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Discord roils Bryan College as creation flap brings host of issues

March 9th, 2014 6:03 pm by Kevin Hardy, Chattanooga Times Free Press

Discord roils Bryan College as creation flap brings host of issues

Adam and Eve were the last straw for faculty at Bryan College.

A controversial clarification to the Christian college's stance on human origins has brought to a head what professors say are years worth of disappointments in the school's leadership.

The change has roiled the entire Dayton, Tenn., campus. In just the past three weeks:

• A trustee resigned over the issue.

• Faculty passed an overwhelming vote of no confidence in President Stephen Livesay.

• A tug-of-war has erupted over the school's future, prompting hundreds of students and alumni to voice their discontent with the recent change and causing faculty to stand up in unprecedented ways.

In a secret ballot on Feb. 25, 30 professors voted no confidence in the president, two voiced confidence, and six abstained, according to the meeting minutes obtained by the Times Free Press.

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