Higher Education
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College reinstates suspended Christian student

Religion | A student’s conflict with a Muslim professor led to the disciplinary proceedings
by Kiley Crossland
Posted 3/31/17, 01:22 pm

UPDATE: Rollins College has reinstated Marshall Polston, the Christian student suspended last week over conflict with a Muslim professor. His attorney said he plans to return to school next week.

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Writing and bartending

Essay | Can the study of human nature in a saloon lead to proficient prose?
by John R. Erickson
Posted 3/11/17, 09:57 am

In 1967, during my second-year at Harvard Divinity School, I was heading toward a ministerial degree but also dabbling with the idea of becoming a famous novelist. I decided to apply for a spot in a two-semester course on fiction writing offered at Harvard College.

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Benevolent cancer

Voices | A twist of providence
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 2/23/17, 04:39 pm

Sixth in a once-a-quarter series of short short fiction …

Larry had been a hospital patient only when he was 17 and had his tonsils removed. Now a distinguished professor at 57, he knew prostate cancer was common and not a herald of imminent death—but when his doctor on April 1 told him surgery was essential, Larry thought the words at first were part of a tasteless April Fools’ Day joke.

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