YDS’s Reflections magazine wins a top CASE award
Reflections, Yale Divinity School’s magazine of theological and ethical inquiry, has won a top award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a leading advocacy and training organization in the educational field.
On the basis of the Spring 2009 issue of the twice-yearly magazine, Reflections was selected as a 2010 winner in the category “periodical special issues.” Reflections shared the top award, a “gold award,” with the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY, from amongst 30 entries in the category.
All told, there were some 2,700 individual entries representing 615 institutions in the 2010 CASE Circle of Excellence competition. Three hundred awards were given to 177 colleges, universities, and independent schools.
The Spring 2009 issue, entitled “The Fire Next Time: Faith and the Future of Nuclear Weapons,” featured articles by a number of high-profile writers and activists, including writer Jonathan Schell, “The Nuclear Peril: ‘Genesis in Reverse’;” former Secretary of State George Schultz, “A New Age of Diplomacy;” Jonathan Granoff of the Global Security Institute, “The Call to a New Moral Imperative;” and Sergio Duarte, high representative for disarmament affairs for the United Nations, “Moral Leadership in a Dangerous World.”
Reflections editor Ray Waddle concluded his column in that issue with the words, “Only by overcoming the hidden power of nuclear weapons—their mystique, their false guarantees of national security and pride—will we move closer to a braver new world, a world someday, somehow rid of nuclear weapons.” Guest editor for the issue was Tyler Wigg-Stevenson ’04 M.Div., founder and director of the Two Futures Project, a movement of American evangelicals for a nuclear-weapons-free world. He contributed the article “One Superpower, Under God.”
CASE describes the Circle of Excellence program as recognizing “outstanding work in communications and marketing, alumni relations, advancement services, and fundraising.” Winners are chosen, according to CASE, based on “overall quality, innovation, use of resources and the impact on the institution or its external and internal communities such as alumni, parents, students, faculty and staff.”
The Spring 2009 issue is viewable online at http://www.yale.edu/reflections/spring_09.shtml. Free subscriptions to the magazine can be ordered online at http://www.yale.edu/reflections/subscribe.shtml.
CASE, with offices in Washington, DC, Singapore, and London, serves nearly 3,400 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 59 countries. It has nearly 22,000 professional members.