April 17th 2015
One man's trash is another man's treasure, as students demonstrated during technology recycling day at Middlesex. Technology recycling (or reusing) provides the opportunity not only to discard old computers, monitors, keyboards, and cell phones in an environmentally-friendly way, but also to forage for hardware for your latest project! Ted '18 collected a low-power server to run some of his own projects at home. Harper '17 scavenged for the pieces to assemble his own desktop...
April 15th 2015
The third Middlesex Alumni Association Gala Auction was held on April 10 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston and by any measure, this was the best one yet! A spirited crowd of alumni, parents, faculty and friends of Middlesex gathered at this extraordinary venue to enjoy one another’s company and to support the school they all care about so deeply. The outcome was a record amount of money raised: $278,000, a figure which is nearly double what came in during our last Gala Auction in 2013!...
April 11th 2015
The “Soirée Française” at Middlesex was full of splendours: from poetry to song and dance, it was a spectacle for all to enjoy. The heads of Middlesex's French Club ran the evening, whilst French faculty members Mme Jordan and Mme Bolster organized the acts.
The theme of the evening was “La Liberté” or “Freedom”. The French department decided to chose this topic as a response to the recent events concerning Charlie Hebdo. The whole evening was a SMASHING success and it was topped...
April 6th 2015
Middlesex students will exhibit work shown above in “Look Me in the Eye: Identity and Perception in the Screen Age”, opening at the Concord Art Association on April 9. The exhibition is a collaboration between Concord Art and Concord-Carlisle High School, Concord Academy, and Middlesex.
The opening is April 9 from 5-7 pm at the Concord Art Association.
Artists featured include:
Maggie Knutzen '15
Isobel Shaffer '17
Keki Takahara '16
April 6th 2015
Ned Herter ’73 first came to Middlesex as a student in 1969; after graduating in 1973, Ned earned a B.A. in math and classics at Bowdoin College, returning to Middlesex in 1979 to teach math. In the years since, Ned has served at various times as a head of house, head football coach, and dean of students. Still assisting with the football program, he is the longtime head coach of Middlesex’s highly successful boys’ varsity lacrosse team. In 2010, he was appointed the holder of the Angus C....
April 1st 2015
In the months since finishing the 2014 All-School Read, I Am Malala, the Middlesex community has periodically revisited the inspiring memoir, particularly during the visits of guest speakers, who have discussed the power and advantage of educating girls worldwide.
On March 27, the School considered a different aspect of Malala’s story: the religion of Islam and how Muslims may differ in their interpretation and expression of their faith. Handling a complicated topic with impressive ease was...
March 31st 2015
With revisit days on the horizon this spring, we asked current students to explain "why Middlesex?" through photograph submissions of some of the daily moments that make Middlesex special. Whether it's the Circle at sundown, the smell of freshly-baked cookies in the dorm, or the energy on campus after a Free Day announcement, the reasons our students love Middlesex are often intangible and hard to describe. Why choose MX? See for yourself, and vote for your favorite photos.
March 30th 2015
Ryan Melia MX'07 returned to his roots on Saturday night as he peformed with his band and touring company, PigPen Theatre, in the Terry Room. Melia and PigPen are about to embark on a tour of thirty-seven cities to promote their latest album, Whole Sun, but Melia wanted to warm up for the tour where it all began: in the Terry Room, Freedom of Speech style. Freedom of Speech (FOS) is a series of student run performances that provide the opportunity for budding songwriters to...
March 30th 2015
Middlesex students joined a group of over 50 artists, including students from Concord-Carlisle High School and Concord Academy, at the Concord Art Association this past Sunday to create a work of art exploring “perception and identity.”
Each artist was given a prepared board and was asked to draw/paint, sculpt, photograph, etc. another artist with whom they were paired. The final installation of the individual pieces will be determined by a group of students from each of the three schools...
March 27th 2015
As we enter into the final week before the 2015 Gala Benefit and Auction, we would like to say “thank you”.
Thank you to all of our wonderful parents and alumni who have so generously and thoughtfully donated auction items. Thank you to the guests who have gathered together to reserve tables, and thank you to all of you who have purchased tickets and perused auction items listed online. Your enthusiasm has been invigorating!
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