Harvard Divinity School


Radcliffe Institute and Divinity School Particularly Vulnerable to Endowment Decreases

Losses to the University’s endowment due to the coronavirus pandemic may have a disproportionate impact on the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and the Harvard Divinity School, which draw high proportions of their budget from the endowment.


More Than 1,000 Sign Petition Supporting Divinity School Student Denied Entry to United States

More than 1,000 people have signed a petition demanding the safe re-entry of Reihana Emami Arandi, an Iranian citizen admitted to Harvard Divinity School in 2019 but deported from Logan International Airport in September.


Iranian Divinity School Student Case

Reihana Emami Arandi is an Iranian citizen deported from Logan International Airport last fall while trying to attend Harvard Divinity School.


Lawyers File Civil Rights Complaint in Case of Deported Harvard Divinity School Admittee

Lawyers representing Reihana Emami Arandi — an Iranian citizen deported from Logan International Airport last fall while trying to attend Harvard Divinity School — filed a civil rights complaint with the Department of Homeland Security’s Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Office on Thursday.


Harvard Divinity School Seeks to Improve Financial Aid Program

The Harvard Divinity School announced earlier this fall that, in an effort to improve financial support for low-income students, all donations to the Divinity School Fund in fiscal year 2020 will go toward strengthening the school’s financial aid program.


Matthew L. Potts

Matthew L. Potts, Associate Professor of Religion and Literature and of Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School, is interested in how "Jesus Is King", Kanye West's new album, "plays with a tension in Christianity between the high and the low, the sacred and the mundane."


Divinity School Sustainable Building

Swartz Hall, located at the Harvard Divinity School, is undergoing serious renovations with the goal to create a more sustainable building. The construction project will upgrade the building's electrical, plumbing, and climate control systems.


Swartz Hall Renovations Involve Reducing Chemical Presence in Building

Scientific research from Harvard’s Healthier Building Materials Academy is being used to reduce chemical presence in the building formerly known as Andover Hall, according to a blog post from the Divinity School Director of Operations Ralph DeFlorio.


Paulsell Announces ‘Pilgrimage’ Theme for Memorial Church

Paulsell said in an interview that the concept of pilgrimage seemed well suited in characterizing the church’s leadership transition. She said that she considers pilgrimages to be “transformative” since they enable people to think about themselves and their relationships.


Harvard Divinity School Adapts to Swartz Hall Renovation

The building is undergoing its first renovation since 1911. To adapt to temporarily losing access to the large, historic building, the Divinity School moved several administrative offices, classrooms, and other spaces to 60 Oxford St., a five minute walk from Swartz Hall.


Professor Anne Monius, ‘Authentic’ and ‘Incredible’ Mentor and Religious Scholar, Dies at Age 54

Students and colleagues say Monius, who died on Aug. 3 at the age of 54, was an extraordinary teacher who closely mentored her students while conducting groundbreaking research.


Memorial Church Minister Jonathan Walton to Leave Harvard for Wake Forest Deanship

Jonathan L. Walton, the Minister of Memorial Church and a professor at Harvard Divinity School, will leave the University at the end of this academic year to serve as the next dean of Wake Forest University School of Divinity, Walton announced Sunday.


In New Letter, Harvard Divinity School Students Join Calls to Review Prof. Ragab Tenure Denial

A group of Harvard Divinity School students have joined undergraduates in criticizng the school's decision to deny Associate Professor Ahmed Ragab tenure in a letter to University President Lawrence S. Bacow, University Provost Alan M. Garber ’76, and Divinity School Dean David N. Hempton this week.


Hundreds Call on Harvard to Review Prof. Ragab Tenure Denial

Hundreds of Harvard students and alumni have signed a letter criticizing Harvard Divinity School’s decision not to grant tenure to Ahmed Ragab, who they say is the first Muslim faculty member at the school to come up for tenure.


Div School Tree

A century-old tree at the Divinity School was cut down last week after months of debate.


Harvard Divinity School to Continue With Tree Removal Despite Tree-Cutting Moratorium

The Harvard Divinity School announced Tuesday it will continue with plans to remove the red oak tree in front of the Andover Theological Library, despite objections from some Divinity School students and Cambridge City Council’s one-year moratorium on cutting down trees.


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