Huffington Post - Education
October 22nd, 2014
The eight General Theological Seminary professors who have been on
strike over working conditions at the New York City school have
tentatively agreed to return.
The so-called "GTS Eight" have responded positively to the seminary's offer of "provisional employment for the remainder of the academic year."
professors are currently in negotiations with the board of trustees,
Rev. Dr. Amy Bentley Lamborn confirmed to The Huffington Post. She
declined to offer further details.
The internal power struggle at
the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary caught national attention after
more than two-thirds of its professors went on strike in late September. The professors cited the leadership style of the school's dean, the Very Rev. Kurt Dunkle, whom they accused
of fostering a climate "fraught with conflict, fear, and anxiety." In
response, the seminary board accepted the faculty members' resignations
-- something the professors claim they never gave.