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Let's Roll for a Real Living Wage

Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Rev. Peter Goodwin Heltzel, Ph.D.

There comes a time in all of our lives when we need to live for something worth dying for. I'm in this fight for a Real Living Wage because I dream of a world where everyone makes a Living Wage and can return home to a warm hearth to break bread with their loved ones and revolutionary friends.

When Belief Becomes More Important Than People

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 07.31.2015 | Religion
Susan M. Shaw

Wheaton College has made a profound choice -- belief over people. While claiming a position that values life, the College has made choices that value the potential life of a possible fertilized egg over the actual lives of students who may well require insurance coverage in the present to avoid or treat life-threatening and health-compromising conditions.

A College Grad May Have Student Debt And No Job, But They're Still Very Lucky

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.19.2015 | College

Lisa G. Szarkowski encounters a lot of heartbreaking situations in her job. But she wants to make sure graduates of Wheaton College, her alma mater, u...

Needed: A True Diversity Map for America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.

Wanted: ROTC Military Science Professor (No Non-Christians Need Apply)

Chris Rodda | Posted 12.27.2014 | Politics
Chris Rodda

Before getting into just how blatantly Christian and incredibly unconstitutional this "Christian run ROTC program" is, I need to back up for a minute and explain why I was looking at Wheaton's ROTC program in the first place.

Dear Evangelical Establishment, I know you don't trust or like me and I don't blame you! But instead of just writing me off as wicked, for once you'd better listen up...

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 09.15.2014 | Religion
Frank Schaeffer

(A 1984 satirical magazine cover depicting "Franky" Schaeffer as a "kid" throwing mud at Christianity Today Magazine and Billy Graham for not be...

A New Generation Confronts the Culture War and Shrugs

Daniel Cox | Posted 09.09.2014 | Politics
Daniel Cox

Are Millennials interested in battling over issues of sexual morality and religious freedom? Cultural boundaries have shifted dramatically over the past several decades.

One of Its Own Members Says There Is Reason Not to Trust the Supreme Court

David Ropeik | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
David Ropeik

The Supreme Court is losing the only thing it really has to maintain it's power, the trust of the American public. No mater what side you're on, if you are patriotic American, that's scary.

Supreme Court Upholds Wheaton College's Religious Objection To Contraception

USA Today | Richard Wolf | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Supreme Court offered a further sign that it favors letting employers with religious objections avoid the Obama administration’...

Barefoot and Pregnant: The Supreme Court and the War on Women

Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | Posted 09.06.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite

Taking away control from women is the point, not religious freedom. The goal of this conservative war on women, being facilitated now by the U.S. Supreme Court, is, in fact, doing away with women's control of their reproductive and thus their economic lives.

Supreme Court Grants Evangelical College Plea On Contraception Rule

AP | By MARK SHERMAN | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Thursday allowed, at least for now, an evangelical college in Illinois that objects to paying for contr...

Is 'Christian College' an Oxymoron?

Steven Conn | Posted 09.01.2014 | College
Steven Conn

Academic freedom isn't being restricted at Christian colleges, because none of those places acknowledges academic freedom as the core principle of higher education in the first place.

Diamonds in the Rough: Illinois' Top Ten Liberal Arts Colleges

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 04.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Let's just call them the diamonds in the rough of higher education. And Illinois is home to some solid schools. We picked out the top 10 based on U.S. News and World Report's list of the top liberal arts colleges across the country.

What Are the Smartest Colleges in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Certain colleges have prestige and rigorous admissions standards, but which colleges actually have the smartest students? Lumosity, an organization...

Hobbit Headquarters In Chicagoland

Brett Foster | Posted 02.13.2013 | Religion
Brett Foster

As excitement builds for the opening of Peter Jackson's new film "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," it just may be that DuPage County, Ill., and the city of Wheaton in particular, will briefly become the center of the universe, or at least the sleepy capital of Middle Earth.

10 Colleges That Don't Inhale

Posted 11.15.2012 | College

Marijuana use is nothing new on college campuses, nevertheless some colleges are certainly less "pot-friendly" than others, according to the Princeton...

Christian College's Lawsuit Over Birth Control Dismissed

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 08.28.2012 | College

A federal judge dismissed Wheaton College's lawsuit against the Obama administration, objecting over a mandate that requires employee health insurance...

Evangelical And Catholic Colleges Unite Against Birth Control Mandate

The Huffington Post | Alyssa Creamer | Posted 07.19.2012 | College

In a historic first, an evangelical institution and a Catholic institution are joining forces and filing suit against a government health mandate they...

Another College Sues Over Birth Control Rule

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) – Wheaton College, a top evangelical school, is joining a raft of lawsuits challenging the Obama administration mandate that most...

The 12 Least LGBT-Friendly Colleges

Posted 06.08.2012 | College

The United States has made a lot of progress towards equality for the LGBT community, but there are some colleges that still aren't very welcoming to ...

WATCH: Former New York Times CEO Pays Tribute To Fallen Journo At Wheaton

Posted 06.06.2012 | College

When Janet L. Robinson, retired CEO of the New York Times Company, spoke at Wheaton College’s Commencement ceremony on May 19, she paid special trib...

Walking The (Catholic) Plank

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Sarah O'Leary

Why doesn't my Catholic Church get its own house in order first? Get the plank/log/boulder/semi truck/elephant out of its own eye before it tries to remove a speck from another's eye?

Striving For Racial Harmony At Evangelical Colleges

Christine A. Scheller | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Christine A. Scheller

If Christian colleges are serious about moving forward in their diversity efforts, they need to listen to and empower the diversity officers on their campuses.

Plane Crash Near Chicago Kills 4

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 01.27.2012 | Chicago

A businessman, his daughters and a friend were killed in a small plane crash outside of Chicago An FAA spokesperson told the AP that the pilot, Ray...

The 10 Most Religious Colleges

Posted 10.18.2011 | College

Princeton Review recently announced their picks for the colleges with the most religious students. Brigham Young University in Utah topped the list, w...