Religion: World's Most Unusual

Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C. calls itself "the world's most unusual university," and this year's commencement exercises showed some good reasons. Instead of being preserved in bronze or marble, the university's namesake-founder, the Rev. Bob Jones Sr., 68, chairman of the board of trustees, marched in the academic procession. There was no senior or junior prom, since Bob Jones's 3,000 men & women students do not dance. Instead, the outstanding social events of graduation week were a student sermon contest and a presentation of King Lear, with President Bob Jones Jr., 40,...

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