December 25, 2005
Re "Rights Clash in Bias Suit Against UC," Dec. 19 The article about the University of California denying credit for certain Christian-based courses concludes with a quote by Burt Carney, legislative director for the Christian schools association. In citing the importance of eligibility for UC, he said that "if your students can go to the University of California, it's like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval." If Carney acknowledges and values UC's high standards, why can't he trust the judgment of those who set them?
May 8, 2005 |
For the first time in the 78-year history of Bob Jones University, its leader will not be named Bob Jones. This weekend, Stephen Jones, great-grandson of the founder and the youngest son of retiring president Bob Jones III, is taking over the Bible Belt university known for its Christian fundamentalist beliefs and strict rules. With the change in leadership, some say more forms of change could be on the way. Others, though, say it's unlikely to come from a man molded at the institution.
January 21, 2005 |
Bob Jones III said he would retire as president of the Christian university in Greenville that bears his name, ending a 34-year reign during which the school made headlines because of its racial policies and fundamentalist views. In 2000, George W. Bush was criticized for speaking at the university while campaigning for president because the school banned interracial dating. That policy has since been dropped.
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March 16, 2002 |
GREENVILLE, S.C.--The president of Bob Jones University says that he wants to shed the school's fundamentalist label because the term has been equated with terrorist in the minds of many people since Sept. 11. Bob Jones III has suggested using the word "preservationist" to describe Christians with a fierce belief in the Bible's literal, inerrant truth.
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March 2, 2002
Bob Jones University, a fundamentalist Christian school known for its past policy banning interracial dating, is recruiting minorities. Officials of the Greenville, S.C., school, which dropped the controversial ban two years ago, said the university wants to rid itself of its racist image. More than 40 minority students have applied for aid, officials said.
February 15, 2002 |
Bob Jones University, the fundamentalist Christian school that banned interracial dating until two years ago, is recruiting minorities in hopes of shaking its racist image. More than 40 minority students have applied for aid through two new funds that are sponsored by private donations, and nine have won scholarships so far, said Dan Hicks, a liaison between the university and the scholarships' boards.