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Common reading or early college indoctrination?

Higher Education
by Emily Scheie
Posted 8/13/14, 11:42 am

For many undergraduates, the first taste of college-level reading is not Plato or Shakespeare but New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Many colleges assign students, especially incoming freshmen, a “common reading” to complete over the summer and discuss together when they arrive on campus. While colleges aim for stimulating and relevant choices, critics claim the texts tend to advance a liberal agenda and lack college-level difficulty.

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College without debt: A commitment in faith

Higher Education
by Matt Bell
Posted 5/23/14, 05:00 pm

Editor’s note: The average graduate in the college class of 2014 is leaving school with a record debt of $33,000 dollars in school-related loans, according to the firm Edvisors. And The Wall Street Journal reports that amount is nearly double the amount graduates had to pay back just 20 years ago, even adjusting for inflation.

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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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