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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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.

September 25, 2007

After years of planning, a new generation of ideological colleges takes shape, in purposeful counterpoint to traditional institutions they see as having lost the way.

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.

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