Now Turmoil at Bryan College

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  1. Jerome

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    Dayton, Tenn. college named for Fundamentalist William Jennings Bryan shuts down the Bryan Institute and the school's creationism department:


    Student newspaper interview of dismissed Bryan Institute director Dr. J. Daryl Charles (PhD, Westminster Seminary):

    http://www.bryantriangle.com/news/dr-daryl-charles-discusses-leaving-bc/


    http://toddcwood.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-future-of-core.html

     
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    I'm not sure I see a controversy. The school's budget requires closing non-essential or non-profitable departments. I understand why Dr. Charles is upset but this is the nature of higher education. It is as much of a business as it is anything else.
     
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    And it was not the creation department so much as the research department of that subject. It was amazing a school like that had such a department geared solely toward research and housing 2 faculty that had a very light teaching load to enable that research.
     
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    http://www.chattanoogan.com/2013/1/23/242777/Bryan-College-President-Taking-50.aspx

     
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    President of Bryan Apologizes

    http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/1966548...gizes-for-suppressing-child-molestation-story

    Mug shot here:

    http://georgia.arrests.org/Arrests/David_Morgan_8097601/



    Bryan College President Stephen Livesay had initially announced that Morgan had left "to pursue other opportunities".


    Morgan was Associate Director of the now shuttered Bryan Institute:



    Coincidentally, Morgan had beat out fellow SBTS grad Ryan Lister [see Louisiana College thread] for the job:

    bryantriangle.com/news/candidates-for-new-bible-professor-try-out

     
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    Creationism Crackdown Stuns Faculty, Students, Alumni

     
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    This is why I don't like charters that are so rigid that as the times change, the school cannot.
     
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    Sounds like the school closing would actually be a good thing.
     
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    Faculty Passes Overwhelming Vote of No Confidence in President Stephen Livesay

     

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