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Interchange – These Hollowed Halls: Business Creep(s) in the University

What shall it profit a university to gain valuable endowments or private partnerships, if it should lose its soul? The public University as we know it is in crisis, as business prerogatives overtake its values and executive-style leadership eats away at its budgets. The number university administrators has grown over 350% since 1976, while faculty levels are nearly stagnant*; college …

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Study: Religion a ‘Red Herring’ in Denial of Services to Same-Sex Couples

Americans are evenly divided on whether a business should be able to deny service to same-sex couples, according to a study by Indiana University Bloomington sociologists. IU Professor Brian Powell found people who support denying service don’t necessarily see it as a matter of religious freedom. Instead, Powell tells WFHB News Director Wes Martin that the study found people were …

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