Religious colleges

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.

A Core With a Catholic Twist

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Seton Hall's new curriculum entails signature courses tied to the institution's religious mission, plus a deliberate focus on "proficiencies" across the disciplines.

33-Year-Old Priest Picked for President

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University of Mary's new leader is admittedly inexperienced, but "raring to go."

Faith, Science and Academic Freedom

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AAUP issues reports criticizing two religious colleges -- one that set limits on teaching by biologist who believes in evolution, and one that fired a professor who tried to preserve traditional theology.

Managing Aid, and Rethinking How Families Pay

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Many worry about the financial crisis's effect on private college enrollments, and the demand for aid. At meeting of Catholic colleges, advice on bracing for this fall, and beyond.

Saving a Christian College

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Weeks after abandoning traditional academic program to focus on adults, Crichton becomes latest small nonprofit institution to shift to for-profit model.

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