Religious colleges

Dampened Spirit

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The firing of the president of Wheeling Jesuit University has prompted resignations from the board, and charges that an area bishop overextended his authority.

One Accreditor's Opinion

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A United States District Court judge argued that accrediting agencies should be “afforded great deference in their interpretation of their substantive rules,” when he recently upheld an agency’s decision to strip a small Presbyterian college of its accreditation as a result of the significant debt the institution has accumulated.

Believing in God and Evolution

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

Philosophers Against Bias

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Following years of debate, association will flag jobs that aren't open to gay scholars. Are Christian colleges being given a "scarlet letter"? Is there a loophole?

'Seeing the Light'

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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.

Students, Faith, Catholic Colleges

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New research counters widely publicized studies about institutions leading the faithful "astray."

Filling Key Presidency in Christian Higher Ed

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Wheaton of Illinois names a new leader -- at a time the college enjoys greater prominence and faces some criticism.

Questions on Erskine's Accreditation

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Last week’s dismissal – by a religious body -- of 14 trustees of Erskine College (to be followed by reconsidering the status of the remaining trustees) may violate two requirements of the institution’s accreditor, putting its recognition at risk.

A Private College Goes For-Profit

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Dana is sold a year after another Lutheran institution was sold. But new owners plan to keep tenure and the traditional, residential mission.

Low Stress Christian Tenure

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DENVER -- Gatherings of any significant number of faculty members on the tenure track feature many discussions of the stresses associated with coming up for tenure. Will I publish enough? Have I offended a senior colleague? Do I know what the review committee really cares about? The American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting here is no different, with plenty of hallway chatter among younger scholars about their chances.

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