Religious colleges

'Old Main'

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For most of American history, small colleges have been "the defining core of postsecondary opportunities" for students, writes Samuel Schuman in Old Main: Small Colleges in Twenty-First Century America, just published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Restored Faith at Baylor

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University is reassuring professors concerned about fundamentalism while also restating its religious mission.

Doctrinal Differences

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Professors at Catholic colleges attacked for their stances on Schiavo case.

Rare Win for Private College Unions

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NLRB rejects Carroll's argument that collective bargaining for professors would hurt institution's religious identity.

Calling Off Ann Coulter

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Harding U. cancels invitation to conservative commentator after alumni call her un-Christian.

Women Need Not Apply?

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EEOC suit adds to view of many at Newman U. that president doesn't want female candidates for key jobs.

Limiting Aid to Private Colleges in N. Dakota

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North Dakota attorney general voids law dictating disproportional financial assistance for students at 4 institutions.

Sharing or Plagiarizing?

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President of Saint Louis U. used material for his opening homily from one last year by president of U. of San Francisco.

'Evangelical Pruning' Ahead?

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Ever since Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger became Pope Benedict XVI, educators at Roman Catholic colleges in the United States have been trying to figure out what his agenda would be for their institutions.

Georgetown's New Benefits for Gays

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Gay and lesbian faculty and staff members at Georgetown University are saying a rhetorical "amen” to new guidelines that will provide health insurance for their same-sex partners, starting January 1. More and more colleges each year provide some benefits for gay professors’ partners, but the trend is notably less evident at Roman Catholic institutions, making Georgetown’s move significant.

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