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Andrews University Faculty Senate Issues Statement on Race and Justice

Spectrum received the following statement from the Andrews University Faculty Senate:

Tricia Penniecook Joins Oakwood University as Academic Vice President

Oakwood University's insideOakwood newsletter announced the hiring of a new Academic Vice President, who comes from Loma Linda University. The release follows:

Oakwood University Administration is pleased to announce that Tricia Penniecook, M.D., MPH, current dean of the School of Public Health at Loma Linda University, has accepted an invitation to serve at Oakwood University as vice president for Academic Administration.

Walla Walla University President Issues Statement Against "Sinister Accusations"

This document was obtained from the Walla Walla University website.  Spectrum contacted Dr. McVay and university officials and did not receive additional comment.

November 20, 2014

Dear Friend,

Allow me to share a personal word about accusations now all-too-regularly offered against people associated with Walla Walla University.

Atlantic Union College Names Dr. Avis Hendrickson President

Atlantic Union College has named Dr. Avis Hendrickson the next president of Atlantic Union College, according to a press release issued by the institution's Board of Trustees. The historic appointment makes Dr. Hendrickson only the second black woman to be named president of an Adventist institution of higher education in the United States. Pacific Union College president Dr.

Canadian University College Uses Science Centre Explosion as Opportunity to Improve Complex

On October 8, 2013 unstable chemical vapors connected with an electrical spark igniting a small explosion in the chemical preparation and storage room of the Chan Shun Science Centre at Canadian University College in Lacombe, Alberta.

The resulting fire set off the building’s sprinkler system, which caused significant water damage to the complex. Water flowed downstairs to the first floor and continued to the basement level of the science building. It ruined the drywall covering a first floor wing and some lab benches and cupboards.

Southwestern Adventist University Inaugurates President Ken Shaw, Raises Over $100K

Southwestern Adventist University inaugurated Dr. Ken Shaw as the 25th president Friday, November 7, on Shaw’s 130th day in office. The new president’s wife, Ann Shaw, and family were in attendance. The ceremony began with the inauguration procession, accompanied by the Southwestern Wind Symphony and local bagpiper, Matt Willis. The procession was led by ceremony marshal Dr. Marcel Sargeant, Professor of Education and Psychology, followed by the Board of Trustees, former presidents, delegates from schools across the nation, faculty emeriti, current faculty and staff, and the president.

Andrews Seminary Publishes Statement on Headship

The seminary at Andrews University has posted a statement on its website refuting the doctrine of “male headship” in Adventist church leadership.

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.

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