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Christian higher ed on the anvil

Higher Education | Union University President Samuel “Dub” Oliver talks about the challenges of running a Christian college today
by Warren Cole Smith
Posted 7/26/16, 04:58 pm

Samuel W. Oliver, known to friends and colleagues as “Dub,” is president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Union became nationally known for deciding to resign from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities because the CCCU would not sanction or terminate the membership of two colleges that condoned same-sex marriage. For the past 20 years, Oliver has witnessed firsthand the challenges Christian colleges face. He met with me in Asheville, N.C., to talk about the climate of Christian higher education.

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CCCU board considers membership requirements

Higher Education | Task force recommends approach to differing hiring policies involving same-sex marriage
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 7/25/16, 02:52 pm

The Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) board of directors is considering recommendations for new membership and affiliate guidelines during meetings this week, amid differences over same-sex marriage hiring policies.

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Krieg Barrie

Hiding in higher ed

Higher Education | Christians and conservatives in the academic closet
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 7/08/16, 01:00 am

For a long time Christians and conservatives could say the leftism of most college professors doesn’t matter: Students weren’t paying attention. This year we’ve found that many have paid attention. The evidence: Socialist Bernie Sanders overwhelmingly won the votes of millennial college graduates.

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