A Collaborative Vision for the Future of GoB

The DSA Board, Grounds of Being Management, the DSA/GoB Preservation Committee, and Dean Laurie Zoloth are pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement regarding the future of Grounds of Being. This collaborative vision (below) marks the beginning of a productive partnership between DSA/GoB and the Divinity School Administration.
We appreciate all the support we have received from the Swift Hall community during these negotiations. Your unwavering enthusiasm has greatly contributed to the successful resolution of the challenges we faced.
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You can download a pdf of this agreement here: Collaborative Vision

We need your help!

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Dear Supporters,

Over the past six months, the Divinity Students Association and Grounds of Being: the Divinity School Coffee Shop have faced financial and institutional challenges resulting from new university-wide budget policies and a new Divinity School administration. We know how important DSA and GoB are to the Divinity School and wider campus culture. In the interest of preserving what we know to be essential to student life in Swift Hall and beyond, we are asking you--who have all experienced and benefited from the contributions of DSA and GoB–to voice your support through a letter-writing campaign. Please share with Dean Zoloth examples of how DSA and/or GoB have positively contributed to your time on campus.

You can mail your letters to Dean Zoloth at the following address:

Dean Laurie Zoloth
1025 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

If you have questions or would like to find out more about the challenges facing DSA and GoB, please browse through this website or email us at dsagobpreservationcommittee@gmail.com.

We are grateful for your support!

The DSA/GoB Preservation Committee
Grounds of Being Management
DSA Board

Proposal & Counterproposal

On Monday, January 8, the DSA/GoB Preservation Committee submitted the following counterproposal to the Divinity School Administration.

We will be hosting a public forum on Friday, January 12 at 10:00 AM in the 3rd Floor Lecture Hall in Swift Hall. We invite anyone interested in finding out more about this situation or those who would like to lend support or offer advice to attend this forum. The Committee is also looking into live-streaming the forum; we will update this site with that information.

We encourage you to comment on this post or on the DSA website with your thoughts.

You can download a pdf here: DSA_GoB Response.

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