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How Diverse Are Christian Colleges and Universities?

The current issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education focuses on the challenges facing African American college students, faculty, and administrators. Among the many pieces — one available to non-subscribers considers why so few black men go into STEM fields — one of the most useful is a tool compiling 2012 numbers from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) to show the … Continue reading

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  • 10/30/14 - Hot off the presses, the October 2014 issue of The Baptist Pietist Clarion is now available in print and online. Edited by fellow Pietist Schoolman G.W. Carlson, The Clarion offers reports, reflections, and reviews from people influenced by the Baptist and Pietist traditions. This issue focuses on missions and the growth of multicultural ministry, but it also includes a version of my September comments to the Christian College Consortium, on how Pietists understand "Christ-centered" higher education.
  • 10/27/14 - If you're in the Twin Cities, you can catch me this Saturday morning, Nov. 1st, 10:00, at the Minnesota Genealogical Society. I'll be speaking on the history of Poland in the century since 1914, with particular emphasis on the Polish experience of Communist rule. More broadly, I'll have us think about the nature of national identity and how it's sustained apart from the existence of a fully autonomous nation-state.
  • 10/20/14 - Thanks to Dave Bruno and John Fea for responding to my post last week suggesting "Six C's of Writing Institutional History"! In a comment on that post, Dave elaborated on his suggestion that historians might practice a kind of institutional "confession," while John — busy writing his own institutional history, of the American Bible Society — generously took time to engage with that and the other 5 C's of my post.
  • 10/9/14 - Readers interested by my posts last week on the biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History (CFH) may want to follow CFH as it ventures into the world of social media. In addition to an updated website, CFH now has a Twitter handle (@faithandhistory) and Facebook page. And look for at least one more CFH-inspired post here next week, on the writing of institutional histories.
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