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Wheaton College to Name Scholarship After Ex-professor Larycia Hawkins

CHICAGO ― A suburban Chicago Christian college will create a scholarship named for a former political science professor who asserted Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

The Daily Herald reports that Wheaton College officials made the announcement Wednesday in Chicago with Larycia Hawkins. The school was moving to fire her until it announced Saturday that it and Hawkins reached a confidential agreement to part ways. The endowed scholarship will be for peace and conflict studies.

Hawkins also wore a hijab, the headscarf worn by some Muslim women, to counter what she called “vitriolic” rhetoric against Muslims.

Meanwhile in Wheaton on Wednesday about two dozen Hawkins supporters announced they were launching a nationwide fast. Hawkins has tearfully praised her students and said they demonstrated “embodied solidarity.”

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