Category Archives: Bob Jones University

What in the World is Wrong with the Times?

World magazine notices the same New York Times article I pointed out earlier, and Joel Belz also wonders what the author had in mind: The problem is that Mr. Vinciguerra is artfully ambiguous and doesn’t quite come clean with his readers. At first blush, any of three radically different possibilities might be in play: 1. [...]

Here’s the Problem with the Times

In tomorrow’s New York Times, there’s an exposé of sorts of the dangerous high school curricula published by Bob Jones University, my alma mater. The occasion is a lawsuit against the University of California that’s been meandering into the national news over the last few weeks. The plaintiffs accuse the UC admissions officials of discriminating [...]

Trend in Reporting on Bob Jones University?

When I saw the description in the first article, I thought it was just an example of a reporter’s not straining himself when doing research. That’s because when reading an MSM article I’m used to seeing “Bob Jones University” followed by “the controversial conservative school that formerly banned interracial dating,” or something to that effect. [...]

I’m Being Retentive About Retention

The spokesman at my alma mater gives a figure that doesn’t match my experience: Pait acknowledges that students sometimes feel as though the school’s policies “cramp their style.” However, the university maintains an extremely strong retention rate; sometimes as high as 95 percent. I think my freshman class had about 1500-2000 members, and I remember [...]

John Roberts Interviewed about Bob Jones University

DURBIN: But there was one case, one case in particular that hasn’t been mentioned today that I’d like to ask you about, and that was the case involving Bob Jones University. That was one of the most troubling decisions of the Reagan administration. It was a decision to argue before the Supreme Court that Bob [...]

Robert-Jones Commentary Again

As John Roberts’ hearings are about to start, his memo telling Bob Jones, president of Bob Jones University to “go soak his head,” comes up again as an example of Roberts’ impenetrability: There is something for everyone here. It can be read variously as 1) the nominee was happy to work for an administration that [...]