Union News


2020 Orientation Team

Monday, May 4, 2020

The Orientation Team works with the Dean of Student Affairs to acclimate students to the Union community. If you have any questions or concerns as you prepare for the upcoming school year, the Orientation Team is here to help! Meet the incredible 2020 Orientation Team below. They can be reached at orientation@utsnyc.edu. Learn more about Orientation here,

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Union joins with interfaith partners and Lincoln Center for #MemorialForUsAll

Sunday, May 3, 2020

Memorial For Us All Community Remembrance Initiative Launches Sunday Union Theological Seminary and other Interfaith Partners Enlist Artists and Lincoln Center to Honor Those Lost During COVID-19 Pandemic Weekly Remembrances Beginning Sunday May 3 With a Tribute From Wynton Marsalis To honor and celebrate those lost to COVID-19, interfaith leaders have enlisted musicians and Lincoln

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1836 Day | May 5, 2020

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

1836 DAY is Union’s annual day of giving when our alumni/ae and friends come together to support students and our ​​shared vision for theological education​. In the spirit of togetherness, we selected Tuesday, May 5​​​​, to join​ ​many organizations worldwide to celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response

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Reflections on the OKC Bombing 25th Anniversary

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Photo: Oklahoma City National Memorial Twenty-five years ago, Oklahoma City was changed forever. On April 19, 1995, I was teaching a systematic theology course at Yale when my lecturing was interrupted by a colleague who asked me to come to the hall. She asked me if my family was alright. “Why?” I asked. “Someone has

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Union in the News: Faculty Responses to COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

Here are a few recent articles and webinars from our Faculty as they seek to help us reshape our thinking and adapt to our current situation of social distancing and isolation. Updated March 31, 2020 In This Kairos Time, Will We Embody Church? Very Rev. Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas, Dean of Episcopal Divinity School and Professor

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COVID-19 March 21 Update: Emergency Student Fund

Saturday, March 21, 2020

This has been a challenging and anxious season for everyone—in our community, across our nation and around the world. Yet through it all there are glimpses of grace, especially in the support, care and concern that you so faithfully and tenderly show toward our Union community. I would like to thank those of you who

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COVID-19 March 17 Update: Message Recap

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

I hope you are all hanging in there. This past week has been extremely stressful and has required a great deal from every sector of the Union Community. As you know, we have taken aggressive steps to help ensure that we minimize exposure to COVID-19, and at every turn, you have responded with graciousness and

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COVID-19 March 15 Update: Dorm Housing

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dear Union Community, I am writing to you this morning with a sense of urgency and out of deep compassion and concern for every member of our community. I have very important updates on the health risks of COVID-19 and Union’s response to it. Two important changes occurred since my last note, both of which

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COVID-19 MAR 10 Update: Classes will be online through 4/13

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

As the situation regarding COVID-19 continues to evolve, I have been working with our team to respond to the challenges it presents. At this time, we do not have any confirmed cases or quarantines in our Union community. It is important, however, that we do all we can to try to maintain the health and

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