News Archive

February 27th 2015
After completing my first year at Boston College Law School, I was thrilled at the opportunity to spend my first legal internship in the Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley this summer.  I applied for and was placed in the Civil Rights Division, which works to enforce civil rights and liberties, to combat discrimination, and to provide equal opportunities to MA citizens.  My main tasks involved legal research and writing and allowed me to employ and strengthen the...
February 27th 2015
Let’s face it.  Private school is expensive.  For many families, the cumulative costs of tuition, boarding, technology and books surpass their means.  At Middlesex, we strive to make our education affordable to all qualified applicants, regardless of a family’s ability to finance such an investment.  Our financial aid programs help to ensure that our student body is diverse in interests, talents, race, ethnicity and economic background.  Here at Middlesex, the best and...
February 27th 2015
Internship with Drifraudenditanzen and Claudia Schnürer On May 15th I begin a 4-day tour in Germany with Claudia and Cie. Dreifrauendietanzen (threewomendancing), a company which consists of Claudia and her friends / fellow performers Ellen Urban and Daniela Feilcke-Wolff. The first day [5 hrs] in Falkensee, Germany is spent in rehearsal for the piece zu Hoch zu Tief zu Weit (too High too Low too Far). The piece, in development over the last 3 years, combines dance, theatre, and contemporary...
February 27th 2015
Community Development in Brazil    This summer I was presented the opportunity to work in Brazil through AIESEC Yale in the field of community development. The project took place in a city called Riberiao Preto in the state of Sao Paulo. The basis of the internship was that I would be working in a community center assisting the coordinators in the field of health, technology, and home economics. I choose to pursue this experience because I have an interest in an international career...
February 27th 2015
This summer (2014) I fulfilled my 8-week research requirement of the McNair Scholars Program by working as a research assistant in Benjamin Wolozin’s neurodegeneration laboratory in the pharmacology department at Boston University Medical Center.  I worked under a Biomolecular Pharmacology/Biomedical Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate named Joon Yvette Boon on a project focused on the neuropathology of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).   The two major proteins involved in PD are α-synuclein and...
February 27th 2015
I met up with 27 strangers (25 other students, 1 physical therapy professor, and 1  physician assistant) at the airport at 5am on May 12th. When I came home a month later on June 12th, I had 27 great friends and a new perspective on the world beyond the United States.   Our trip to South Africa was called a Dialogue of Civilizations in Health and International Medicine. Northeastern has faculty sponsor these programs to provide students with experiential learning, a type of study that...
February 27th 2015
For the summer of 2014, I was an intern at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a progressive think tank in Washington D.C. I worked on education policy and had several projects throughout my 10 weeks there.  One project was a long-term report on the gender gap in mathematics. We wanted to know if teacher perception of students contributes to the lower performance of girls than boys in math. My supervisor conducted the data analysis and I conducted the background research and literature...
February 26th 2015
  In my first year at Brown University, I became involved with Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment program .  As the University’s largest student volunteer organization, BRYTE pairs students one-on-one with recently resettled refugee youth for in-home tutoring to help them improve their English fluency and navigate life in the United States.   First as a tutor and now as BRYTE’s Head Coordinator, I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing 16-year-old, Chandra, who...
February 25th 2015
To open this year’s Diversity Symposium on February 20, Middlesex welcomed back Patrick Callahan ’97, who enthusiastically introduced a recent film, Amira and Sam, for which he served as an executive producer. Bringing with him the movie’s screenwriter and director, Sean Mullin, and actress Dina Shihabi (who played Amira), Patrick praised the film for having “an accessible piece about what it is like for veterans to reintegrate in civilian life after being in a war.” Having served in the...
February 24th 2015
In between snow storms, the College Office was able to hold its annual Junior Parents' Day program, featuring Chris Gruber, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Davidson College.  Mrs. Giles kicked off the morning's program as she recounted several humorous stories about her children's college process, applications to graduate schools, and their job searches.  She also offer her wisdom on the college process as a parent, former college advisor, and head of school...
February 24th 2015
After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At this week's assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2014 fall semester.  For a full list of students receiving honors, please click here.   To open the assembly, history teacher Dr. Munro discussed the philosophies of two educators:  Frederick Winsor, the founder of Middlesex School, and Gilbert Haven Jones, head of Wilberforce University...
February 20th 2015
Thanks to our reliable U.S. Postal Service, the invitations for the MxAA Spring Gala Benefit and Auction have all been sent, and we hope that you are beginning to make preparations to join your Middlesex friends and attend this fabulous event.   Featuring silent and live auctions, a sit-down dinner, and the Four Seasons’ famed dessert buffet, this Spring Gala will be one you don’t want to miss! Tickets are $200 each, or for those of you who like to plan ahead, a table of ten can be...
February 15th 2015
In 2013, Concord, Massachusetts (home of Middlesex School) became one of the first communities in the nation to ban the sale of single-serve plastic water bottles.   Campaigns against plastic water bottles argue that bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year (see www.banthebottle.net).  Proponents of bottled water bans also argue that most plastic water bottles are not recycled and therefore end up in landfills....
February 13th 2015
The success of any auction is never dependent on one factor.   Delicious food, fun beverages, decorative lighting, floral design…the list goes on and on.  Clearly, however, one of the most important elements to a successful auction is what’s up for grabs.  From the opulent to the original, high quality auction items offer exciting bidding opportunities for all.    The MxAA has acquired nearly 75 items and/or experiences - many of which cannot be purchased anywhere else...
February 9th 2015
On Friday evening, One Act plays showcased the work of seven student directors and thirty-four actors from all classes.  Check out photos from the performances! Pink Fancy by Nick Zagone Director: Jenni Welch '15 Jose: Henry Minnervini '15 Skot: Will Christenfeld '16 Brown: Elizabeth Telford '16   Her Heart from Almost, Maine by John Cariani Director: Miles Petrie '15 East:  Gabe Smith '15 Glory: Kate Wood '15   Family 2.0 by Walter Wykes Director: Sebastian...
February 8th 2015
There will be no classes or activities on campus on Monday, February 9th. All administrative offices are closed.
February 6th 2015
About ten years ago, a small number of alumni organized themselves into a group whose mission would be to “strengthen the existing ties between alumni and the School”.  Since then, the Middlesex Alumni Association Board of Directors has successfully pioneered a wide range of initiatives designed to promote personal relationships, expand career opportunities, and provide a network of support for all Middlesex alumni.    MxAA President Hunter Moorman ’60 shares his thoughts on the...
February 1st 2015
There will be no classes on Monday, February 2nd. Administrative offices will be closed.  All games and practices have been cancelled.  
January 31st 2015
Born in England and raised in Sweden, Ashok Pillai was educated at Canadian Academy in Kobe, Japan. Following graduation, he earned a B.A. in computer science with honors in mathematics at Williams College, where he was elected to Sigma Xi. He joined the Middlesex faculty in 2007. You have a very interesting background.  How do you think these experiences have shaped you? I have grown accustomed to adapting to circumstances as they arise. The public school system in Sweden versus...
January 30th 2015
With the beginning of the second semester in sight on Friday, January 23, Middlesex juniors gathered for an evening chapel to initiate thinking about their senior year and, especially, the leadership roles that will be theirs in a matter of months.  Along with Cabell King, the School’s director of spiritual and ethical education, the class was joined by an engaging guest speaker, the Reverend John H. Finley IV. Eminently qualified to address the topic of leadership and social...
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