Vagina Monologues” Or “The Pope and the Witch”
  7. co-ed housing

Rating: 0= Not present 5=obviously present

First, the BAD colleges:

Franciscan University of Stubenville
1) 0
2) 0
3) 0
4) 3
5) 0
6) 0
7) 1
Total: 4

Ave Maria
1) 0
2) 0
3) 0
4) 2
5) 0
6) 0
7) 0
Total: 2


Benedictine College
1) 0
2) 0
3) 0
4) 4
5) 0
6) 0
7) 2
Total: 6

"midway" colleges:

Notre Dame
1) 5
2) 5
3) 0
4) 2
5) 0
6) 5
7) 0
Total: 17

Now, the good colleges/universities:

Aquinas College
1) 5
2) 5 Taize
3) 2
4) 5 (not one habit on the board of Trustees!)
5) 5
6) 0 (none obvious on the website)
7) 5
Total: 27

Boston College
1) 5
2) 5
3) 2 (+5 for a class on the history of Abortion)
4) 4
5) 5
6) 5
7) 5
Total: 36

University of Dayton
1) 5 (Allies)
2) 0
3) 6 (+5 for a whole section dedicated to Abortion and minorities)
4) 4
5) 5
6) 5
7) 4
Fr. Tim’s recommendation: +10
Total: 40

Seattle University
1) 5
2) 5
3) 2
4) 4
5) 5
6) 5
7) 5
Total: 31

Creighton University
1) 5
2) 5
3) 2
4) 4
5) 5
6) 5
7) 5
Total: 31

15 comments:

Father Tim said...

Hey! Great rating system Sister (or, should I say "Sistah!"). Keep up the good works!

mi comrade said...

Regarding point 3 at Aquinas College it is rumored that womyn can get The Pill from the nurse, though because some unfortunate remaining fears of the bishop, the poor womyn must claim it is "for my cycle."

Fr. V said...

Any rating for John Carroll?

Like to know if I should send people there.

Rae said...

I think that you've represented Notre Dame very fairly. Thank you!!

Sir Rev. Leonard Feeney, HKTTC said...

I have been perusing various college interwebsites; with the addition of Br. Denzinger to my company, I realize the HKTTC must find an institution that will be a fitting location for a future HKTTC permanent novitiate. I found a college that is truly displeasing to that homosexual Sr. Fairah, which means it pleases me greatly!

Torquemada University
1) -5 (GLBT persons are summarily executed
2) -5 (Jews and Muslims are summarily executed)
3) 5 (i.e. 'swordpoint weddings')
4) -5 (all cardinals)
5) 4 (women study cooking, cleaning)
6) 4 (that is, if public showtrials and executions count as good theater--in my opinion it does)
7) -5 (violation of chastity results in summarily execution)
Total: -7

Cordially,
Sir Rev. Leonard Feeney, HKTTC
'That's EXTRA, EXTRA Ecclesiam nulla salus to you heretics'

Sr.Fairah said...

Fr. V, we'll get to it, maybe this weekend. Preparing for this picnic ... is No picnic! Father put me in charge of food, and it is taking everything out of me! Do you know what it takes to make fried chicken and deviled (oooo, that should be renamed) eggs for 5000?????? But I'll do ANYTHING for our wonderful Fr. Tim!

Mary Liz said...

Actually, contrary to Rae's opinion, you haven't represented Notre Dame fairly...

1. The proposed GLBT student group has been denied permission to form for that past couple years. The President's office did establish a "Core Council" to evaluate such issues though. ND should be given a 3 on that issue instead of a 5.

2. There's a very very teeny tiny Muslim awareness group - most members aren't Muslim and most people don't realize that group exists. ND scores a 1 there.

3. 0 is correct

4. 1 is more accurate - our board of directors does have a lot of devout Catholic laymen

5. There is a gender studies department everyone makes fun of - 2

6. The Monologues could not find a department to sponsor then and so were not held on this past year and since the "Academic Freedom" "Discussion" it popularity seems to have declined in favor of "Loyal Daughters" a similar play written by a student based on stories of experiences at ND. 3

7. 0

Total score: 10

And that's straight from the inside. Sorry Sr. Fairah, looks like ND's even worse than you thought.

Sr.Fairah said...

I completely disagree. The website clearly indicates GLBT group is clearly core. The amount of ecumenical prayer services is better than most of the good college/universities. I'm not going to argue a 1 or 2 on the board of directors. And the dialogues have been allowed year after year, as it should. My rating stands.

Rae said...

Mary Liz,

As an alumna, I'm aware of many of the finer points that you've raised (considering Vagina Monologues and GBLT, for example); and, indeed, I've raised them myself in a comment to a previous post! However, in the end, I'm not about to quibble over a couple of points... Notre Dame belongs somewhere in the middle of this rating system, regardless of a point or two here or there--and I'm only glad that SOV2 recognizes that ND does not belong in the same class as, for instance, Georgetown.

So... after the Moto Proprio is released, will you and other students push for a Tridentine Mass on campus? I hope so!

Ma Beck said...

Aquinas - NOT to be confused with St. Thomas Aquinas in California, a fine Catholic institution where one of my very dear cassock-outfitted priests was educated.
http://www.thomasaquinas.edu/
25 priests in 25 years.

Anonymous said...

Aquinas--I trust you mean Grand Rapids and not the college belonging to the traditional, faithful, beautiful Nashville Dominicans.

Sr.Fairah said...

Aquinas: Grand Rapids, yes.

Mary Liz said...

Rae - we are pushing for the Mass already! Never you fear! I figured you were an alum - current (the President of Right to Life and very active in student leadership and such)

I agree with you - ND is the middling sort and I'm glad Sr Fairah is so disappointed is us :-)

Rae said...

Hey, thanks Mary Liz!!! Sorry if I became a bit defensive... At my Indult parish I often encounter hostility toward Notre Dame (which most parishioners seem to have written off as a liberal institution); and I feel that I'm constantly sticking up for ND, even as I attend a Mass that's far different from what I experienced at Lewis Hall, and even at the Basilica... As a result, I think that I over-reacted to the thought that I may not be defending Notre Dame *enough*! :) Thanks you for responding so kindly--and I'm sorry if I came across as rude, or seemed to slight your efforts and those of other students. (This calls to mind something else which so many outside observers don't understand: that yes, the faculty may be liberal, but Notre Dame students take Catholicism seriously!)

I'm so glad to hear that Notre Dame may soon have a Latin Mass!!!

Allie said...

If you want a "Catholic in name only" college ... Aquinas College in GR is just for you. Though the Theology department is top-notch when it comes to fidelity.

So if you are a practicing homosexual, left-wing liberal schmuck, a pro-choice "Catholic," or just plain hating the Church ... then Aquinas College is perfect for you!!! There is enough religious indifferentism and blatant anti-Catholicism for everyone. They won't even officially sanction the K of C because it is too exclusive.