(RNS) Of the top 25 colleges where men are likely to meet their spouse, all are private Christian institutions, according to an analysis done by Sofus Macskassy and Lada Adamic, researchers on Facebook’s data science team. More than 60 percent of the top 25 colleges where women are likely to meet their spouse are also private religious schools.
Articles tagged “education”
(RNS) Evangelist D.L. Moody was among those who argued for voluntary abstinence from alcohol rather than outright prohibition, and now the Chicago school that bears his name is lifting its ban on alcohol and tobacco for faculty and staff.
(RNS) For the first time, a female Muslim scholar has won the prestigious Grawemeyer award. By Omar Sacirbey.
(RNS) Are American students making the grade when it comes to ethics? A new survey from the Josephson Institute of Ethics finds that the portion of high school students who admit to cheating, lying or stealing dropped in 2012 for the first time in a decade. By Cathy Payne / USA Today.
(RNS) Just five weeks after accepting a free 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts, Grand Canyon University is walking away from the gift. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.
KARACHI, Pakistan (RNS) The Taliban is threatening to finish off a 14-year-old Pakistani girl whom it shot for helping other girls go to school — if she survives a wounding that has made her a hero to many Pakistanis. By Hani Yousuf and Janelle Dumalaon/USA Today.
(RNS) A for-profit, Christian university in Arizona has won one of the education world’s most sought-after prizes: a free, historic, freshly renovated campus in the rolling hills of western Massachusetts.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Caffeine-craving students at Brigham Young University are pushing the Mormon-run school to change its stance on cola drinks after the church signaled that carbonated sodas don't violate rules against “hot drinks'' like tea or coffee. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
TORONTO (RNS) A group of conservative Christian and Muslim parents in Ontario want schools to notify them before their children are taught about sexuality, birth control, “environmental worship” and occult practices. By Ron Csillag.
(RNS) As baby boomers start clicking the senior citizen box on travel fares, I want to say a word to my generation and to the one that preceded us. It is time for us to get out of the way. By Tom Ehrich.