Higher Education
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Drowning in red

Higher Education | Historic Christian colleges like Nyack College are facing financial crises that are forcing big changes. Some haven’t survived
by Emily Belz
Posted 8/15/19, 04:46 pm

Nyack College, a Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA) school in the New York City area, received an independent audit in 2017 with an opinion any institution dreads: “substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern.”

The evangelical school with a 120-year history in New York was looking at looming insolvency, according to the audit, because of its tens of millions in debt and falling revenues.

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Krieg Barrie

Off to college

Higher Education | Hundreds of years of bad philosophy are about to immerse your child
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 8/01/19, 01:37 pm

You’re sending Johnny off to college and keeping your fingers crossed. You’ve heard the statistics about kids losing their faith at university; you believe the price tag is way out of proportion to the product; you know he’ll be paying loans off till he’s 40. But it’s a testimony to the power of tradition and cultural inertia that you’re going ahead with it anyway.

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Oberlin’s fervor

Activism | When ideals harden into ideology, injustices follow
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 7/11/19, 09:43 am

Liberal Arts, released in 2012, is an unassuming film tribute from actor Josh Radnor to his alma mater, Kenyon College. In the film, Radnor’s character is experiencing an early midlife crisis when he receives an invitation to the retirement party of his favorite professor. Returning to campus, he sees from the perspective of a worldly-wise Gen Xer rather than a wide-eyed freshman. The professors are cynical, the students are scary, and the attachment he forms with a quirky freshman girl doesn’t go where they expect—and yet.

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