In Michigan, a group of faculty members' jobs is safe after contradicting views on "sins of sex," and New England is creating its first LGBT senior affordable housing complex.
Christian College Faculty Jobs Safe After Contradicting Views on ‘Sins of Sex’
Calvin University’s Board of Trustees has approved that a group of faculty members will not have to disclose their views on sex outside of heterosexual marriage as “sinful.”
When hired, faculty members must sign an agreement that lists that he/she/they uphold the same values as the private Michigan university.
“It seemed necessary to register my dissent so that I could have clarity in terms of whether it was a space where I could continue to work, or whether I no longer fit within the mission of the community,” said Kristin Kobes Du Mez, a professor of history at Calvin who was among the initial group of faculty members who requested permission to dissent from the CRC’s stance on sex, according to The Washington Post.
LGBT Senior Affordable Housing is Coming to Boston
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A former school will be converted into the first LGBT senior affordable housing in New England. NEI General Contracting has a projection to complete its work by fall 2023.
Studios, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom units will be offered among the 74 units total.
“NEI has a strong reputation for the preservation of historic properties and their conversion to modern-day uses. We are excited to be preserving the historic William Barton Rogers School and providing quality affordable housing for LGBTQ-welcoming seniors,” Charles Adams, regional vice president for Pennrose, said according to Boston Real Estate Times.
NEI will be installing elevators, walking accessibility ramps, and more.