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Gender gaps in college linked to divorce rates

August 4th, 2014 Comments off

BY NICOLE M. KING

The News Story – How Dad’s involvement can address the gender gap in higher education

While research has told us that the prevalence of divorce in our society can account for the gender gap within higher education, a recent article in The Huffington Post sheds more light on what the exact causal relation might be. It may not just be the possibility of divorce, itself, that has such an impact on both female and male adolescents, but rather the lack of father involvement in the lives of male children. Read more…

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Going on a date for extra credit

August 1st, 2014 Comments off

This is the state of things now. Young adults need classes, instruction, and added motivation just to date. Very sad.

BY NICOLE M. KING
Posted here on Mercatornet.com.

The News Story – Would you ask a peer out for extra credit? School offers dating classes

Recent research has shown that our current “hook-up” culture has proved unsatisfying, in particular for women. Given this, some colleges have begun to reintroduce and reemphasize the possibility of dating and committed relationships. Read more…

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Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy

June 17th, 2014 Comments off

By MICHAEL PAULSON

BRUNSWICK, Me. — For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. Read more…

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Marriage and Witness: What’s Going on at Notre Dame?

June 6th, 2014 Comments off

by Michael Bradley, a Ruth Institute “It Takes a Family” 2013 conference alumnus and a new graduate of Notre Dame University.

This article was first published at thepublicdiscourse.com on May 21, 2014.

The University of Notre Dame is unwilling to bear an “uncompromising witness,” as Pope Francis challenged it to do, to the moral truths of marriage and sexuality. This is a subtle but certain pastoral failure on the university’s part. Read more…

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What our students are accomplishing

May 17th, 2014 Comments off

A report from Dr. Morse, pictured at left, looking like a proud momma!

When I founded the Ruth Institute back in 2008, I had a dream. I wanted to see students building a climate favorable to marriage on their own campuses. I envisioned religiously serious students of all denominations founding clubs and speaking out. My speeches, writings, and radio programs, as well as the annual student leadership conference, It Takes a Family to Raise a Village (ITAF), were all vehicles for helping them.

Now, five years later, Ruth Institute students are doing exactly the sorts of things we hoped they would do. Read more…

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You are not alone: Big Brother as student chaperone

May 6th, 2014 Comments off

Can the White House put a stop to sexual assaults on campus?

by Carolyn Moynihan

The Obama Administration has announced a bold new move on climate change. Not the change that is melting icecaps but the moral meltdown that has dozens of US colleges investigating sexual violence cases under the government’s watchful eye. The rising tide of rape and sexual assault in the nation’s tertiary institutions appears to have put “campus climate” up there with Ukraine, Syria and the contraceptives mandate on the White House agenda. Read more…

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Notre Dame Students Spar Over Same-Sex Marriage

April 15th, 2014 Comments off

by Alexandra DeSanctis – University of Notre Dame on April 11, 2014

A war-of-words has engulfed the University of Notre Dame recently, with dueling student petitions dividing the campus and prompting a debate over whether the venerable Catholic university should take a stand in support of traditional marriage. Read more…

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Christian college slapped with Title IX claim for denying transgender female room in all-male dorm

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

by Eric Owens

A transgender student at a smallish Christian liberal arts college in small-town Oregon has filed a federal Title IX discrimination claim that would force the school give the student a dorm room in an all-male residence hall, thus violating its theological principles. Read more…

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College Athletics and the Common Good

March 20th, 2014 Comments off

by Anthony Esolen, Professor of English at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island, and the author of Ten Ways to Destroy the Imagination of Your Child and Ironies of Faith. He is also a Ruth Institute Circle of Experts Member.

This article was first published February 7, 2014, at ThePublicDiscourse.com.

If we looked at actual young men and women, and not abstractions, we might begin to think of other things besides the ratio of members of each sex participating in this or that activity. We might think about love. Read more…

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God’s Not Dead: In Theaters This Friday

March 18th, 2014 Comments off

All of us here at American Family Association are eagerly anticipating the nationwide release of the culture-changing film GOD’S NOT DEAD, in theaters this Friday, March 21.

God’s Not Dead is cut out of today’s headlines. The courage of a university student who takes on his atheist professor makes for a gripping story that reflects how Christians and Christian groups suffer severe discrimination on most college campuses today.

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