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.
Seventh-day Adventist college students from Oakwood University and Southern Adventist University have reported obstacles to their participating in the presidential primary processes, though for very different reasons. For Southern students, new voter ID laws prevented several from participating in Tennessee's primary elections. Oakwood students were kicked out of a Donald Trump events in Alabama. In both cases, students were impeded from participating in America's democratic process for the first time.
The Avondale College of Higher Education lost first-year student Michael Key Tuesday to a fatal traffic accident. The following was posted by Avondale College public relations officer Brenton Stacey on the college's website:
The Andrews University Board of Trustees has selected Andrea Luxton, currently the university's provost, to succeed outgoing president Niels-Erik Andreasen. With the appointment, Luxton becomes part a growing number of women presidents currently serving in Seventh-day Adventist Higher Education within North America, joining Dr. Avis Hendrickson at Atlantic Union College, Dr. Heather Knight at Pacific Union College, and Dr.