Columbia Union College has officially announced it is changing its name to Washington Adventist University.
The New York Times reports:
Robert Redford, the actor and environmental superhero, is a vocal supporter of renewable power and sustainable growth — but it seems that doesn’t include a proposal for an ecofriendly housing development in his corner of the Napa Valley.
On Friday, Pacific Union College President Richard Osborn released this statement:
Considering the challenges facing American higher education, last November I asked Dr. Don Pursley to conduct an independent analysis of Pacific Union College. During the three days he spent on campus he interviewed over thirty five individuals resulting in the appointment of a Study Committee. Their report contained many recommendations with serious ramifications for PUC and great possibilities for the future.
In three March 7 programs at Pacific Union College, U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black spoke for the Heubach Lecture and two church services. Faculty and staff, students, and visitors from far and wide packed the building for all three services and the book-signing that followed the lecture. In his presentations and interactions, Black impressed people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds with his energy, sincerity, and message.
The Reverend Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners, best-selling author, and member of a religious advisory counsel to President Barack Obama, spoke to La Sierra University students, faculty, alumni, and community members Saturday, calling for a new culture of compassion.
Wallis spoke during the La Sierra University alumni homecoming weekend at the tenth annual Paul J. Landa Memorial Lectures on Faith and Learning.