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The Cultural Value of a Christian Higher Education

Whenever I’m at events, especially in a Christian community, I think about how odd it is that I got here. I grew up in Greenwich Village in the 1960s in a somewhat left-wing household. When I was 5, my paretns took me to a “be-in” in Central Park, which was where hippies would go just to be. One of the things they did was they set the garbage can on fire and threw their wallets into it to demonstrate their liberation from money and material things. I was 5, and I saw a $5 bill in the fire, so I broke from the crowd, reached into it, grabbed the money and ran away, which was my first step over to the right. …Since the book has come out, I’ve gone on a Christian college tour in the last couple of months. I went to chapel at Hope College, I met students at Calvin college, Union University, Whiteworth University; a beautiful dinner at Gordon college; a choir performance by Nyack College students at St. Patrick’s Cathedral; commencemtn at Westmont College; a retreat with Wheaton faculty members; and many others. I’ve come to love and appreciate the world of Christian colleges. more

Mannoia Named CCCU Senior Fellow

The Council for Christian Colleges & Universities announces the appointment of Dr. Jim Mannoia, the former president of Greenville College (IL), as a Senior Fellow. Mannoia is charged with the development of international programming, particularly the development of a grant proposal for expansion of the work of the CCCU with international institutions of Christ-centered higher education. Dr. Mannoia served as president of Greenville College for 10 years until his retirement in July 2008. Previously, he was academic vice president and dean at Houghton College (NY) and associate academic dean at Westmont College (CA). more