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150th Anniversary Edition

“The Forest and its University endure.” So they have, in the words of Drew historian John Cunningham C’38—and for 150 years. The ideals of Drew’s founders and the serenity of Drew’s forest are forever immutable. And from that stability generations of students have drawn the confidence to grow and change—as has Drew itself. The institution nestled in the oak woodland west of Bottle Hill started as a Methodist seminary and has evolved to become a prestigious liberal arts university with three schools of distinct yet complementary missions. The students sheltered there, once seminarians preparing to ride the circuit, are now men and women learning to navigate a world without borders. Like its oaks, Drew endures—rooted in its past while reaching toward its future.

Feature Story: 1867–2017: A Timeline

Drew University: Rooted in Its Past, Reaching for the Future

“Amid the inevitable—and proper—change, if there is a ‘hero’ in any university, it is the institution itself. The university is greater than the sum of all its presidents, faculty members, trustees, student course offerings, extra-classroom activities and the dissensions that veer from ridiculous to sublime. All these pass away. The university remains.”—From University in the Forest: The Story of Drew University by John T. Cunningham C’38

Into The Forest Articles

maaMead 205 | A Message from the President

Looking back on 150 years of Drew history, I see this underlying consistency: Drew has always been a place where seekers find a sense of belonging and a spiritual and intellectual home.


truegritTrue Grit

This veteran is more than a match for his next challenge: college.


drewgoodersOur Newest Drew Gooders

Four of our latest Civic Scholars—Class of 2021 edition—share their good works on campus and back home.


welcomeWelcome #Drew21

The blue-hued Welcome Crew lent a hand—literally—and made our newest Drewids feel right at home on a fun-filled Move-In Day 2017.


artsemHalf-Century Happening

The Contemporary Art Semester celebrates 50 years of creative connections.


debChange at the Top

A new provost model further aligns academic planning and resource allocation with our core mission: students.


nameWhat’s in a Name?

Pop quiz! How well do you know these campus icons—and the people who made them possible?


thInto The Forest: Athletics

How sweet it is! Men’s soccer capped an incredible 2017 season by clinching a Sweet Sixteen spot in the NCAA Tournament.


drewniverseAround the Drewniverse

An insider’s guide to campus traditions, circa 2017.


backtalkBackTalk | Bruce Woolley C’67

Great-great-great-great-great-nephew of Daniel Drew, Woolley, is  a retired college administrator. He continues his family’s legacy at Drew with two scholarships; one, the Vivian Chapman Memorial Scholarship, honors his mother.


Honor Roll of Donors

2017 Honor Roll of Donors

To page through the annals of Drew’s 150-year history is to encounter wave upon wave of generosity reflecting a profound and abiding sense of fealty to The Forest. Indeed, past is prologue when it comes to Drew and the legacy of giving. (Several recent gifts build on the generosity of those who came—and gave—before.)

Our 2017 Honor Roll of Donors is a celebration of the people whose generosity ensures Drew’s future. And from the bottom of our hearts, we thank everyone who contributed.


Classnotes

classnotesNews from alums of the CLA, Theological School and Caspersen School, and In Memoriam, remembering those who have died.

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