Religious colleges

'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.

Baylor Dismisses Gay Alumnus From Advisory Board

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University had gladly accepted his donations of time and money, until now.

Belmont and Baptists Shift Relationship

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University becomes latest to give up financial support so it can gain control of board appointments.

Baptists, Gays and Trustees

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Disputes over colleges' policies on homosexuality reflect larger tensions over control of institutions.

Under the Robes of Clerical Education

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Study finds seminaries of many faiths face new educational challenges -- and new diversity among students.

Dental Pain at Marquette

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Faculty members call suspension of highly ranked student blogger at dentistry school a breach of ethics.

Strange Bedfellows?

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Policy spurred by conflict over sleeping arrangements of gay instructor at U. of St. Thomas is affecting straight employees, too.

Tests of Faith

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Wheaton of Illinois faces scrutiny for firing professor who became Catholic; Oklahoma Christian U. may fire those who divorce.

Oklahoma Christian Withdraws Divorce Policy (Sort of)

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University says rules were misunderstood, but that underlying philosophy will remain in place.

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