Religious colleges

'Founded by Friends'

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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.

Court Upholds Autonomy for Seminaries - Will Decision Help Diploma Mills Too?

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Texas Supreme Court throws out state regulation of some religious institutions -- and some fear diploma mills will gain a new way to evade scrutiny.

At Variance with the Vatican

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Church investigation of Georgetown U. theology professor's book raises concerns about academic freedom.

Catholic Character

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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.

Student Journalism at Religious Colleges

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At a national convention on college media, panelists discuss the relationship between administrators and student reporters at church-related colleges.

How, Then, Shall We Learn?

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Holy Cross expands first-year living-learning program built around small seminars to the entire freshman class.

Academic Freedom and Evolution

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As opponents of scientific consensus make free expression claims, a professor who wrote book to reconcile faith with evolution is banned from teaching general biology or having his book taught.

When Identity Trumps Diversity

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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.

Counterpoint to Presidential Careerism

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In era of million-dollar campus CEO's, small college group urges focus on "fit" between leaders' personal "call" and the mission of their institutions.

A New Campus, According to Ancient Principles

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Maharishi U. is reconstructing its entire physical plant in line with the "nourishing" principles of Vedic architecture.

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