Oklahoma University Reverses Course on Chapel Cross, Bibles - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

Oklahoma University Reverses Course on Chapel Cross, Bibles


by Associated Press

ADA, Okla. — The president of East Central University in Oklahoma is reversing a decision to remove Bibles and crosses from its on-campus chapel.

ECU President Katricia Pierson said in a statement posted on the school’s website Friday that the public university in Ada, about 65 miles (104 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City, “moved too quickly” in agreeing to remove the religious items after receiving a complaint from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State.

Pierson said Friday that a committee of students, faculty and community members will be created to study the issue.

A university spokesman did not immediately return a phone call for additional comment.

The university says the Kathryn P. Boswell Memorial Chapel opened in 1957 and is available for use by all faiths.

Amherst College to Use Mellon Grant to Develop Diverse Faculty As a recipient of a prestigious $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Amherst College will develop an initiative to identify and prepare students from underrepresented minority groups to become faculty in the humanities. The grant i...
State of the Union Address Omitted Key Concerns in Education, Experts Note President Donald Trump President Donald J. Trump delivered his first State of the Union address since taking office, calling the current era “our new American moment.” But he missed an opportunity for substantive conversation on the growing conce...
Fixing an Athletics Problem Jennifer Hunter’s career trajectory has been anything but traditional, particularly as it relates to her work with collegiate sports. A native of New Orleans, Hunter is a trained lawyer who spent two years working as an English instructor and advi...
Aligning Faith With Diversity Messiah College — a small, liberal arts Christian college located in Pennsylvania, just a few miles from Harrisburg — has always prided itself on its longstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion. For years, the college had a special assistan...
Semantic Tags: