It was good watching the Presiding Bishop of almost every news channel on Saturday morning. Our Primate, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, preached the Gospel to the world - a Gospel coming from Love and offering Love and a Gospel calling on us to transform the world in extraordinary ways. We hope pray and trust that the Royal couple are given the space to grow and enjoy their married life together.
Meanwhile back on here on the Holy Hill, there is much to share. The Board meeting did considerable work. Perhaps the one which will have most impact on us all was the decision to authorize the next steps in the redesign of Addison and the Refectory. In addition, the idea is that come July 2019 we will do the construction work on both at the same time. There are many obvious questions: where exactly will we hold classes? What will we do about lunch? But the feeling was that it is better to do all this work at once than have several years of construction distruption.
Naturally the board always does some regular work. The Budget for the forthcoming year was passed. Some money was found for security on the campus. At the urging of some of the students (thanks in particular to Jill Williams), the Board passed a statement of inclusion. But this was just the beginning. Later in the week, I shall share more news from the Board meeting of last week.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D. Dean and President