Religious Colleges

Religious Colleges
May 20, 2016
Red Wing, Minn., hopes to attract a four-year institution but faces stiff competition from larger, sunnier cities and a history littered with failed branch campus attractions across the country.

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September 17, 2007
Church investigation of Georgetown U. theology professor's book raises concerns about academic freedom.
August 17, 2007

From Cornell University, which was always nonsectarian, to California’s Azusa Pacific University, which began as a Bible college, institutions with Quaker roots have grown in any number of directions.

April 13, 2007
Minneapolis community college's plan to install a foot-washing basin for Muslim students is questioned.
March 6, 2007
California Supreme Court, in 4-3 split, reverses lower court rulings to allow bond sales on behalf of "pervasively sectarian" institutions.
February 6, 2007
When a man started appearing as a woman, a religious college asserted its right to dismiss.
February 5, 2007
Vatican official urges U.S. institutions to help peers around the world deal with rapid changes in higher education.
February 1, 2007
Religious colleges use assessment to measure spiritual growth -- for accountability, accreditation and their own advancement.
January 30, 2007
Ugly incident at college known for Quaker values leaves students and educators considering role of a tolerant faith in American academe.
December 20, 2006
Christian college sues Pennsylvania for refusing to include jobs with religious requirements in state database.
November 20, 2006

When it comes to introductory courses in religion and theology, the big division isn't a question of faith, but of priorities. 

Students want lots of discussion in class sessions and they want to learn facts about religious groups. They also want to become better people. Professors aren't opposed to any of those things, but they are much more interested in teaching critical thinking. While the numbers vary, the gap between students' and professors' goals for these courses is evident at both religious and non-religious institutions.

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