What I Did This Summer - Alli Huggins, MDiv '16

YDS Students do a number of interesting things over the summer.  Over the course of the next few weeks, you’ll hear about some of what our amazing students have been up to.  Today’s entry comes from Alli Huggins MDiv & BDS '16, who completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education this summer, and wrote a deeply-moving reflection on what she experienced and learned there.

What I Did This Summer - John Cleveland, MDiv '15

YDS Students do a number of interesting things over the summer.  Over the course of the next few weeks, you’ll hear about some of what our amazing students have been up to.  Today’s entry comes from John Cleveland, MDiv ’15, who provides a very thoughtful reflection on Latino culture and the summer he spent with the Hispanic Summer Program.  Thanks John!

Cleveland & Pals

How to Write Your Best Application

Preparing an application to YDS is something of an odd event.  Most of our applicants have never applied to grad school, much less YDS, before.  It’s an entirely new and untried experience.

Because of this, it’s very understandable that people become nervous when thinking about their YDS applications.  The stakes are so much higher; there are fewer options than there were when we applied to undergrad.  Questions you may find yourself asking include:

Merging Pulpit & Public Service: Herron Gaston, M.Div '14

Herron Gaston, M.Div ’14 & STM ’15, is a key member of the Admissions Team who maintains a strong academic record and involves himself in numerous public service and philanthropic efforts, focusing particularly on the plight of the United States prison population.

Take To The Skies Above Yale

Just a few shots of our beautiful campus, as seen from above and courtesy of the Yale Aerial team.  Check out a gorgeous sweep over the Div!

Our 2015 Application Is Now Open!

 

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Greetings!  Today we are very pleased to announce that the application to enroll in Yale Divinity School for the fall of 2015 has gone live!  You can access it here: https://apply.divinity.yale.edu/apply/

Riess Potterveld B.D. '69 Elected President of Graduate Theological Union

  

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                                                                    Above: Riess Potterveld M.Div '69

Ian Doescher YC '99 & M.Div '05 Introduces Shakespeare to Star Wars

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       Above: Ian Doescher (right) reads with stalwart Star Wars fan Sean McAvoy in Madison, CT.  Photo by Jim Hackney.

 

Hopie Randall Appointed Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid!

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               Above: Newly-appointed Associate Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid Hopie Randall (left) with Sean McAvoy

We are pleased to announce that Hopie Randall M.Div 2011 has been appointed as the next Associate Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid!  Hopie Randall has been in this position as an interim for the last year and a half.

What Are You Reading This Summer?

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Each year students, incoming and returning alike, ask me “What should I read over the summer to better prepare myself for YDS?” 

My default answer used to be “Whatever you want,” but noting the recurrent looks of confusion and betrayal, I had to come up with a more concrete response.