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Saturday, March 8, 2008

Lesley Univ to share Episcopal Div School campus.

Last week, the dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge announced he would be resigning in May. His resignation letter mentioned negotiations for a partnership with nearby Lesley University. Such a partnership makes sense, since EDS is losing its current partner — the Weston Jesuit School of Theology — to Boston College. Today's Boston Globe reports that Lesley University will purchase seven buildings on the EDS campus for $33.5 million, and will share ownership of the library. There's more from the Cambridge Chronicle.

There are currently eleven Episcopal seminaries. One of them, Seabury-Western near Chicago, announced that it is ending its Master of Divinity program.

("EDS dean to resign; partnership being weighed," Steve Waring, Living Church News Service 3.3.08; "Lesley campus expected to grow," Jillian Jorgensen, Boston Globe 3.8.08; "Lesley University to expand into Harvard Square," Cambridge Chronicle and Cambridge TAB 3.7.08)

Copyright © 2008 by Philocrites | Posted 8 March 2008 at 1:28 PM

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