News Archive

September 17th 2014
As a residential community and an academic institution, there are few things we value more than honesty and integrity.   In a recenty assembly, faculty and student speakers discussed the concept and importance of academic honesty here at Middlesex.  To open the assembly, Alex Rego '15 confessed that he hadn't thought much about integrity in the classroom until he was asked to speak about it.  When pressed to find a comprehensive definition of integrity, Alex eventually found one...
September 15th 2014
The energy and enthusiasm at the start of the academic year can be attributed at least in part to the arrival of new faculty and staff members, who bring fresh ideas, interests, and experiences to Middlesex. Having previously taught in the Boston area and in Dublin, Ireland, where she earned her Ph.D. at Trinity College, Katelyn Ferguson has joined the English department, lending a hand as a coach of JV field hockey and track. Carmelo Larose is also teaching English while serving as the...
September 12th 2014
In the 2014 Opening of School Chapel, Director of Spiritual and Ethical Education Cabell King and Head of School Kathy Giles discussed the value of education in relation to this year's All-School Read, I Am Malala. Read excerpts from their talks below: "The story of Malala Yousafzai reminds us that education is not universally available. We will think together this fall quite a bit about education, about cultural inertia, and about the use of religious rhetoric to convey political positions....
September 11th 2014
by Head Gardener, Mme. Bolster   The garden continues to produce in the waning days of summer. The dining hall receives fresh cherry and regular tomatoes  and green peppers twice a week. Chef Tom recently served a delicious pumpkin bisque made from the garden's sugar pumpkins.  For the first time in the three-year history of the garden, the squash bugs did not decimate the winter squashes, and as a result the dining hall will soon receive five butternut...
September 10th 2014
The Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery presents visiting artists Dan Mead and Sally Eagle.  The exhibit, "Focus on Our World," will be displayed from September 3 through October 30.  The closing reception and artists' talk is at 6:30pm on October 27.
September 3rd 2014
September 1st 2014
When new students arrive, Middlesex upperclassmen wearing t-shirts emblazoned with the invitation “Ask Me!” are stationed on the steps of Eliot Hall, ready to welcome new families.  Ask Me kids swarm around like bees (except they don't sting), taking new families through registration, unloading carloads of boxes, running up and down stairs, and setting up dorm rooms.  In the dorm, Ask Me kids arrange dorm furniture in creative ways to fashion the most spacious room possible. ...
September 1st 2014
Over the summer, Austin Corona '15 attended the Aspen Ideas Festival, a gathering of leaders from across the world and across discplines to discuss major issues of our times, as a reporter for the Festival's official blog.  The series, called the Youth Report and written by Austin and two other youths, aimed to distribute the experience of the Ideas Festival among students and create a greater youth contribution to the Festival. Drawn to public relations, Austin interviewed...
September 1st 2014
Jiayi (Judy) Chen '15 spent four weeks this summer at the Women's Technology Program at MIT.  Designed to "spark interest in the future study of engineering and computer science" among young women, the program offers hands-on classes, labs, and team projects.  Inspired by a professor from the MIT Biomimetics Robotics Lab who spoke at Middlesex, Judy focused on mechanical engineering.  Here, Judy reflects on her experience at the Women's Technology Program: Describe a project, lab...
August 28th 2014
While the summer months have flown by, it has not been without another spectacular round of Middlesex Summer Receptions.  Throughout the summer, Middlesex students, parents, alumni and friends gathered at five different locations across the country to enjoy each other's company and reconnect with their alma mater. Receptions began in mid July with a beautiful event hosted by John Stevens '86 at the Corinthian Yacht Club in San Francisco.  For the second year in a row, attendees soaked...
August 18th 2014
Greetings Middlesex parents and families:  As many of you know, we utilize the months of June, July and August when students are not in residence to perform extensive preventive and deferred maintenance on campus. Our buildings, lawns and trees are beautiful, and our Facilities & Operations group (which each summer includes several student workers!) works tirelessly to make necessary repairs and coordinate more extensive upgrades to systems.  The summer of 2014 was no different,...
August 18th 2014
Please join us Monday, September 29 at the Kingman Cup as we honor the memory of Brad Kingman and celebrate his thirty-nine years of service to Middlesex. This year, in addition to our usual golf tournament, we have also added a tennis tournament! The registration fee is $300 for golf and $150 for tennis, which includes golf or tennis, use of locker rooms, lunch, cocktails, and dinner. Register here.  All proceeds from this event will support the Bradford S. Kingman Fund for faculty...
August 2nd 2014
After a standout performance in the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Championships, David Lawson '09 was featured on the cover of the August edition of the New England Lacrosse Journal. Emerging as one of the top players in the game, Lawson was named to the All-World Team for his stellar play throughout the Championships in Commerce City, Colorado in July. During the Championships, the 24-year-old scored 13 goals and assisted on four more for the United States, including a four-...
July 22nd 2014
Middlesex alum David Lawson '09 was one of three midfielders named to the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse All-World Team at the completion of the FIL World Championships in Commerce City, Colorado last week. Lawson came off the bench to score four goals and assist on two more as the USA rolled to a 22-5 win over Australia to advance to the championship game versus Canada. The red, white and blue fell 8-5 to their northern neighbors in the championship after defeating them in pool play...
July 22nd 2014
Former Middlesex Trustee and Distinguished Alumni Award winner Martin Hoffmann of the class of 1950 died on July 14. Marty served on the Middlesex Board of Trustees from 1980-1990 and won the Henry Cabot Lodge ’20 Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000. He was the father of two Middlesex graduates, Heidi Hoffmann Slye ’80 and Bern Hoffmann ’89, and was married to his wife Margaret (Muggy) Hoffmann for over 50 years. Marty went on to Princeton after Middlesex and graduated in 1954. He then spent...
July 17th 2014
David Lawson '09 was named to the 2014 USA Men's Lacrosse National Team announced June 30th by USA Lacrosse. The 23-man roster will compete in the FIL World Championship, presented by Trusted Choice, which begins July 10th and runs for nine days in Commerce City, Colo. The former Duke University national champion and All-American took part in an 11-month tryout, where the roster was trimmed from 98 players to 31 this spring, before the final roster was selected this past week...
July 14th 2014
New Hampshire residents Chris Inzinga '15 and Kyle Finke '15 participated in the 67th annual Boys State program this summer.  Boys State is a six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government.   The delegates to Boys State convene to apply the principles of democracy in the mythical fifty-first state --- Boys State.   From their website, Boys State describes the program goals to "provide students with a practical application of democracy, encourage...
July 14th 2014
At the 2014 USA Fencing National Championships in Columbus, Ohio, Shawn Wallace '15 brought her "A-game."  Competing in multiple divisions over the course of ten days, Shawn finished in top 25 (out of well over 200 fencers) in the Junior Women's Epee, 16th in the Division I Women's Epee, and 39th in the Division 1-A Women's Epee.  Her team finished second in the Senior Women's Epee Team event.   Shawn's remarkable achievements at Nationals place her at 9th in the country in the...
June 23rd 2014
Rob Zawada MX’13 is the author of an upcoming article in the 2014 edition of the journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM).  A rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rob is pursuing a BSBA in business administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship and a minor in psychology.  Read on about how Rob’s academic article emerged during his junior year at Middlesex. During my junior year at Middlesex, I was taking a pre-calculus...
June 23rd 2014
In June, eight Middlesex students and two faculty members traveled to Guadeloupe for a French language and culture immersion trip.  Students kept a daily blog to chronicle their adventures.  Below is a summary of the trip, which was full of exciting new experiences and opportunities to learn about the history, culture, food, and language of Guadeloupe.   Day 1:  Hike on the island of Basse Terre, Sugar cane plantation tour Day 2:  Kayak tour along the coast, Beach...
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