More College Students Opt for Religion 101
Elizabeth Levitan Spaid, writer of The Christian Science Monitor, The Christian Science Monitor
In college campuses across the country, God has become a growing topic of discussion in dorms and classrooms.
Chaplains, religion professors, and campus ministry representatives report a renewed interest in religion and spirituality among knapsack-toting students.
The focus is manifesting itself in different ways: *At Pennsylvania State University, the number of student religious groups has doubled from 15 to 30 over the past 10 years. *The religious studies department at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville last fall had its highest enrollment ever; 2,300 students took religious courses, up from 2,000 in 1994. *Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., offered …
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Publication information: Article title: More College Students Opt for Religion 101. Contributors: Elizabeth Levitan Spaid, writer of The Christian Science Monitor - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: September 6, 1996. Page number: 1. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.