Religious colleges

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.

Crucifixes in the Classroom

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Boston College adds Catholic imagery to all teaching spaces -- to the consternation of some professors.

Academic Freedom, Christian Context

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An evangelical college tries to define faculty rights to free inquiry in a way that celebrates its institutional mission.

A 'Mission-Driven' Core

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Social justice matters get a fair amount of attention at colleges these days, often in the form of service learning or extracurricular activities. But at one Roman Catholic liberal arts college near Philadelphia, the very core of a new curriculum foregrounds the fact that justice does matter.

Prayers From the Dugout

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At Neumann College, which has a chaplain for each team, sports and spirituality blend.

A Special Relationship

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When bishops and college presidents don't get along, things can get very complicated for those leading Catholic colleges.

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