Monday, April 28, 2008

Going gently into that good night

Haven't seen much blogging about these developments at Seabury-Western seminary in Evanston and Episcopal Divinity School.
April 24, 2008

EVANSTON, IL – The Trustees of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary today declared that the Episcopal Seminary “is in (a state of) financial crisis that threatens survival of the institution” and has given notice to all faculty that employment will end on June 30, 2009. The school also eliminated nine staff positions. The final date of employment for most of these staff will be May 23 – a week after graduation and the school’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
What a way to celebrate 150 years. Very sad. I wonder, who's next?