Milestones in the secularization of a university:
1899 – Yale installs its first president who is not an ordained clergyman.
1926 – Mandatory chapel-service attendance for Yale undergraduates abolished.
1958 – Communist William Sloane Coffin appointed Yale Chaplain.
2019 – In an apparent bid to stave off marginalization and irrelevance, the Yale chaplain’s office offers undergraduates access to a toddler-style bouncy castle.
“Check out our new Bouncy Castle for your anxiety relief needs. Bring a friend and bounce out your stress. Weâ€™ll be up around campus when the weather is nice. Follow us at #YaleChaplainsBounce”
HT: John Brewer.