News

Housing policy at JBU ensure students live on campus
News

Housing policy at JBU ensure students live on campus

For a minimum of three years, John Brown University requires students to live on campus. Compared to some state schools allowing freshmen to live off-campus, JBU’s requirement of three years of residential living seems strict to students. Andre Broquard, dean of students and director of residence life at JBU, said […]

Protests ensue after police officer’s charges are dropped
News

Protests ensue after police officer’s charges are dropped

The Sacramento District Attorney announced March 2nd that the city would not file charges against police officers responsible for Stephon Clark’s death last March. Anne Marie Schubert, career prosecutor and forensic expert, said in her legal review that officers were justified in fearing for their lives and that they had […]

News

National trend of increasing anti-Semitism continues with Women’s March

Recent accusations towards Women’s March leaders marked an increasing trend of anti-Semitism across the United States. Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women’s March national organization, posted photos on Instagram in 2017 with Louis Farrakhan, leader of the black nationalist group Nation of Islam, according to CNN. During […]

News

The Venezuela political crisis escalates over the weekend

Once the wealthiest country in Latin America, Venezuela now faces severe food and medicine shortages caused by economic crisis. The economic crisis follows years of what government critics consider severe economic mismanagement and corruption. Supporters of the government blame the plummeting economy on falling oil prices and international sanctions. According […]

News

New study analyzes how countries view the United States

A recent Pew Research study shows that almost half of the people in surveyed countries see U.S. power as a “major threat” to their country. Across six continents, 22 countries were surveyed. “A median of 45 percent across the surveyed nations see U.S. power and influence as a major threat, […]

Faith

Symposium initiates campus interfaith dialogue

Bringing together community leaders from different faith traditions, the 2019 Diversity Symposium, “Evangelicals at the Religious Roundtable,” sought to initiate cross-cultural conversations among student, faculty and staff. The symposium, hosted by John Brown University’s Diversity Committee, Dave Vila, professor of biblical studies and Robert Moore, associate professor of history, featured […]

New album highlights talent of Worship Arts program
Faith

New album highlights talent of Worship Arts program

“Heads, Hearts, & Hands,” a new album released by the John Brown University Worship Arts program, highlights talent and changing dynamics of student worship leaders. The album was released on March 5 and features 13 songs written by students in JBU’s songwriting class offered every two years, including “Christ over […]

Christians reconsider the diversity of theology
Faith

Christians reconsider the diversity of theology

In an effort to reconcile history and increase cultural competencies, Christian institutions and churches confront both their bookshelves and their interpretations of Scripture. The highest percentages of religious commitment among Christians can be found in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the United States, according to a study by from the […]

Gentrification impacts historically black churches
Faith

Gentrification impacts historically black churches

As developing shopping centers and art districts in cities attract young, mostly-white millennials, historically black churches are struggling with congregants leaving due to the rising cost of living. First, it was white flight: upper middle-class families fleeing to the suburbs when minorities began integrating with white neighborhoods in the late […]