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LGBTQ Students Wrestle with Tensions at Christian Colleges

LGBTQ Students Wrestle with Tensions at Christian Colleges

December 05, 2022

As monks chanted evening prayers in the dimly lit Saint John’s University church, members of the student LGBTQ organization, QPLUS, were meeting in a dedicated, Pride flag-lined lounge at the institution’s sister Benedictine college, a few miles away across Minnesota farmland. To Sean Fisher, a senior who identifies as non-binary and helps lead QPLUS, its official recognition and funding by Saint John’s and the College of Saint Benedict is welcome proof of the Catholic schools’ “acknowledging queer students exist.” But tensions endure here and at many of the hundreds of U.S. Catholic and Protestant universities.
As monks chanted evening prayers in the dimly lit Saint John’s University church, members of the student LGBTQ organization, QPLUS, were meeting in a dedicated, Pride flag-lined lounge at the institution’s sister Benedictine college, a few miles away across Minnesota farmland. To Sean Fisher, a senior who identifies as non-binary and helps lead QPLUS, its official recognition and funding by Saint John’s and the College of Saint Benedict is welcome proof of the Catholic schools’ “acknowledging queer students exist.” But tensions endure here and at many of the hundreds of U.S. Catholic and Protestant universities.

December 05, 2022

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Higher Ed Dive

What It’s Like To Be a University’s First Woman and First Lay President — And Then Do It Again

What It’s Like To Be a University’s First Woman and First Lay Presi...

December 02, 2022

When Tania Tetlow started in July at Fordham University, a Jesuit institution in New York City, she became both its first woman president and its first president who is not a priest. But it wasn’t the first time Tetlow has been in that position. She was also the first woman and first lay president in her last job, as president of Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit institution with about 4,600 students.
When Tania Tetlow started in July at Fordham University, a Jesuit institution in New York City, she became both its first woman president and its first president who is not a priest. But it wasn’t the first time Tetlow has been in that position. She was also the first woman and first lay president in her last job, as president of Loyola University New Orleans, a Jesuit institution with about 4,600 students.

December 02, 2022

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The Seattle Times

Stanford President’s Research Under Fire for Potential Scientific Misconduct, Report Says

Stanford President’s Research Under Fire for Potential Scientific M...

December 01, 2022

An academic research organization is “looking into” allegations of scientific misconduct involving Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the president of Stanford University, after online posts challenged the authenticity of multiple images published in a paper he co-authored. 
 
An academic research organization is “looking into” allegations of scientific misconduct involving Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the president of Stanford University, after online posts challenged the authenticity of multiple images published in a paper he co-authored. 
 

December 01, 2022

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Inside Higher Ed

A Chill at BYU

A Chill at BYU

December 01, 2022

Two faculty members at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus say they were suddenly told they can’t work there anymore. While the reason for the nonrenewals remains obscure, the professors both believe they were rejected for questioning the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stance on homosexuality. Last academic year, BYU’s Utah campus let go a longtime professor of writing under similarly mysterious circumstances. The professor said then that the only possible explanation was her own LGBTQ advocacy: wearing a rainbow pin on the first day of class and sometimes mentioning she had gay family members. BYU, which is operated by the Mormon Church, does not permit same-sex relationships. 
Two faculty members at Brigham Young University’s Idaho campus say they were suddenly told they can’t work there anymore. While the reason for the nonrenewals remains obscure, the professors both believe they were rejected for questioning the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ stance on homosexuality. Last academic year, BYU’s Utah campus let go a longtime professor of writing under similarly mysterious circumstances. The professor said then that the only possible explanation was her own LGBTQ advocacy: wearing a rainbow pin on the first day of class and sometimes mentioning she had gay family members. BYU, which is operated by the Mormon Church, does not permit same-sex relationships. 

December 01, 2022

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North Country Public Radio, Canton, NY

Leadership Changes, Fewer Students, and a Merger. What's Happening at Paul Smith's College?

Leadership Changes, Fewer Students, and a Merger. What's Happening ...

December 01, 2022

Paul Smith’s College (NY) sits on the edge of Lower St. Regis Lake and is in the middle of miles of Adirondack wilderness. There are tall pine trees that tower over campus walkways and on this day, it’s snowing.
Inside the school's library, senior Anna Thrasher is sipping a warm cup of coffee and wearing a grey Paul Smith’s College beanie. Thrasher has seen the school cycle through four presidents and says that’s been tough. 
Paul Smith’s College (NY) sits on the edge of Lower St. Regis Lake and is in the middle of miles of Adirondack wilderness. There are tall pine trees that tower over campus walkways and on this day, it’s snowing.
Inside the school's library, senior Anna Thrasher is sipping a warm cup of coffee and wearing a grey Paul Smith’s College beanie. Thrasher has seen the school cycle through four presidents and says that’s been tough. 

December 01, 2022

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