Menachem Wecker is a freelance reporter in Washington, D.C. He holds a master's in art history from George Washington University, is a former education reporter at U.S. News & World Report, and is co-author of Consider No Evil: Two Faith Traditions and the Problem of Academic Freedom in Religious Higher Education (2014). His website is http://menachemwecker.com.
A series of incidents between faculty, students and the administration have divided the campus and brought tensions to a boiling point at the Jesuit university in New York.
The combination of Piet Mondrian and Catholic education is more than coincidence. His paintings revolutionized the art world, but they also reflected with unusual depth on spiritual and religious ideas.
Book Review: “Religion in America from the earliest moments is a matter of negotiation between beliefs that are often in conflict.”