Religious Colleges

Religious Colleges
Jul 14, 2014
As Christian colleges seek exemptions from parts of some federal laws, two institutions face legal challenges to their treatment of transgender students -- and Education Department exempts one from part of Title IX.

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December 29, 2009

Samuel Schuman's administrative career included positions as chancellor of two state universities -- the University of Minnesota at Morris and the the University of North Carolina at Asheville. But he also served for a decade as a vice president for academic affairs (and for six months as acting president) of a religious institution, Guilford College.

October 14, 2009

A new movement is encouraging Christian colleges to embrace the teaching of evolution -- without giving up professors' or students' faith.

July 27, 2009

The financial climate is prompting many theological schools -- small, endowment-dependent institutions, many of them -- to consider mergers and other new ways of doing business.

April 10, 2009

When bishops and college presidents don't get along, things can get very complicated for those leading Catholic colleges.

March 6, 2009

Social justice matters get a fair amount of attention at colleges these days, often in the form of service learning or extracurricular activities. But at one Roman Catholic liberal arts college near Philadelphia, the very core of a new curriculum foregrounds the fact that justice does matter.

March 2, 2009

An evangelical college tries to define faculty rights to free inquiry in a way that celebrates its institutional mission.

February 11, 2009

Boston College adds Catholic imagery to all teaching spaces -- to the consternation of some professors.

February 10, 2009

Although not a member of the faith, Kent John Chabotar finds the role of silence and respect for minority opinions to be relevant in navigating college finances during the worldwide economic crisis.

October 21, 2008

Seton Hall's new curriculum entails signature courses tied to the institution's religious mission, plus a deliberate focus on "proficiencies" across the disciplines.

October 9, 2008

In Marquette U. seminar, pre-tenure professors study the content and context of their institution's Jesuit mission.

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