Leigh Jones

Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.

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Students vote to expel Chick-fil-A

Marriage
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/16/12, 12:23 pm

Chick-fil-A could soon be expelled from a private liberal arts college in North Carolina because of the company president's support for traditional marriage.

Elon University's student senate voted 35 to 11 to recommend the fast food restaurant's removal from the school's dining hall, despite support for the company on campus. A poll conducted in September by student newspaper The Pendulum, showed 64 percent of students, alumni, faculty, and staff wanted the restaurant to stay put.

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Two Baptist schools sue over birth control mandate

Religion
by Leigh Jones
Posted 10/09/12, 03:05 pm

Two more Christian colleges have filed suit against the federal government over the demand they cover contraceptive and abortifacient drugs under their health insurance policies.

Houston Baptist University and East Texas Baptist University, represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, face annual fines of more than $10 million each if they don't comply with the mandate.

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Another school files suit against federal government

Higher Education | College of the Ozarks joins more than a dozen Christian colleges fighting the contraceptive mandate
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/18/12, 12:45 pm

A small Christian college in Missouri filed suit against the federal government Monday over the mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage for contraceptive drugs.

The College of the Ozarks, in Point Lookout, Mo., is the 14th Christian school to challenge the mandate in court. The school timed its suit to coincide with the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution, school President Jerry C. Davis said in a prepared statement.

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