May 6, 2009
I missed posting this in March. So sorry!
Apparently, ORU has recieved their Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) accreditation! Those following the news about the lawsuit since 2007 will know that this was a huge part of the problem at the time – that ORU had a history and a reputation for being massively non-transparent. That ORU has recieved this accreditation, is a huge sign that things are certainly changing for the better under Mart’s leadership.
Thanks to the kids at SaveORU.com for the heads up!
April 29, 2009
According to this NewsOK article, the debt that ORU carried for many years is close to being eradicated.
Check out the Renew the Vision donation page here. It’s fun to watch the bars go from right to left and vice versa.
September 8, 2008
Christianity Today posted an interesting summary about the past year at ORU. I recommend.
At the end, they link to Mart Green’s website. It’s full of good little tidbits about the man who is forging a bold new path in evangelical documentary-making – Miss HIV.
I think it’s exciting that the new Chair of the Board of Trustees is involved in creating cultural offerings like this one!
February 1, 2008
Here’s some updates from the land of windy plains:
1. Green’s green promise made good. Mart Green handed the money over in Chapel!
2. Finally, an update about the lawsuit!
3. And to conclude: one of the best updates on the state of the university that I’ve seen yet…
Cornell? How are you feeling about it all?
December 21, 2007
Institute modern standards of accountability? You’re crazy!
Key quotes: “The proposal will focus on accepted twenty-first century shared governance principles. To help develop this proposal, the Green family has retained several nationally renowned experts in Christian higher education.”
The American Federation of Teachers describes shared governance as an administrative model “under which college faculty and staff participate in significant decisions concerning the operation of their institutions.”
Thanks to Phil Cooke.
P.S. Jesse Duplantis has stepped down from the ORU board.