News Archive

May 22nd 2015
Having just been awarded the Henry Cabot Lodge ’20 Distinguished Alumni Award for a lifetime of serving others in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world, Ned Seligman ‘65wheeled himself over to the center stage of the Wood Theatre. Using the podium for support, Ned carefully lifted himself out of his wheelchair and thoughtfully prepared to address his audience of classmates, friends, and fellow alumni. Just as he had in every aspect of his adult life, Ned wanted to do something – to...
May 17th 2015
After almost a year's worth of work, our AP Studio Art students unveil their exhibit, opening on Friday, May 22 at 9:15pm in the Cornelius Ayer Wood gallery.  According to Head of the Visual Arts Stacey McCarthy, "Contemporary art has many functions – it can delight and inspire, but it can also challenge us to take a deeper look at our society and ourselves. The art in this exhibit is exciting, complex, and personal." Read the artists' statements below. 2015 AP STUDIO ART STUDENTS Diana...
May 12th 2015
Congratulations to the Middlesex Varsity and JV Physics teams for representing the school well in our annual Physics Bowl competition. The test was particularly challenging this year, with a national average score of just 14/40 for first year students and 13/40 on a harder test for advanced students.  Over 7500 students took the test at more than 500 schools across the world. The highlight of this year's competition was the team in Division 1 (first year students), which again finished...
May 10th 2015
Meaghan Lueck ’10, a fixture in the art studios while she was a student at Middlesex, was just awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts from Columbia College.  The prize is "awarded annually to a senior who, in the opinion of the Faculty, has demonstrated excellence of the highest standards of proficiency in performance or execution or in the field of composition in one of the following general areas of performing and creative arts: music, theatre, painting, sculpture, design,...
May 8th 2015
From a childhood obsession to his potential career plan, Willy Goldsmith ‘06’s passion for fishing has certainly been lifelong.  He says, “I’ve always been known as ‘the fish guy’, and that obsession—for better or for worse—has permeated every aspect of who I am.” Growing up fishing in his Boston neighborhood and off the shores of Gloucester, where he spent the summers, Willy had a bit of a rough time adjusting to landlocked Concord as a freshman at Middlesex. “I had been used to going on...
May 5th 2015
On exhibit in the Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery Now Consider This: Contemporary Artists of MX Featuring the work of Rachel Perry Welty '80 David Lang (MX faculty 1972-2002) & Timothy Makepeace '80 Rachel Perry Welty '80 holds a BA from Connecticut College and a Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Recently Welty participated in group shows at Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany), The Drawing Center (New York) and at the Institute of Contemporary Art, (Boston,...
May 4th 2015
The Middlesex spring musical, Ragtime, was a performance of epic proportions.  Featuring a crew of thirty-five and a cast of fifty, including three faculty children, the show was one of the biggest productions in the school's recent history.  With incredible period costumes and props, including a restored Ford Model T, the show tackles powerful societal issues that faced America at the turn of the twentieth century and that still persist today.  The cast, directors, crew, and...
April 27th 2015
Concord, climate change, and Earth Week at Middlesex all came together during morning Assembly on April 21, when Richard Primack, professor of biology at Boston University, shared his current research with the school community. Professor Primack is investigating the impact of climate change on the flowering and leafing out times of plants, the spring arrival of birds, and the flight times of insects in Massachusetts, Japan, and South Korea. Surprising to many in the audience was the fact that...
April 26th 2015
Meet the Middlesex 2015-16 School President, Kojo Edzie '16, and Vice President, Deborah (DJ) Williams '16.  Both Kojo and DJ arrived at Middlesex as freshmen and both are boarding students; DJ hails from Brooklyn, NY, and Kojo is from nearby Dracut, MA.  School leadership seems to run in the Edzie family.  Kojo is the fourth Edzie child to attend Middlesex, and he follows in the footsteps of his older sister, Gabby '13, who was senior class president.  No stranger to the...
April 26th 2015
Earth Day was Wednesday, April 22, and Middlesex’s environmental club, Common Sense, celebrated with a week of activities to promote conservation and environmental awareness.  On Tuesday, the community heard from Boston University professor of biology Richard Primack on how climate change affects the timing of ecological events and organisms' behavior.  On Earth Day, students planted a Black Gum sapling to commemorate the day and went on an afternoon nature walk.  On Friday night...
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
Ragtime May 1st and 2nd 8:00 PM   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 Shannon...
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.
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