Religious Colleges

Religious Colleges
Mar 04, 2015
In the first ruling following an N.L.R.B. shift, board director finds that Seattle U.'s Catholic status does not preclude adjunct collective bargaining.

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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.
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.

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