In an update to a story last month, Bryan College is having a bit of an issue with their ridiculously silly “statement of belief”. IT’S A COLLEGE, NOT A *#$*&!@+ CHURCH!
Faculty members say that a recent clarification to the school’s statement of belief that embraced a more narrow view of human creation was the last straw in their ongoing issues with administrators. That sentiment was solidified in February, when professors approved 30-2 a vote of no confidence in President Stephen Livesay (six abstained).
Now that the deadline for returning next year’s contracts — which include the clarification to the statement of belief — has expired, some instructors are finding other jobs. One has retired in protest. And others still don’t know whether they will be employed at the small Christian college in the fall, meaning the much-cherished faculty could look entirely different next year. The change is primed to especially hit the sciences.
Aside from the faculty’s vote, students and alumni have penned petitions, one trustee has resigned and the small college has attracted widespread media attention. Students and staff have reported low morale on campus and students recently organized a faculty appreciation day. Trustees plan to visit the campus next week.
Way to make your institute of higher learning totally irrelevant to modern times! Ironically, in the past, students here scored high in biology national tests. Those professors may not be around next year to teach evolution – a required part of biology (in fact, the core/foundation of biology). Why bother to send kids to college if you aren’t going to let them ACTUALLY LEARN HOW THE WORLD WORKS?