Higher Education

A test of true diversity

Higher Education | A controversy over discrimination is coming to an institution near and dear to you
by Joel Belz
Posted 10/17/14, 01:00 am

Gordon College of Wenham, Mass. (a northeast Boston suburb), has never been known in the evangelical community as a right-wing or super-conservative institution. Pretty solidly biblical, most observers would say. And pretty balanced. Now and then, perhaps, a bit more daring than some of us found comfortable—but not by much.

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Is selling class notes educational enterprise or academic fraud?

Higher Education
by Emily Scheie
Posted 9/24/14, 01:04 pm

Jane Brannen’s diligent studies in AP World Civilizations paid off in cash when, with permission from her teacher, she sold her textbook outlines to classmates for $2 a week. “Since I would have been doing the work anyway, selling the notes was a convenient way for me to earn money while saving other students time,” she said. But when Brannen started AP U.S. History, the teacher ended her entrepreneurial education enterprise.

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Photo by T. Rob Brown/The Joplin Globe/AP

A tale of two colleges

Higher Education | Two Christian colleges, both founded in 1906, both about the same size, have gone in different directions
by Sophia Lee & Angela Lu Fulton
Posted 9/19/14, 01:00 am

Known as the “family-friendly Las Vegas,” Branson, Mo., is home to many touristy spectacles: a life-size replica of the Titanic, horse dancers frolicking in Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, a Hollywood-esque cracked building housing Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and an endless parade of country music shows. But the No. 4 most popular attraction on review site TripAdvisor.com is a tour of the College of the Ozarks (C of O), where gawkers can snap photos of respectful college students doing honest work in exchange for a tuition-free education.

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