From competition to compassion, Spalding University president leads the way

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c. 2015 Religion News Service

(RNS) Since she was installed as president of Spalding University, Tori Murden McClure has encouraged students and faculty to feed the hungry and repair houses for the needy, helping the Louisville, Kentucky school clock in 1.6 million service hours in one year. So when she learned of religion scholar Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion, the Protestant president pushed to have her Catholic university designated the world’s first “compassionate university.”