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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.
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November 22, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Bob Jones University has apologized for racist policies including a onetime ban on interracial dating that wasn't lifted until nine years ago and its unwillingness to admit black students until 1971. The private fundamentalist Christian school in Greenville, which was founded in 1927, said its rules on race were shaped by culture instead of the Bible, according to a statement posted on the university's website. The university didn't begin admitting black students until nearly 20 years after the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling declared public segregated schools unconstitutional.
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NEWS
March 4, 2000 | From Associated Press
Bob Jones University is dropping its ban on interracial dating in the wake of the criticism that followed George W. Bush's visit to the school. "As of today, right now, we're dropping it," Bob Jones III said on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Friday night. During Bush's appearance at the fundamentalist Christian school last month, the Texas governor told his audience that he shared their views.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2006
RE "Taking a Look at Bush With Stars in His Eyes," by Ronald Brownstein, Jan. 31: Although the book "Rebel-in-Chief," Fred Barnes' love letter to President Bush, will probably be required history reading at Bob Jones University, Oprah should be warned that it's a work of fiction. PHYLLIS LANDIS Los Angeles
NEWS
September 19, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, hoping to reignite a longshot presidential run bedeviled by money shortfalls and his own medical problems, seized the stage at a controversial fundamentalist college here Monday and took dead aim at some favorite targets--Hollywood, left-leaning judges and the moral degradation of America.
NEWS
March 5, 2000 | PAGE IVEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bob Jones University dropped its ban on interracial dating Friday, a month after Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush's visit to the school drew widespread criticism. "As of today, we've dropped the rule," Bob Jones III said on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Friday night. During Bush's appearance at the fundamentalist Christian school last month, the Texas governor told his audience that he shared their conservative views.
NATIONAL
May 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
NEWS
March 5, 2000 | From Associated Press
Bob Jones University's decision to lift its half-century-old ban on interracial dating has stunned students and the fundamentalist Christian school's supporters who learned about it Friday night in a nationally televised interview with President Bob Jones III. "I don't think even his own secretary knew what he was going to do," school spokesman Jonathan Pait said. Thousands of students and supporters gathered at the university's auditorium to watch Jones' interview on CNN's "Larry King Live."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 4, 2006
RE "Taking a Look at Bush With Stars in His Eyes," by Ronald Brownstein, Jan. 31: Although the book "Rebel-in-Chief," Fred Barnes' love letter to President Bush, will probably be required history reading at Bob Jones University, Oprah should be warned that it's a work of fiction. PHYLLIS LANDIS Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1995
In regards to Ventura County Christian High School using interactive television to present to students courses from Bob Jones University teaching higher math, sciences, physics and trigonometry (Ventura County Focus, Aug. 22), I have another suggestion: Enroll the students in a public high school, a place where these courses have been taught for years. BRAD NELSON Oxnard
OPINION
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?
NATIONAL
May 8, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
February 15, 2002 | From Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1993
In response to "Hollywood Toys With Its Last Bias: Christians," by Bob Jones IV, Commentary, Oct. 14: So, let me get this straight. Bob Jones IV is upset because "L.A. Law" chose to portray the Jane Halliday character, a born-again Christian from Bob Jones University, as an attractive, intelligent woman who's remained a virgin by choice. A self-assured believer who, in spite of overt hostility, easily navigates the rarefied air of the professional legal world portrayed on the show.
NATIONAL
January 21, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
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.
NEWS
January 13, 2001 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stressing the role of religion in the nation's history, attorney general nominee John Ashcroft told students at a conservative Christian college in 1999 that America was founded on the belief that "we have no king but Jesus." "Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not [as] being civic and temporal," Ashcroft told the audience at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. "America has been different. We have no king but Jesus."
NEWS
September 19, 2000 | ERIC BAILEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reform Party candidate Pat Buchanan, hoping to reignite a longshot presidential run bedeviled by money shortfalls and his own medical problems, seized the stage at a controversial fundamentalist college here Monday and took dead aim at some favorite targets--Hollywood, left-leaning judges and the moral degradation of America.
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