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    3/11/2010 2:35:13 PM Posted by Cheri Cerame

    GCC1Young America’s Foundation is pleased to recommend the nation’s top conservative colleges to prospective students with the sixth annual  "Top Conservative College" list

    Commenting on the list, Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson explained, “Given the liberal bias in higher education today, it is critical that we make these recommendations.  We want conservative students and parents to be well informed before they make this important decision.”

    The 2009-2010 Top Conservative College list includes Christendom College, College of the Ozarks, Franciscan University, Grove City College, Harding University, Hillsdale College, The King's College, Liberty University, Patrick Henry College, Regent University, Saint Vincent College, Thomas Aquinas College, Thomas More College, and Wisconsin Lutheran College.   

    Many of these school’s presidents and executives will be presented in person with recognition for their listing, and give remarks, at a dinner banquet tonight, as part of the Reagan Ranch High School Conference at the Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California.  The sessions will be available for live viewing at www.yaf.org

    The sixth annual list is based on criteria developed by Young America’s Foundation.  A conservative college must: “proclaim, through its mission and programs, a dedication to maintaining and strengthening the conservative values of its students.”  In addition, the listed institutions provide a holistic conservative experience in which conservative students are comfortable and able to grow.    

    Young America’s Foundation will publish this list annually for students and parents to aid in their college searches.  The complete list and more information about each college are available to the public at this website.

    For more information or to schedule an interview, please call Kate Obenshain at (800) USA-1776. 

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    • Harding University is so conservative that they plan to introduce a new academic environment next Fall (2011) in which students must choose a major from two gender specifc lists. "It was becoming much too swishy over there in the Drama department..." said one University Official, who declined give his name, and asked to be indentified as only "God's Right Hand Man - Sizing 'em up, and shuttin' em down."
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