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  • Falwell: Reducing regulations on higher ed a priority

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, February 06, 2017 (one year ago)

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) -- Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. would advocate for deregulation as the leader of two federal task forces on higher education for President Donald Trump, Falwell told The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    While Trump has not officially announced the task forces, Falwell said the president extended the offer in November 2016 after he (Falwell) declined to serve as U.S. secretary of education, according to The Chronicle. He plans to discuss his leadership of the task forces with Trump Feb. 8, he told the Lynchburg News and ... Read More

  • Education consortium reaches 90 nations in 30 years

    by Trennis Henderson, posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 (one year ago)

    ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (BP) -- Entering the Consortium for Global Education's 30th year, participants from across the nation and around the world gathered at Ouachita Baptist University for the organization's annual meeting.

    The consortium, established in 1987 under the name Cooperative Services International Education Consortium, supports the development and programs of international education between member Baptist colleges and universities and partner institutions of higher education overseas, especially in restricted countries. Read More

  • Pro-gay 'shame list' heavy on Baptist colleges

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, August 30, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Nearly a third of the 102 institutions of higher education on a pro-homosexual activist group's list of "the absolute worst colleges for [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] youth" have Southern Baptist ties.

    All schools on the list, which was published Aug. 29 by the college-focused organization Campus Pride, have a religious affiliation, with the vast majority affirming historic, orthodox Christianity. Thirty-one institutions listed (30.4%) cooperate either with the Southern Baptist Convention or a Baptist state convention that partners with the SBC. Read More

  • Whither Christian higher education?

    by Jason Allen, posted Friday, June 05, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    Institutions of higher learning are facing numerous challenges: a shrinking college-age demographic, nagging questions about the value of advanced degrees, the online revolution, persistent economic sluggishness and escalating costs. Yet, for distinctly Christian institutions of higher education, this is where the challenges begin, not end. Read More