Summer 2001

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A vision for chairpersons

In this new age, a school's time of trouble may be a time of great opportunity.
Issue: Summer 2001
Department: Focal point
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Throwing stones?, where credit's due, innocents abroad? and globalism

Edward Clark comments on Waylan Owens' letter in the Spring 2001 issue, while John Lindner, Jack Graves, and Ian Douglas raise their voices to set In Trust straight on a few points.
Issue: Summer 2001
Department: Soundings
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Tuition discounts: a good thing or not?

With tuition costs continually rising, student assistance has long been a given. A new wrinkle—tuition discounting—has garnered some attention, with studies questioning its near-term effectiveness and long-term wisdom.
Issue: Summer 2001
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional)
Department: Balance sheet
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Funding ebb and cash flow in Canada

Though funding cuts to Canadian theological schools haven’t been as big as threatened, government funding of theological education isn’t going up either. Bob Bettson reports from Canada on the situation in some ATS schools.
Issue: Summer 2001
Department: Field notes
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The picture of (financial) health

That there has been--for nearly five years--a way for theological schools to gauge financial health may come as a surprise. Vincent Cushing demonstrates how to put this easy-to-acquire tool to use.
Issue: Summer 2001
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional)
Department: Tool box
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Good investments, good works

In the past thirty years, socially responsible investing has spread from a passionate few to growing numbers of investors, accounting this year for some $2 trillion in the United States alone. It has also moved from filtering one's investment portfolio on the basis of a few issues (the Cold War, apartheid, nuclear arms) to an ever more global view of the world and its problems. The investor who makes investment decisions in part on the basis of the social impact of a given corporation's practices and policies faces challenges that are greater than ever.
Issue: Summer 2001
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional)
Department: Perspective
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Globalization for the greater good
A review of The Wind of the Hundred Days: How Washington Mismanaged Globalization and The Business of Peace: The Private Sector as a Partner in Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Title: The Wind of the Hundred Days: How Washington Mismanaged Globalization
Author: Jagdish Bhagwati
Publisher: MIT Press

Title: The Business of Peace: The Private Sector as a Partner in Conflict Prevention and Resolution
Author: Jane Nelson
Publisher: Council on Economic Priorities
Issue: Summer 2001
Department: Books
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GNP and freedom
A review of Development as Freedom

Title: Development As Freedom
Author: Amartya Sen
Publisher: Vintage Anchor
Issue: Summer 2001
Department: Books
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The work ethic
A review of The Corrosion of Character

Title: The Corrosion of Character
Author: Richard Sennett
Publisher: Norton
Issue: Summer 2001
Department: Books
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The hacker ethic
A review of The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of the Information Age

Title: The Hacker Ethic and the Spirit of the Information Age
Author: Pekka Himanen
Publisher: Random House
Issue: Summer 2001
Department: Books
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Holistic investing
A review of The Mindful Money Guide: Creating Harmony Between Your Values and Your Money

Title: The Mindful Money Guide: Creating Harmony Between Your Values and Your Money
Author: Marshall Glickman
Publisher: Ballantine Wellspring
Issue: Summer 2001
Department: Books
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