April 20th 2015
Palden ’17, Pema ’17, and Summer ‘17 wanted to create a project that combined their love for photography with the vibrant community here at Middlesex. Inspired by Brandon Stanton's Humans of New York, Palden, Pema, and Summer seek to capture the diversity of the Middlesex community through photography. Ultimately, the trio wants Humans of Middlesex to be an outlet for every person at Middlesex to share something that they find unique about themselves. "We have definitely enjoyed...
April 20th 2015
Dan Giles '09, whose first short play was produced when he was a senior at Middlesex, was honored to have his play, How You Kissed Me Is Not How I Like To Be Kissed, selected as a finalist for the 2015 John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play. This week the show was given a featured reading at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC at the American College Theatre Festival. Next month Dan is graduating from Carnegie Mellon...
April 20th 2015
May 1st and 2nd
Based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow, this musical explores a changing America at the turn of the 20thcentury. Intermixing historical events with a fictionalized cast of characters, Broadway.com writes that, “Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American tales -- that of a stifled society wife, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring young Harlem musician -- united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of...
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.