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Taylor University announces D. Michael Lindsay as new president

By Emily McFarlan Miller — March 16, 2021

(RNS) — The previous president, Paul Lowell Haines, resigned in August 2019, not long after the nondenominational Christian university hosted then-Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker.

Longtime professor Jim Spiegel out at Taylor University after ‘Little Hitler’ video

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 4, 2020

(RNS) — James Spiegel, a longtime professor at Taylor University, is out — reportedly after posting a video of a song he’d written titled ‘Little Hitler’ on YouTube.

Taylor University president resigns after hosting VP Pence as commencement speaker

By Emily McFarlan Miller — June 24, 2019

(RNS) — Taylor University President Paul Lowell Haines has resigned from the nondenominational Christian university a month after it hosted Vice President Mike Pence as commencement speaker.

Taylor graduates find unity in their division through controversial Pence speech

By Clay Sidenbender — May 21, 2019

UPLAND, Ind. (RNS) — While some walked out over Pence’s views on LGBTQ issues or the Trump administration’s immigration policies, others said they had walked out in support of their friends, whether or not they shared the objections to Pence’s presence.

‘Who’s doing Christianity right?’ At Taylor University, Pence invitation highlights evangelical divide.

By Emily McFarlan Miller — May 2, 2019

UPLAND, Ind. (RNS) — Like so much of evangelicalism in the United States, Taylor University has in recent years found itself engaged in a battle for the soul of the movement.

Pence controversy at Taylor University a sign of changes coming to Christian colleges

By Bob Smietana — April 17, 2019

(RNS) — Vice President Mike Pence was recently invited to give the commencement address at Indiana’s Taylor University. Not everyone at the evangelical school is thrilled with the idea. The controversy reflects a broader debate among evangelical schools.

Christian colleges grapple with Trump’s election, views on women and minorities

By Kirkland An — November 18, 2016

(RNS) Support for Trump may have been less decisive on Christian college campuses, where most students are also white evangelicals.

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