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Walla Walla University Addresses Human Trafficking

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"A multitude of Walla Walla University students joined local community members and concerned citizens at Shelter for Freedom’s headlining event on Saturday night, January 16, 2010, filling Whitman College’s Cordiner Hall for the screening of the documentary film Cargo: Innocence Lost, Martin Surridge reports.

Jamaica Press Praises Local Adventist University Leader

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The Jamaica Obverser editorial board writes:

Dr Herbert J Thompson’s tenure as president of the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is a perfect example of the difference which outstanding leadership makes, and a potent illustration of the point we are trying to make.
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We have since witnessed the dramatic transformation of the institution to university status granted by the Government of Jamaica in 1999. [It has an enrollment of 5,300 students and a faculty and staff of 453.]

BREAKING: La Sierra University Board of Trustees Releases Two Statements

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Today, La Sierra University Board of Trustees issued two press releases: Statement of Support for the Adventist View of Creation

The Board of Trustees is fully mindful of La Sierra University’s responsibilities and commitments as a Seventh-day Adventist institution of higher education.

PUC Enrollment Up for Fall Quarter

Pacific Union Collge reports:

Pacific Union College opened a new school year in September with increased enrollment and high student enthusiasm. Official headcount for fall quarter is 1,511—an 11.1 percent increase from last year. Retention numbers are also up from 71 percent to 79 percent.

Fire Marks Start of LSU School Year

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Fire erupted in the hills directly behind La Sierra University on Tuesday, the second day of the 2009-2010 school year. The fire, known alternately as the La Sierra fire and the Norco/Riverside fire began mid-morning, spreading rapidly under searing temperatures and wind gusts topping 50 miles per hour.

According to officials, the blaze began near Ingalls Park in Norco, approximately one mile northwest of the LSU campus. Flames quickly traversed a narrow, brush-covered ridge between the cities of Riverside and Norco, threatening the Hidden Valley Golf Club.

Southern Experiences Record Enrollment for 10th Consecutive Year

According to Jennifer Meyer, writing Southern's News:

Enrollment at Southern Adventist University is at a record high for the 10th year in a row. The university welcomed 2,891 students at the beginning of the fall 2009 semester. An incoming class of 603 freshmen makes the second highest freshmen class ever. This year also marks the university’s 14th successive year of continuous growth.

Alcohol Approved for Collegedale

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It appears that Happy Valley, as Collegedale, Tennessee is known by locals, just got happier. For some.

Chattanooga's News Channel 9 reports that Collegedale City Commissioners approved a measure this week that will allow the sale of beer by the drink in Collegedale. The measure is aimed at increasing much-needed revenue for the town that is home to Southern Adventist University.

From the report:

Fire Takes SWAU Radio Station Off Air

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Fire broke out in the KJCR radio station on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University Thursday night, disabling the station.

Jessica Lozano, writing for the Southwesterner, the official online publication of the SWAU communications department, reports:

Adventist Graduate Education Expands in Africa

Bernard Onditi/Adventist News Network writes:

An initiative designed to groom post-graduate students at Seventh-day Adventist universities in Africa saw its first graduation last week.

Earning master's degrees in pastoral theology and leadership from the Adventist University of Africa, the first 174 graduates of the program are seen as products of the Adventist Church's expansion of higher education in Africa, regional church leaders said.

UPDATE: Students Shot at School in Uganda

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The Ugandan Sunday Monitor reports:

Bugema Seventh Day (sic) Adventist Secondary School was yesterday closed down and all its 1,000 students sent home after a two-day strike turned violent in the wee hours of Sunday morning forcing the Police to intervene.

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The students were protesting poor feeding and mistreatment by teachers including use of corporal punishment by the administrators at the church-run school.

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