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Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, Miami Activist And Barry University President, Dies at 90

Sister Jeanne O’Laughlin, the Adrian Dominican nun whose ambitious academic agenda and prodigious fundraising skills transformed once-modest Barry University, died early Tuesday morning at the Motherhouse of the Adrian Dominican Sisters in Michigan where she had been living for several years.

The Miami civic activist and the Michigan native was 90, and had survived lung cancer in 1996.

O’Laughlin, who preferred civilian clothes to a nun’s habit, became Barry’s president in 1981, overseeing 2,000 students at a small cluster of 16 buildings in Miami Shores.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.