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As rain holds off, thanksgiving abounds at YDS Commencement 2011

Lead photoAt precisely the moment Commencement 2011 concluded on May 23, the heavens opened up, and torrents of rain fell on Sterling Divinity Quadrangle, sending graduating students, family, friends, faculty and staff scurrying for cover. No matter. There was much to rejoice in, besides the diplomas the graduates clutched and the fact that the rain held off until the very end of two days of ceremonies. One outsized cause for thanksgiving, both literally and figuratively, was the Class of 2011 gift of thanks to Yale Divinity School, presented to Dean Harold Attridge during Commencement Worship on the steps of Marquand Chapel, in the form of a giant 18” by 36” check. The $10,356 check represents giving by 72 percent of the graduating class, setting a new standard for graduating class participation>Go to story

Lead photoView Commencement 2011 online
YDS Commencement Worship and the Commencement Exercises were webcast live on May 22 and 23. Now, both sessions have been archived online for viewing. The Commencement Worship services features a sermon by Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Emilie Townes entitled “In the Midst of Them,” and Commencement Exercises includes presentation of diplomas to each of roughly 130 graduating students. >Go to story

First Column StoryFacebook presentation of photos from Commencement 2011

Join us on the new YDS Facebook page to view scores of photos from Commencement 2011 events. Don’t forget to click “like” and share”! >Go to facebook