News Archive

February 21st 2017
Since its inception, the Middlesex Alumni Association has strived to create and broaden programming that offers career opportunities to MX alumni. For example, a substantial Career Advisory Database allows the MxAA to connect alumni who are exploring career options with experts in their field, across the globe. And since 2008, MxAA has funded an Internship Stipend program that provides financial assistance to college-age alumni who have landed content-rich, unpaid internships in dynamic...
February 21st 2017
A fluent Persian linguist, an authority on Iran, and a seasoned diplomat, Alan Eyre ’76 surprisingly allowed that he had never imagined such a career for himself in his days as a Middlesex student. In fact, he once viewed public service as “the flip side of fun” – something that “should” be done, “preferably by someone else,” he quipped. Instead, over the course of 33 years working for the U.S. Government, Alan has found a fulfilling career that has immersed him in different cultures while...
February 21st 2017
On Saturday, February 25th at 6pm, the 10th Mountain Division Wounded Warriors Sled Hockey Team will take to the ice in a friendly game against the adult members of the Middlesex community. They will also play a team of Middlesex students on Sunday, February 26th at 1pm.  Lead by head coach Mark McKenna, the 10th Mountain Division hails from Fort Drum, New York, and comes to Middlesex via Associate Director of Admissions Chip Vigne.  For more details about the game or how to support the Wounded...
February 15th 2017
Vusi Mahlasela visited Middlesex School on Tuesday, February 14th as part of the Spectrum Dialogue lecture series devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mr. Mahlasela was an anti-apartheid activist who collaborated with Nelson Mandela.  Mr. Mahlasela tells the story of the anti-apartheid movement through his music.  For the “crime” of writing songs of freedom and human dignity, Mr. Mahlasela he was repeatedly harassed by the police and was arrested and held in solitary confinement.  We...
February 13th 2017
This past Saturday night, our campus buzzed with excitement as we celebrated our annual winter semiformal, Casino Night. While our students donned an array of formal wear, the dining hall saw its own transformation into a Casino (non-monetary, of course!). With a half dozen blackjack tables, roulette, craps, and delicious treats abound, everyone won, regardless of how the chips fell.  And while they weren’t dancing with Lady Luck, students twirled, spun, and twisted to Swing music from a live a...
February 8th 2017
Whether striving for increased strength and speed, or seeking physical perfection, many people today turn to appearance and performance enhancing drugs (APEDs) that claim to promise quick results. To better inform everyone at Middlesex about the health risks involved with taking APEDs, Head Athletic Trainer Laura Darby McNally ’80 invited Brian Parker of the Taylor Hooton Foundation to speak at Assembly on January 31. Many at Middlesex may have been surprised to learn that the typical APED user...
February 7th 2017
The Middlesex Alumni Association (MxAA) was founded 12 years ago with the goal of strengthening the relationships within and across classes, and as a result, reinforcing their bond to the School.    In other words, MxAA is all about making and keeping connections!  Since 2004, the Board of Directors  has since worked to establish a growing variety of programs that provide Middlesex graduates with the opportunity to enrich their alumni experience.  The MxAA is self-funded, and the biennial Gala...
February 6th 2017
On Sunday night an energetic crowd of Middlesex students packed into Stufac to watch the Super Bowl and snack on a mountain of football-themed treats. Spirits were already high as students enjoyed the epic, back-and-forth game, but the atmosphere reached a fever pitch when our students watched this special mid-game announcement:  The "free day" is this year's "February Surprise," a time-honored Middlesex tradition where students enjoy a special treat designed to warm spirits in the...
February 6th 2017
The Middlesex Chinese curriculum focuses on much more than just grammar and memorization. As part of their course work, our students become immersed in all aspects of Chinese culture and history. They also become ambassadors of Chinese culture for the rest of the Middlesex community, and last week they helped lead a campus-wide celebration of Lunar New Year.The festivities kicked off with a paper cutting, petite lantern, and Chinese bookmark making session (that included plenty of Chinese candy...
January 30th 2017
A Middlesex education extends far beyond the classes you'll find in a typical curriculum. Our students engage deeply in a broad range of programming aimed to help them grow not just intellectually, but emotionally and ethically as well. Take our Mindfulness program, for example, which helps our students see their thoughts, feelings, and emotions more clearly. Our Community Life program, meanwhile, helps our students navigate the myriad issues they face as teenagers in the 21st century. This...

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