Pacific Union College Freshman, Sam Delaware, Wins Youth Photographer of the Year Award. Sam Delaware, 18-year-old photography major at Pacific Union College (PUC), has won the 2016 Sony World Photography Youth Photographer of the Year award. His entry was in the Youth Portraits category. The photo he entered is a portrait of his sister, Sarah. The Sony World Photography Awards is currently the largest photography competition with over 230,000 entries this year alone.
Current Andrews University provost and president-elect Andrea Luxton has written the following letter to announce her replacement in the provost's office:
Dear campus community,
I am pleased to announce that yesterday, May 11, 2016, the Andrews University Board of Trustees elected Christon Arthur to serve as the next provost of Andrews University.
Dr. Greg Schneider, Chair of Pacific Union College's Psychology Department, has confirmed that yesterday afternoon he submitted to the Academic Dean his letter of resignation as department chair. Of the department's of the six faculty in the department in fall 2013, only one would remain. Four have resigned or retired within the last two years, protesting what is regarded as the college administration's curtailing of academic freedom.
RIVERSIDE - A group of La Sierra University students and alumni demonstrated for three hours today outside the gate of La Sierra University for changes to how La Sierra implements Title IX. Title IX is a federal law in the United States that applies to colleges and universities receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education, including from state and local educational agencies. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title IX claims dealing with sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Walla Walla University Inaugurates New Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Culture. Walla Walla University’s has named its new center for race, ethnicity and culture in honor of Donald Blake, a member of the faculty in the Walla Walla College Department of Biological Sciences from 1962 to 1969. The Center, officially named on April 24, signifies an act of apology for Blake’s mistreatment at Walla Walla in the 1960s.
The launch of a new book by an Avondale scholar has reminded Seventh-day Adventists their beliefs are based in Scripture but shaped by history. The event, hosted by Avondale Academic Press, marked the 80th birthday of the book's author, Dr. Bryan Ball, and the publication of Grounds for Assurance and Hope. The book brought together Dr. Ball's biblical and historical writings compiled over many years of scholarship.