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Covid-19 August 13 Update: Safety and Wellness Community Guide

Thursday, August 13, 2020

INTRODUCTION In planning for the Fall 2020 semester, a Return to Campus Committee was created in response to the COVID‐19 health crisis, tasked with ensuring that campus is ready to welcome students, faculty and staff in a safe manner according to state and New York City guidelines. As previously announced, Fall 2020 begins with a

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CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Allocation Summary and Grant Report

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Report Date: September 11, 2020 Union Theological Seminary (Union) has received funding under the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students. Union returned the signed Certification and Agreement to the Department and will use no less than 50% of funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial

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Covid-19 August 8 Update: Arriving on Campus Guidelines

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Dear students,   The faculty and staff at Union are looking forward to welcoming you to campus this fall, whether you are a new student, a current student returning to the residence halls, or living locally and planning to join us in the academic building for community activities. It is important for you to know

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Union Announces New Homiletics Professor

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Union Theological Seminary proudly announces the appointment of Rev. Timothy L. Adkins-Jones to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Homiletics, effective July 1. Adkins-Jones, a native of Richmond, Va., holds a B.A. in Psychology from Amherst College, and an M.Div. from Boston University School of Theology. He is a Ph.D. candidate in Practical Theology with

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Update on and Response to July 6th ICE Directive

Friday, July 10, 2020

Dear Union Community, By now, most of you are aware that on Monday, July 6, the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (“ICE”) issued a directive that would deny visas to incoming international students, and require all international students in-country to leave the US, if they are enrolled in an higher education institution that

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Observing Juneteenth

Thursday, June 18, 2020

To Union Community: In the wake of the tragedy of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many other Black Americans, and with the ongoing sacrifices, both historical and present day, made in pursuit of racial justice, Union will recognize Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the day people of African descent commemorate the official

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Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Ethics and Religion

Monday, June 15, 2020

Interested in exploring the social, ethical and religious implications of some of the rapidly proliferating technological developments in the field of Artificial Intelligence? Union Theological Seminary is offering an online graduate course this fall that will equip faith leaders and others to apply the ethical insights of religious traditions to crucial and urgent social questions,

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Challenged to Transform

Friday, June 5, 2020

We are all being called and have been called to this moment. Many of us are wrestling with the urgency, the desire, and the need to respond. Union held a special chapel service today, titled “A Call and Response to Anti-Black Violence: Challenged to Transform,” led by EDS at Union Dean Kelly Brown Douglas.   

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Reflections on Anti-Black Violence

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Reflections from The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D., Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School at Union and Bill and Judith Moyers Chair in Theology, and Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, President of Union Theological Seminary and Johnston Family Professor for Religion & Democracy America’s Lost Soul By The Very Rev. Kelly Brown Douglas, Ph.D. George

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Academic and Community Life Plans for 2020-2021

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dear Union Community, We are pleased to have you as a member of the Union family for the 2020-2021 Academic Year! We are truly a place where “faith and scholarship meet to reimagine the work of justice,” and the year ahead promises to be one where we live into this critical mission with even greater

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