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EMU, Goshen voluntarily leave CCCU

Higher Education | Organization split over same-sex marriage seemingly averted
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/21/15, 05:25 pm

WASHINGTON—Two schools that recently changed their hiring policies to include employees in same-sex marriages have voluntarily left the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), averting a likely split in the organization.

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CCCU decision day looms

Higher Education | Board faces critical moment in council history as it considers membership of schools that hire faculty in same-sex marriages
by J.C. Derrick
Posted 9/17/15, 08:50 am

WASHINGTON—The eyes of the Christian higher education world are on the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) board as it faces what many consider the biggest challenge in the organization’s 40-year history.

Since July, the board has conversed with each CCCU president to discuss the membership status of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) and Goshen College, after the two schools announced in July they would change their hiring policies to include faculty and staff in same-sex marriages. The board will announce its decision on Monday.

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Is there life after politics?

Higher Education | Mitch Daniels has successfully moved from the political arena to the presidency of Purdue University
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 9/05/15, 11:49 am

Mitch Daniels succeeded as a budget-cutter in Washington and as governor of Indiana, and many wanted him to run against Barack Obama in 2012, but he declined. After turning down his shot at the presidency of the United States he became a university president and has continued to be hawkish on expenses: After more than three decades of annual tuition increases, Purdue University in 2015-2016 is freezing tuition for the third consecutive year.

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