Thursday, November 13, 2014

7 Fired Faculty Members Return to Work at Seminary in New York

The Chronicle of Higher Education
November 9th, 2014

The Episcopal seminary in New York that fired eight of its 10 faculty members in late September has hired seven of them back, The New York Times reports.
The Board of Trustees of the institution, the General Theological Seminary, dismissed the professors soon after they walked off the job and said they could not continue working unless the board replaced the seminary’s dean and president, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle. On their website, the faculty members complained that the dean had told them “not to discuss matters with one another” and “prohibited us from assembling without him,” and that because of his actions, life at the seminary was “characterized by deep despondency, anxiety, hostility, fear, and retaliation.” Several days later, the board dismissed the faculty members.

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