Higher Education

A small-town kid on campus

Higher Education | Studying life at the liberal University of Texas of the 1960s
by John R. Erickson
Posted 10/01/16, 08:38 am

Pigeons and rats

My first year at the University of Texas wasn’t fun or easy. I had always been a slow reader and a lazy student, and I spent most of my first semester in cold fear that I was going to flunk Spanish and algebra. It didn’t help that UT was an enormous, impersonal campus with a student population more than 10 times the size of my hometown.

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CCCU adopts new membership policy

Higher Education | Plan grants pathway for return of three schools willing to hire staff in same-sex marriages

by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/27/16, 12:31 pm

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) has adopted new guidelines to address evolving differences among member schools on the definition of marriage.

“We believe that this document rightly articulates both the core and the breadth of the CCCU in a way that will make us the most effective witness and advocate for Christian higher education,” board chairman Charles Pollard, president of John Brown University, wrote to CCCU presidents in a letter dated Sept. 22.

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Is it time for Texas Christian University to change its name?

Higher Education | The school’s association with Planned Parenthood reveals its true worldview
by La Shawn Barber
Posted 8/31/16, 04:49 pm

When I wrote about Texas Christian University (TCU) for WORLD in 2013, I wondered why a Christian institution would have an “interfaith initiative” in which students “across faith traditions came together to celebrate our individual beliefs, learn about one another, and work together to change the world.” How exactly do Christians go about celebrating someone’s belief in a false god?

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