Christian Colleges Increase Diversity
Inside Higher Ed, citing an analysis from the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, notes that a number of colleges affiliated with ESN’s partner, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, have seen a dramatic increase in African American enrollment.
At Montreat College, in North Carolina, undergraduate black student enrollment increased from 3.7 percent in 1997 to 23 percent in 2007, according to the analysis. At Belhaven College, in Mississippi, black student enrollment climbed from 16.9 to 41 percent. At LeTourneau University, in Texas, the figure grew from 5.7 to 22 percent.
The editor of JBHE notes the ties of many historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to churches (indeed, almost all American private colleges were founded with a connection to a church).
The Chronicle of Higher Education highlights Graduate Junction, a new website aimed that helping researchers connect with other researchers who share their same interests.
Advocacy in Teaching
In Christianity Today’s Books & Culture, Abram Van Engen reviews Stanley Fish’s new book, Save the World on Your Own Time, which argues that political advocacy has no place in the college classroom.