Remembering a Truth Teller

Most of my role models in the Christian faith are people I know well and have for a long time. My grandparents are examples, as are other family members, former ministers and teachers. Their impact on me was gradual, resulting from numerous conversations and experiences and encounters. I have a few role models in theContinue reading “Remembering a Truth Teller”

Remembering a Truth Teller

Most of my role models in the Christian faith are people I know well and have for a long time. My grandparents are examples, as are other family members, former ministers and teachers. Their impact on me was gradual, resulting from numerous conversations and experiences and encounters. I have a few role models in theContinue reading “Remembering a Truth Teller”

Humanities Education

Finally, a consortium of humanities organizations has launched a long-term effort, the Humanities Indicators, to study the state and future of the humanities. The study plans to answer questions such as who is getting humanities-related degrees, in which disciplines, what do they do with those degrees, and how much financial support there is for theContinue reading “Humanities Education”

Higher Education bill and religious colleges

from The Chronicle of Higher Education Provision in House Version of Higher Education Act Could Give Special Deference to Religious Colleges By Thomas Bartlett A provision in the bill to renew the Higher Education Act passed last week by the U.S. House of Representatives could force accreditors to give special deference to religious colleges. TheContinue reading “Higher Education bill and religious colleges”

Delicious news about higher education funding

Yesterday the University of Pennsylvania made history by announcing that it would pay for tuition, room and board for all students from families with incomes of up to $50,000. By topping similar aid commitments from wealthier universities, Penn will hopefully set off competition among top tier colleges to put money where their mouths ought toContinue reading “Delicious news about higher education funding”

Even secondary education is about value choices

In the most recent The Chronicle of Higher Education (“The Liberal Arts in School and College,” March 10, 2006, B46), Stanley Katz argues for greater attention to multidisciplinary courses that challenge students to “understand that the essence of education is the courage and ability to make value judgments.” This integrative approach with its stress onContinue reading “Even secondary education is about value choices”

Together on the Journey

From the Clintonville Christian Church newsletter dated March 15, 2006: This Lenten Season is off to a meaningful start for our church and I’m thankful to be part of it! By the time this is printed, we surveyed the wilderness of our lives and started clearing space in that wilderness to better communicate with GodContinue reading “Together on the Journey”