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In Trust newsletter logo March 31, 2015
   

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Notepad-on-deskCampus updates, upcoming events, policy decisions, student stories: seminaries have a lot of things going on. How can you keep up to date?

Some presidents, deans, and faculties turn to blogs as a way to keep everyone informed about campus life.


We've created a list of more than 20 blogs from seminaries in Canada and the United States.

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The closing of Sweet Briar: What are the implications for theological schools?

 
Padlock 3Some sad news in higher education this month: Sweet Briar College, a women’s liberal arts college in Virginia, announced that it was closing at the end of this semester because of "insurmountable financial challenges."

Sweet Briar has an endowment of more than $80 million, but its board decided to close the school nonetheless. 

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A gentle evaluation turns away anger
 
Sugar"In the coming months I will assist with two evaluation processes – one of a seminary president’s performance, the other, a board self-assessment," writes consultant Rebekah Burch Basinger.

"When approaching such assignments, my modus operandi is to accentuate the positive before broaching the negative. To paraphrase the author of Proverbs, I've found that a gentle evaluation turns away anger, while a harsh review encourages the one(s) under scrutiny to dig in his/her/their heels."

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