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Christian Colleges Are Tangled in Their Own LGBT Policies

Christian Colleges Are Tangled in Their Own LGBT Policies

March 28, 2018

Conservative Christian colleges, once relatively insulated from the culture war, are increasingly entangled in the same battles over LGBT rights and related social issues that have divided other institutions in America. Students and faculty at many religious institutions are asked to accept a "faith statement" outlining the school's views on such matters as evangelical doctrine, scriptural interpretation and human sexuality. Those statements often include a rejection of homosexual activity and a definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Changing attitudes on sexual ethics and civil rights, however, are making it difficult for some schools, even conservative ones, to ensure broad compliance with their strict positions. [Audio]
Conservative Christian colleges, once relatively insulated from the culture war, are increasingly entangled in the same battles over LGBT rights and related social issues that have divided other institutions in America. Students and faculty at many religious institutions are asked to accept a "faith statement" outlining the school's views on such matters as evangelical doctrine, scriptural interpretation and human sexuality. Those statements often include a rejection of homosexual activity and a definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Changing attitudes on sexual ethics and civil rights, however, are making it difficult for some schools, even conservative ones, to ensure broad compliance with their strict positions. [Audio]

March 28, 2018

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The Washington Post

Invisible No More: How Advising Programs Are Finding New Talent for Top Colleges

Invisible No More: How Advising Programs Are Finding New Talent for...

March 28, 2018

Like many promising students from modest backgrounds, Nolan Arkansas started his college search with a major barrier: He was unaware of all of his options and undervalued his own potential. He figured he was bound for a public university in his home state or just across the border at the University of Tennessee. Elite private schools seemed inconceivable. But a growing movement of nonprofit talent hunters and advisers is seeking to raise the ambitions of disadvantaged students and connect them with premier colleges, attacking a widespread problem researchers call “undermatching.”  
Like many promising students from modest backgrounds, Nolan Arkansas started his college search with a major barrier: He was unaware of all of his options and undervalued his own potential. He figured he was bound for a public university in his home state or just across the border at the University of Tennessee. Elite private schools seemed inconceivable. But a growing movement of nonprofit talent hunters and advisers is seeking to raise the ambitions of disadvantaged students and connect them with premier colleges, attacking a widespread problem researchers call “undermatching.”  

March 28, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Reviving the Curriculum

Reviving the Curriculum

March 28, 2018

Like many general-education programs, the required curriculum at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences (NY) has gotten a bit stale. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, but it’s been in place for 15 years -- meaning that many if not most of the faculty members, administrators and students who helped create it are no longer on campus.
Like many general-education programs, the required curriculum at Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences (NY) has gotten a bit stale. There’s nothing wrong with it per se, but it’s been in place for 15 years -- meaning that many if not most of the faculty members, administrators and students who helped create it are no longer on campus.

March 28, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

To Help and Comfort ‘Dreamers’

To Help and Comfort ‘Dreamers’

March 27, 2018

Despite an original March 5 deadline, Congress and President Trump have left in limbo DACA students, including 50 to 100 “Dreamers,” as they are known, at Pomona. The California college, says its president, G. Gabrielle Starr, is offering them legal and logistical aid, and regular get-togethers, to let them know they’re not alone in their struggles and worry.  [Video]
Despite an original March 5 deadline, Congress and President Trump have left in limbo DACA students, including 50 to 100 “Dreamers,” as they are known, at Pomona. The California college, says its president, G. Gabrielle Starr, is offering them legal and logistical aid, and regular get-togethers, to let them know they’re not alone in their struggles and worry.  [Video]

March 27, 2018

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The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, FL

Glover Says Leading Edward Waters Lifted a Burden

Glover Says Leading Edward Waters Lifted a Burden

March 27, 2018

After eight years of leading one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges, Nat Glover feels redeemed. 
The retiring president of Edward Waters (FL) said he feels his time leading the small, private college has lifted a burden on his heart. That burden comes from decades as a police officer, detective and later as Duval sheriff, where he was responsible for pulling numerous young people, criminals, out of their communities and putting them behind bars. Those convictions made the community safer, Glover said this week, but they also left holes in families and neighborhoods. Glover said it has weighed on his psyche over the years.
After eight years of leading one of the nation’s oldest historically black colleges, Nat Glover feels redeemed. 
The retiring president of Edward Waters (FL) said he feels his time leading the small, private college has lifted a burden on his heart. That burden comes from decades as a police officer, detective and later as Duval sheriff, where he was responsible for pulling numerous young people, criminals, out of their communities and putting them behind bars. Those convictions made the community safer, Glover said this week, but they also left holes in families and neighborhoods. Glover said it has weighed on his psyche over the years.

March 27, 2018

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