President's Statement on U.S. Supreme Court's Ruling on Affirmative Action
The decision reached by the U.S. Supreme Court to remove race/ethnicity as a factor in the college admissions process is a major setback for higher education.
Affirmative Action was never the final resolution in the movement for racial justice in education; however, for many students of color, it helped open doors to America’s institutions of higher learning that had been previously closed, systematically cutting off their access to crucial educational opportunities and pathways to success.
In the wake of this decision, Marywood University remains committed to supporting the cultivation of a diverse campus community, where equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging are at the forefront of our efforts to nurture and graduate students that uphold the values of empathy, social justice, and our shared humanity.
Sister Mary Persico, IHM, Ed.D.
President, Marywood University
Marywood University Celebrating the Season by “Making Spirits Bright”
“Making Spirits Bright,” Marywood’s annual celebration of the holiday season through festive programming, community service, and spiritual opportunities, begins in November and continues through New Year’s Eve.
Major Benefactors Recognized at Presidential Society Dinner
Trustee Emerita and Alumna Virginia Collins Shields '48 was awarded the 2023 Presidential Mission Medal, and new members were inducted into the Saint Alphonsus Society.
Marywood University Offers Faith and Support to Israeli and Palestinian People
We ask the members of our Marywood community to pray for the Israeli and Palestinian people who have been impacted, for an end to the conflict, and for the establishment of a just peace that honors the dignity and humanity of all people.