Back by Popular Demand: Spectrum 2011
In response to many appeals, a way has been found to keep Spectrum going as a print publication in 2011 by radically reducing publication costs, and alumni should be receiving copies of the YDS annual review in the mail in February or early March. Plans had tentatively called for Spectrum to be an online-only publication this year.
The cost-saving measures, a creative collaboration among staff as well as some gifted YDS students, maintain the overall quality of the magazine, but less-expensive binding and paper, coupled with a reduction in the number of four-color pages, have helped to substantially diminish expenses.
Key to the major cost savings were design of the magazine in-house, under direction of student designer Jared Gilbert ’12 M.Div. Other students playing major roles in the production of Spectrum 2011 were Joan Javier ’12 M.Div., copy editor, and Timothy Sommer ’13 M.Div., class notes editor.
Included in the 48-page magazine—in addition to regular features such as class notes, a report of YDS finances, the annual letter from Dean Harold Attridge, and reports from YDS’s partners, Berkeley Divinity School and the Institute of Sacred Music—are: a special four-page report on the Eight Decades of Women at YDS celebration held during Convocation and Reunions, a lead story exploring transformative changes at YDS over the past two decades, and a look ahead at the concluding months of the Divinity Tomorrow capital campaign.
While Spectrum is published only once a year, up-to-date reports on life and scholarship at YDS are reported monthly in the online alumni e-magazine Notes from the Quad. In January, Notes inaugurated a new feature that profiles a YDS faculty member each month, and other enhancements are planned as well, including regular presentations on faculty books and a new class notes section.