Religious colleges

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.

Divorce: Grounds for Dismissal

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At Wheaton in Illinois, a professor resigns to avoid being fired under college policy on marriage.

What Would Jesus Do (in College)?

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Some Christian and Catholic colleges want to identify themselves as explicitly progressive, on their own terms -- and to make clear that the religious right in higher ed doesn't speak for them.

'Theology in Life'

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Benedictine University’s new “Theology of Love” class will cover areas of moral theology, yes (issues of sexual and social ethics), but also sacramental theology (marriage, for instance), and systematic theology (including Christology, or the study of Jesus). It’s one of four courses comprising a new “Theology in Life” certificate program – and a component of a new bachelor’s degree in theology, which is being billed as relevant to variety of career paths. And daily life.

Theologian Uninvited to Hold Chair

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U. of San Diego announced that Rosemary Ruether would be teaching about Catholicism there in 1-year position; then critics of her views mobilized.

U.S. Court Rejects 'Pervasively Sectarian' Test

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In a major victory for religious colleges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that Colorado may not distinguish between sectarian and "pervasively sectarian" colleges to deny state funds to students in the latter category. Such distinctions, the court ruled, amount to illegal state preferences for some religious groups over others.

Christian Colleges Grow More Diverse

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Analysis finds increasing black enrollments at Protestant colleges -- with some obtaining incredible increases.

Blogger Beware

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Yeshiva U. was proud of its non-traditional recruit to head its honors program -- until debate about the mission emerged and his anonymous blog was discovered.

Schooling Faculty in Catholic Higher Ed

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In Marquette U. seminar, pre-tenure professors study the content and context of their institution's Jesuit mission.

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