Religious colleges

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.

A Different Way to Diversify

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College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, in Minnesota, use their own version of the cohort model to recruit and retain underrepresented students.

Moral Leadership of Presidents and Their Colleges

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Leaders of Catholic institutions discuss the importance of speaking out publicly -- and not just on the usual issues.

An Expensive Expulsion

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When U. of the Cumberlands expelled a gay student, it set off a chain of events that may lead to its losing a $10 million appropriation.

Seminaries Under Stress

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Radical changes among Episcopal institutions point to pressures on traditional residential model -- which is being reevaluated and redefined as some search for new niches.

The Pope's Positive Message

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In advance of the pope's visit to the United States, many speculated on what he would have to say to Catholic college presidents, with some wondering (aloud, in the news media) whether he would issue a stern, doctrinal rebuke about maintaining Catholic character.

Reflections on a Papal Visit

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Pope Benedict stressed the complexities of Catholic college identity. At Loyola College in Maryland, educators and students think about his words and travels.

Too Catholic, Even for Many Monks

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At Saint Vincent College, a president with a White House pedigree raises hackles of students, professors and many Benedictine clergy with his orthodoxy and perceived interference.


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