Sam Ernest (’15) Begins Doctoral Program at Yale Divinity School

February 22nd, 2019 § 0

Sam Ernest, English major alum, recently checked in with his former SPU professors. Sam had much to say about his post-graduate studies.

“After graduating from SPU in 2015,” Sam begins, “I moved to New Haven to study at Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Divinity School, pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion (MAR) in Religion and Literature and a Certificate in Anglican Studies.” While at Yale, Sam joined the Institute of Sacred Music (ISM) and won the ISM Students Choice for Best Colloquium Prize. “Throughout my time at YDS,” Sam continues, “and particularly in a couple of seminars my third year, I benefited greatly from the company of wonderful and talented friends dedicated to pursuing theological inquiry together.”

Sam finished his masters program in 2018, “and after some time working at Trader Joe’s and freelancing as a research and editorial assistant,” Sam decided to pursue doctoral studies in theology at Yale. His program begins in August of this year.

Throughout his academic career, Sam has been consistent in his focus. The work he’ll be doing in his upcoming Ph.D. studies began, Sam reports, as an SPU undergrad studying abroad at the University of Oxford, through Best Semester’s Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO) program, and then completing an honors thesis his senior year.

Good luck in your doctoral program, Sam!

Tim Wise Event

February 14th, 2019 § 0

March 1, 2019
7:00 pm
Upper Gwinn Hall

Tim Wise’s talk, “The Politics of Fear in America,” will address how shootings of people of color are treated in the media and what Wise considers the politics of black outrage and white backlash. It will call for taking urgent measures towards justice and racial equality.

Tim Wise has spoken to audiences on over one-thousand college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country. The host of a new podcast, Speak Out with Tim Wise, he is also the author of seven books, including Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, and his most well-known work, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son. Wise has appeared on many news programs, including MSNBC Live and ABC’s 20/20.

After Wise’s presentation, a question-and-answer period will be led by faculty members Brian Bantum, Kimberly Segall, Carlene Brown, and Kevin Neuhouser.

A book-signing with Wise will take place after the program.

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