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Why Obama May Be Good News for Christian Higher Education

December 26, 2008

barack-obama92.jpgLeaders in Christian higher education could be in for an easier time under Barack Obama’s administration than they had under George Bush. Under Bush’s administration, the federal government became increasingly involved in accreditation for higher education, said Paul Corts, president of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Corts and others in Christian higher education are hopeful that the Obama administration will back off from further involvement.

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Long Island Obama School Nixed By Parents

December 26, 2008

barack-obama-594.jpgThe New York Post reports that the Clear Stream Avenue Elementary School will not be changing its name to honor President-elect Barack Obama.

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Seminaries Tightening Belts Amid Crisis

December 2, 2008

When 85 new students enrolled this fall at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa, the numbers were “beyond our wildest dreams,” said President Duane Larson. But the Lutheran school’s board, looking at a 35 percent drop in its endowment value and a similar decline in individuals gifts, also had to face up to stark financial realities.

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Bob Jones University President, Stephen Jones, Apologizes for ‘Racially Hurtful’ Policies of the Past

November 22, 2008

bob-jones-university.jpgBob Jones University is apologizing for racist policies that included a
one-time ban on interracial dating and its unwillingness to admit black
students until 1971.

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Oral Roberts University Laying Off 100 Employees

November 18, 2008

oru-camp-logo-sign.jpgOral Roberts University will lay off about 100 employees, days after it agreed to a near-$450,000 separation agreement with its former president who resigned amid a spending scandal.

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More Christian Colleges Could Close Amidst Downturn

November 17, 2008

For 15 years, Cascade College in Portland, Ore., struggled to find the fuels that any college needs: students to pay tuition, and donors to help build an endowment. Then came the global economic meltdown, and suddenly that struggle became an impossibility.

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Even Mighty Harvard Struggles Amid Poor Economy

November 11, 2008

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Despite amassing an almost $37 billion endowment, Harvard University is warning that the economic slowdown has reached America’s richest university. 

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