Liberty and Bob Jones Universities may run afoul of Obama Title IX protections for LGBT students

Obama administration guidelines for LGBT student protections under Title IX remain in place, and the student codes at Liberty and Bob Jones Universities appear to violate them.

Christian college leaders urged to embrace religious (and other) pluralism

At annual conference in divided nation’s capital, speakers urge presidents of Christian colleges to join (and lead) efforts to embrace, and work through, fundamental differences.

UC Irvine moves to reject endowed chair gifts from donor with strong opinions about the study of Hinduism

UC Irvine moves to reject gifts for endowed chairs from group that has strong opinions -- too strong -- about the study of Hinduism and a desire to influence who would be hired.

Furor over holiday party advice at U of Tennessee grows there and spreads


U of Tennessee's advice on holiday parties sets off major political debate in the state, and criticism is spreading to other institutions. Some see a broader attack on diversity efforts.

Bethel in Indiana: Faculty members can no longer take leadership roles in groups that differ with biblical inerrancy

Bethel College tells faculty members they can't take leadership roles in groups that differ from church view on creation. Are Christian colleges cracking down on supporters of evolution?

Research documents shift in relationship between college education and religious affiliation

Research finds that, starting with those born in the 1970s, people with college degrees are more likely than others to have religious identification.

Survey suggests a smaller science-religion divide than many perceive

The divide between scientists and people of faith may be less clearcut than many imagine, in part because many scientists have religious faith, survey finds. But key differences remain, especially on evolution.

Clashes over religiously motivated gender segregation at Canadian, British campuses


If a student or group requests a gender-segregated setup for religious reasons, does the university have a responsibility to accommodate? 

Swarthmore Hillel rejects ban on anti-Israel speakers


Swarthmore College's Hillel chapter says it won't adhere to guidelines barring it from cooperating with or hosting anti-Israel groups or speakers. In response, Hillel headquarters draws a hard line.

Eastern Mennonite U. will review policy on hiring gay faculty

Eastern Mennonite U. -- in a move that is highly unusual for members of a Christian college group -- will reconsider its ban on employing faculty members in same-sex relationships.



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