Higher Education

Inside the outbreak: Coronavirus at college

Education | How Christian higher education responded to a pandemic
by Michael Reneau
Posted 3/17/20, 05:33 pm

Last week, with students scattered throughout Europe during spring break, administrators of Lithuania-based LCC International University scrambled. The week began with leaders hoping the 600 or so students on campus—72 percent of whom are from outside Lithuania—would stay out of Italy, a coronavirus hot zone. By week’s end, with coronavirus spreading and much of Europe locking down, they feared what would happen when students returned from places like Germany, France, Spain, and the Netherlands.

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Polarizing protesters?

Higher Education | Even schools in New York are experiencing tensions over the Hong Kong democracy movement
by Emily Belz
Posted 11/20/19, 06:32 pm

Tensions over the Hong Kong protests have been on a low simmer on New York’s college campuses, where 40 percent of international students are from mainland China, according to the Institute of International Education. Less than 1 percent are from Hong Kong. 

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Baptist battles

Higher Education | Some Baptist colleges have not embraced the conservative theology the Southern Baptist Convention adopted almost 20 years ago
by Charissa Koh
Posted 11/07/19, 01:02 pm

Clint Bass was thrilled when his alma mater, Southwest Baptist University (SBU), offered him a job. He graduated from the private Christian school in 2000 and nine years later joined the faculty as church history professor. He and his wife (also an SBU graduate) settled in a modest brick house in small-town Bolivar, Mo., and joined the Baptist church across the street from the school.

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