Higher Education

Why Harvard’s Atheist Chaplain Matters Less, and More, than You Think

"Does this mean that Epstein has just been hired for a new job as Harvard’s atheist chaplain? Has he become Harvard’s 'chief chaplain'? Does this mean that he now 'leads' and is “in charge of” Harvard’s other chaplains? Did these other chaplains decide that they 'couldn’t think of anyone better' for spiritual chaplaincy at the university? Is this a big, new change for campus ministry at Harvard? . . . the answer to all of these questions is 'No.'" - IRD

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In resignation letter to Harvard divinity school, Cornel West cites ‘intellectual and spiritual bankruptcy’

"Scholar and progressive activist Cornel West, who earlier this year announced he would be resigning from Harvard University’s divinity school, released a June 30 letter to the school’s dean outlining his reasons for leaving . . . . 'spiritual rot'" - RNS

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Princeton Trades Classics for Diversity?

"Imagine a software engineering class that doesn’t make students learn computer code. That should give you some idea how ridiculous it is that Princeton University is no longer requiring classics majors to learn Greek or Latin. Not zoology students or English majors, but classics students. You know, the folks who study Greek and Latin culture." - Breakpoint

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Turnover Rate Rising for Christian College Presidents

"...nine presidents of institutions associated with the Council for Christian Colleges the Universities... have already announced they are leaving in 2021. Fourteen CCCU schools appointed new presidents in 2020, continuing an upward trend in turnover rates. Thirteen left in 2019 and 11 in 2018" - CToday

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Study: 88% of colleges, universities restrict free speech in some form, but there is evidence of improvement

"[Foundation for Individual Rights in Education's] 2021 Spotlight on Speech Codes looked at the free speech policies of 478 colleges and universities, 372 public institutions and 106 private colleges and universities.....the lead author of the report, explained that while the numbers in the report may seem disheartening, the situation regarding free speech on campus has improved overall." - CPost

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SBC seminary presidents reaffirm 'Baptist Faith and Message.' declare critical race theory incompatible

"In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, the Council of Seminary Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention has reaffirmed 'with eagerness' the BFM’s status 'as the doctrinal statement that unites and defines Southern Baptist cooperation and establishes the confessional unity of our Convention.'" - BPNews

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