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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August 15, 2008

Analysis finds increasing black enrollments at Protestant colleges -- with some obtaining incredible increases.

July 24, 2008

In a major victory for religious colleges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Colorado may not distinguish between sectarian and "pervasively sectarian" colleges to deny state funds to students in the latter category. Such distinctions, the court ruled, amount to illegal state preferences for some religious groups over others.

July 22, 2008

Benedictine University’s new “Theology of Love” class will cover areas of moral theology, yes (issues of sexual and social ethics), but also sacramental theology (marriage, for instance), and systematic theology (including Christology, or the study of Jesus). It’s one of four courses comprising a new “Theology in Life” certificate program – and a component of a new bachelor’s degree in theology, which is being billed as relevant to variety of career paths. And daily life.

June 30, 2008

Some Christian and Catholic colleges want to identify themselves as explicitly progressive, on their own terms -- and to make clear that the religious right in higher ed doesn't speak for them.

April 25, 2008

At Wheaton in Illinois, a professor resigns to avoid being fired under college policy on marriage.

April 18, 2008

In advance of the pope's visit to the United States, many speculated on what he would have to say to Catholic college presidents, with some wondering (aloud, in the news media) whether he would issue a stern, doctrinal rebuke about maintaining Catholic character.

March 11, 2008

Radical changes among Episcopal institutions point to pressures on traditional residential model -- which is being reevaluated and redefined as some search for new niches.

January 28, 2008

Maharishi U. is reconstructing its entire physical plant in line with the "nourishing" principles of Vedic architecture.

January 4, 2008

When a professor asked for an exemption to a Calvin College policy so she could join a black church -- while remaining a tenure-track faculty member -- the board said no.

November 26, 2007

Holy Cross expands first-year living-learning program built around small seminars to the entire freshman class.

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