The university's athletic teams, the Bruins, compete in Division II of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).In 2008, the university estimated the number of its graduates at 35,000; in 2017, 40,184.With the enactment of GI Bill at the end of World War II, the college was virtually forced to find a new location and build a new campus.Though he had served as Acting President as early as 1934, Jones' son, Bob Jones, Jr.Jones said that although he had been averse to naming the school after himself, his friends overcame his reluctance "with the argument that the school would be called by that name because of my connection with it, and to attempt to give it any other name would confuse the people." Bob Jones took no salary from the college and helped support the school with personal savings and income from his evangelistic campaigns. The Florida land boom had peaked in 1925, and a hurricane in September 1926 further reduced land values. Bob Jones College barely survived bankruptcy and its move to Cleveland, Tennessee in 1933.
Many of these students go on to a seminary after completing their undergraduate degree.The incident followed a dual-pronged alt-right “White Lives Matter” protest held on Saturday—in which two middle Tennessee cities were targeted with protests against refugee resettlements in the area.It served as a familiar sight to anyone who has followed the movement over the last few months: As in Charlottesville, Virginia in August, when white protester James Fields rammed a car into a group of anti-racist demonstrators, allegedly murdering activist Heather Heyer, and in Gainesville, Florida this month, when three men were charged with attempted murder after one of them fired a handgun at a crowd, the specter of violence seemed—at least on social media—to overshadow any message that the white protesters had hoped to convey in their visit. Metro Nashville Police said in a statement that a 30-year-old white woman and a 37-year-old black man were eating at a table in the restaurant from which the video was filmed, when the white protesters started arguing with them, One of the men was Matthew Heimbach of the Traditionalist Worker’s Party (TWP), who was among the organizers of the “White Lives Matter” rally.engaged in a controversy about the propriety of theological conservatives cooperating with theological liberals to support evangelistic campaigns, a controversy that widened an already growing rift between separatist fundamentalists and other evangelicals.Negative publicity caused by the dispute precipitated a decline in BJU enrollment of about 10% in the years 1956–59, and seven members of the university board (of about a hundred) also resigned in support of Graham, including Graham himself and two of his staff members.The cell phone video taken from inside of a restaurant in Brentwood, Tennessee, shows a woman scuffling with neo-Nazi protesters on the streets.