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An Idealist’s Advice

365备用网址APPShe has been a journalist, a human rights activist, a presidential advisor, and a top diplomat. Yet, in an all-school Assembly on March 3, former Ambassador Samantha Power was primarily a mentor as she spoke candidly about how she had “stumbled” into different careers, also sharing some of the pragmatic approaches she has found useful in facing formidable problems. Global-sized…

Unpacking Privilege

The focus of this year’s Diversity Symposium dovetailed with the community’s ongoing consideration of privilege: what it means exactly and how it influences people’s lives. On February 29, Middlesex welcomed three guests to campus – Veline Mojarro, Taylor Mason, and Amalia Mesa Gustin – all of whom are colleagues at SHIFT, an organization dedicated to matters of diversity, equity, and…

Inspiring Installations

On sizable screens on the walls across from the School’s Ishibashi Gallery, two mesmerizing videos began running in January. Each a montage of images and sound – movement, music, and language – the two films were sometimes jarring, sometimes beautifully synchronized. Whether clashing or in concert, they evoked a range of emotions, thoughts, and questions about African American culture and…

Second Semester Junior Year: A Time of Guided Transition

365备用网址APPThe second semester of junior year is a time of transition and self-reflection. Students must be prepared to lead just as seniors prepare to depart. Juniors begin with a Community Life meeting, followed by a Leadership meeting in March. Before spring vacation, they fill out the crucial Junior Survey, and afterwards they sit down for the Junior Interview. Amidst the…

The Reality of Systemic Racism

Working together as a community, Middlesex students and faculty observed the official Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 20 by focusing on a problem of social justice that Dr. King spent his life combating: systemic racism. Guest speaker André Robert Lee joined the School for the day’s program, helping to clarify and answer questions about systemic racism – its…

Ishibashi Gallery Presents: Logan Dandridge

LOGAN DANDRIDGE: AND WHEN THEY DANCED SEEING DIDN’T HELP THEM KEEP TIME Exhibition on view December 20, 2019-January 31, 2020 Reception with the Artist: Friday, February 21, 2020, 6:30-7:30pm Gallery open by appointment Contact: Stacey McCarthy ([email protected]) Middlesex School’s Ishibashi Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Logan Dandridge: And When They Danced Seeing Didn’t Help Them Keep Time.…

Wellness Week

365备用网址APPDuring the week of January 13th, Middlesex had a special “Wellness Week” in which the community participated in events designed to foster health and well being. The School welcomed several guests to campus to discuss their work and lead wellness workshops, including author and alumna Awilda Rivera ’02, who spoke on Wellness: A Mind, Body, and Community Connection. Mindfulness trainer…

Faculty Open Houses

365备用网址APPIt’s not uncommon for our students to visit faculty homes on campus for a delicious meal, a quick (or never-ending) game of Monopoly, or a casual fireside chat. But each year we also have a special weekend activity called “Faculty Open Houses” in which teachers across campus welcome in students for a variety of fun, games, and food. Some students…

Annual Winter Concert Rings in the Holidays

With the campus blanketed in snow, and the Chapel decked with greenery, the setting for the annual Holiday Concert was perfect for the occasion on December 7 and 8, 2019. Performing jazz interpretations and traditional songs celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanzaa, 137 Middlesex musicians – students, faculty, and staff – filled the space with beautiful sound, under the direction of…