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Christian crossroads

Higher Education | Higher ed coalition begins to fragment over gay marriage
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/21/15, 01:00 am

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) could be set to lose several of its 122 members. The reason: what critics are calling the CCCU’s lack of commitment to biblical marriage.

One university has already left. Officials at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., sent shock waves through Christian higher education when they announced the school’s withdrawal from the CCCU in early August. 

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More schools poised to leave CCCU

Higher Education | Several member institutions have set Aug. 31 as the deadline for their decisions
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 8/14/15, 01:23 pm

Several institutions plan to leave the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) at the end of August if at that time Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Goshen College are still members.

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Presidential hopefuls tackle the student debt dilemma

Higher Education
by Kent Covington
Posted 8/13/15, 02:15 pm

Republicans and Democrats don’t seem to agree on much these days, but they see eye-to-eye on at least one thing: The cost of a college education is getting out of hand.

Student loan debt has now surpassed credit card debt for the first time ever,” President Barack Obama said recently. “That’s inexcusable.”

Tuition rate hikes have outpaced inflation every year for decades. The average student with college loans now graduates with $35,000 in student debt, more than double the average debt just 15 years ago.

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