Religious colleges

Religious colleges deciding whether to allow blessings of gay unions in their chapels

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Two religiously affiliated colleges -- Augustana College and the University of the South -- decide whether to permit the blessing of same-sex unions in campus churches.

Catholic college's completion coaching with prior-learning credits

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A Catholic college ramps up its prior-learning assessment, with a high-touch approach and an eye toward granting credit for MOOCs.

Lutheran colleges train new, non-Lutheran presidents on mission and identity

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An influx of leaders from outside the denomination lead it into a discussion of religious mission and identity.

British theologian uninvited from University of San Diego

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A British theologian is asked not to be a visiting fellow at the University of San Diego, after her views on social issues draw criticism.

New Baptist college plans to open in Vermont

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A new Baptist college is planned for Vermont, by many measures the nation's least religious state.

Two evangelical colleges transition away from ministers as presidents

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Relatively few Christian colleges are still led by presidents who are also ministers. Two colleges recently hired their first leaders who haven't previously led a church.

North Park University encourages seminary students to pursue dual degrees

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The seminary at North Park University, a Christian college in Chicago, is encouraging its students to pursue business degrees in addition to their theological studies.

Wheaton College covered emergency contraception before mandate controversy

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Evangelical college in Illinois says it covered emergency contraception -- which it considers tantamount to abortion -- inadvertently until uproar over federal birth control mandate began. But late change complicates its legal position.

Court Dismisses College Challenge to Birth Control Mandate

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Atheist, secular students becoming established on religious campuses

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Interfaith activists say some religious campuses are becoming more welcoming to atheist students, but there's still room for improvement.

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