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Academic Freedom Conflict at PUC Makes Local Paper, Chronicle of Higher Education

The dispute between some faculty members and the administration at Pacific Union College over academic freedom and the content of lectures in the psychology department - though now largely resolved, according to those on both sides of the conflict - has captured attention beyond the confines of Adventist academia, even making th

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La Sierra University Lawsuit Falling Apart

The ongoing lawsuit at La Sierra University, brought by three former administration and faculty members, seems to be falling apart, according to a recent analysis by Michael Peabody, an attorney in Los Angeles, the editor of 

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Keith Bowman on a a New Hub for Adventist Videos

Keith Bowman has a vision. He believes Adventist pastors and educators and leaders - and your average Adventist young person - need a centralized hub to find Adventist-made videos and media. He couldn't find anyone who wanted to create the hub, so - without a background in film, and with only the help of a few like-minded students - he set out to create the hub himself. The new site for Adventist videos launched on January 1.

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Napa Valley Register Calls Out PUC's Duplicity in Land Battle

An editorial in the Napa Valley Register on February 8 takes the side of the land conservation group Save Rural Angwin, agreeing that the Napa County Board of Supervisors needs to take action sooner rather than later to protect about 100 acres of rural land owned by Pacific Union College. 

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Chris Blake on Why He Is Neither Conservative Nor Liberal

Chris Blake, associate professor of English and communication at Union College, wrote the cover story of the January 16 Adventist Review, titled: “In Christ There Is Neither Conservative Nor Liberal. We asked him some questions about his politics and the piece he w

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The Latest from the PUC Academic Freedom Debate

On Tuesday afternoon, Pacific Union College President Heather Knight sent a message to all the PUC faculty called “Academic Freedom: Continuing to Learn Together,” with an update on the debate over academic freedom at the college, reporting on her meeting to discuss the topic with faculty leaders at the Academic Senate meeting on January 28.

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European Sunday Alliance Holds Second Conference

The European Sunday Alliance — a coalition of various trade unions, civil society organizations and religious communities — recently held its second Conference on Work-free Sundays and Decent Work at the European Parliament. 

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Gilbert Valentine Shares Lessons We Can Learn from the Anglicans

Yesterday the Anglican Communion held a service marking 70 years since its first woman priest was ordained. "It is living history we have here," said the Reverend Clare Herbert at the ceremony in London, "all the more so at the moment because the Church of England is entering the final stages towards the frocking of women as bishops. To be at this service today is very significant. She is a real inspiration to women in the church today." 

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Southern Locked Down Today After "Perceived Threat"

The campus of Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tennesee - including the local elementary, middle school and high schools - was locked down for two hours this afternoon after campus safety officials were alerted to a perceived threat.

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TOSC Meets for Third Discussion on Women's Ordination

This week the Theology of Ordination Study Committee (TOSC) is meeting in Maryland for its third working session, following meetings in January and July last year.

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