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BYU Graduates Complain to Accrediting Board Over School’s Treatment of Lapsed-Mormon Students
Originally Posted: 03/19/2015 - 10:38am | Type: Blog

A group of Brigham Young University graduates is strengthening its push for students who lose their Mormon faith to retain their spots at the private school. A group of Brigham Y ...

Zaytuna College Recognized as First Accredited Muslim College in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 03/19/2015 - 10:29am | Type: Blog

A college that requires the study of both Wordsworth and the Quran for graduation is now the first fully accredited Islamic university in America. A college that requires the stu ...

INFOGRAPHIC: The New Indentured Servitude
Originally Posted: 03/18/2015 - 9:16am | Type: Magazine Article

Lani Prunés Education debt is crippling students, and America's response gets a failing grade.  While P ...

Religious College Presidents Concerned with Common Threats to Their Schools
Originally Posted: 02/04/2015 - 11:14am | Type: Blog

Should religious colleges be bound by the same union and labor rules as secular universities? Or be rated by the same criteria? Should religious colleges be bound by the same uni ...

Seminaries Awarded $1.5 million to Include Science in Coursework
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 9:51am | Type: Blog

Responding to a real or perceived gap between science and faith, 10 U.S. seminaries will receive a combined $1.5 million in grants to include science in their curricula, the American Association for the Advanc ...

Stanley Hauerwas Drops Out of General Theological Seminary Lecture Series After Controversy
Originally Posted: 10/09/2014 - 9:52am | Type: Blog

Theologian Stanley Hauerwas has declined a series of lectures he was scheduled to give at New York’s General Theological Seminary in November in the wake of the crisis roiling the school. ...

Tensions at Episcopal Church’s Oldest Seminary Reflect Larger Crisis in Future of Theology Schools
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 4:13pm | Type: Blog

Several faculty members at the Episcopal Church’s oldest seminary are battling with the school’s leadership, although neither side agrees whether they quit, were fired or staged a walkout. ...

The Times Leave University Behind
Originally Posted: 09/19/2014 - 2:29pm | Type: Press

June 21, 2014 Sojo in the News John Longhurst ...

Tweets v. Tweaks: Financing Seminary Education (Part III)
Originally Posted: 08/18/2014 - 3:58pm | Type: Blog

Pastors, denominational leaders, under-employed seminary grads, active laity, Nones, seminary professors, and administrators let’s get moving! Let’s organize a viable movement that challenges Congress to work ...

Holy Poverty and The Seminary
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 10:41am | Type: Blog

I am not your employee. I am your pastor. I am poor. Any wealth I may posses comes directly from the pockets of others. Paul said, "the foolishness of the cross" not &qu ...

To Our College-Bound Children: Your Parents Will Be OK
Originally Posted: 08/22/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

What do parents do when their nest empties out? One father told me, "First you cry. Then you run around the house naked." News bulletin to Michael Gerson's first ...

Ph.D. in One Hand, Food Stamps in the Other
Originally Posted: 05/07/2012 - 1:50pm | Type: Blog

The Huffington Post reports on the drastic rise in the number of people with advanced degrees who are also reliant on government welfare. The Huffington Post  reports on th ...

Don't Blame College for Young People Leaving the Church
Originally Posted: 03/01/2012 - 12:51pm | Type: Blog

The “war on religion” has become a frequent bogeyman among Christian and political leaders. But the reason church leaders have failed to stem the tide of a generation heading for the exit door is that they kee ...

A Higher Calling For Higher Ed
Originally Posted: 03/21/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julienne Gage Trinity University found the future of education -- hiding in its own neighborhood. Allene David ...

Game Changers
Originally Posted: 05/19/2011 - 3:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Insights on being the first in the family to graduate from college. ‘I Did It for the Family’ ...