Religious colleges

Believing in God and Evolution

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A new movement is encouraging Christian colleges to embrace the teaching of evolution -- without giving up professors' or students' faith.

Philosophers Against Bias

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Following years of debate, association will flag jobs that aren't open to gay scholars. Are Christian colleges being given a "scarlet letter"? Is there a loophole?

'Seeing the Light'

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Samuel Schuman's administrative career included positions as chancellor of two state universities -- the University of Minnesota at Morris and the the University of North Carolina at Asheville. But he also served for a decade as a vice president for academic affairs (and for six months as acting president) of a religious institution, Guilford College.

Students, Faith, Catholic Colleges

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New research counters widely publicized studies about institutions leading the faithful "astray."

Filling Key Presidency in Christian Higher Ed

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Wheaton of Illinois names a new leader -- at a time the college enjoys greater prominence and faces some criticism.

Questions on Erskine's Accreditation

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Last week’s dismissal – by a religious body -- of 14 trustees of Erskine College (to be followed by reconsidering the status of the remaining trustees) may violate two requirements of the institution’s accreditor, putting its recognition at risk.

A Private College Goes For-Profit

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Dana is sold a year after another Lutheran institution was sold. But new owners plan to keep tenure and the traditional, residential mission.

Low Stress Christian Tenure

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DENVER -- Gatherings of any significant number of faculty members on the tenure track feature many discussions of the stresses associated with coming up for tenure. Will I publish enough? Have I offended a senior colleague? Do I know what the review committee really cares about? The American Educational Research Association’s annual meeting here is no different, with plenty of hallway chatter among younger scholars about their chances.

Stained Glass Ceiling

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W. King Mott, associate professor of political science and gender studies at Seton Hall University, clearly has earned respect from colleagues at the Roman Catholic institution. He has tenure. He recently finished a term as chair of the Faculty Senate. He served on the search committee for a new president.

Trying to Heal at Erskine

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Faculty members and alumni of Erskine College have been carefully parsing the biography of David A. Norman, who was named last week to become the South Carolina institution's next president.


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