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Andover Newton President the Rev. Martin B. Copenhaver writes in the latest "Lead Time" blog entry about the way Andover Newton's bold new direction was the talk of the town at the recent meeting of the Association of Theological Schools.

The piece is titled "Yes, and ... Exhilirating" and explores the excitement that comes with taking the step out of old ways of business that were no longer working.

Interview Spotlights School's Efforts on Gun Violence

President Martin B. Copenhaver discussed religion's role in addressing gun violence on the June 25 episode of State of Belief.

The Rev. Dr. Sarah Drummond, our Academic Dean, and Associate Professor of Ministerial Leadership, has written a new entry in the "Lead Time" blog looking at Andover Newton's collaboration with Yale Divinity School in context of the recent Brexit vote in the U.K. and the upcoming Independence Day holiday.

It's titled "Brandover Newton" and is a thoughtful examination of what independence and freedom mean in theological education and in life.

Kevin Baker-Rooks (MDiv '10) & Bruce Baker-Rooks (MDiv '13) Share Adoption Story

The Huffington Post tells the touching story of how two Andover Newton alumni came to adopt their son.

The Rev. Kevin Baker-Rooks (MDiv '10) and the Rev. Bruce Baker-Rooks (MDiv '13) were interviewed for a feature story appearing June 24, 2016, in the online news portal's "Queer Voices" section as part of a longer series titled "Let Love Define Family."

Andover Newton is sad to announce the passing of recent alumna The Rev. Jennifer “Jena” Roy (MDiv ’13) of Winchester, Massachusetts.

"There's blood everywhere," Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said.

Yes, the blood is everywhere as the Andover Newton community joins hands with the human family in mourning the atrocious massacre in Orlando, Florida, early this morning (Sunday, June 12).

Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs Sarah B. Drummond is pleased to announce two new appointees will support Andover Newton’s educational mission in the year to come.

New Details on Andover Newton-Yale Divinity School Affiliation

As you might have read last week, Andover Newton is pursuing an affiliation with Yale Divinity School, starting with a “Visiting Year” in 2016-17. Professors Mark Heim, Gregory Mobley, and Benjamin Valentin will be in-residence at YDS, as will Dean Sarah Drummond.

Samuel Edgar Lowry Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus

Dear Friends of Andover Newton,

We have received the news that William L. (Bill) Holladay, the Samuel Edgar Lowry Professor of Old Testament, Emeritus at Andover Newton, died over the weekend. He will be remembered with great appreciation and affection by Andover Newton faculty, alumni/ae, and others who have been part of the wider Andover Newton community.

Former Professor Mary Luti offered this tribute:

Two-Year Transition Begins in Fall 2016

Andover Newton Theological School and Yale Divinity School have announced on Monday, May 2, 2016, a two-phase plan to move toward a formal affiliation. The full letter to the Andover Newton community follows.


Dear Andover Newton Community,

It is with hope and faith that we announce that the Andover Newton Theological School leadership will proceed toward a formal affiliation with Yale Divinity School in a two-phase arrangement planned to begin in the 2016-17 academic year and, if negotiations continue to be successful, be complete a year later.

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