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April 20th 2016
When Sarah enrolled as a freshman in 1984, Middlesex had been coeducational for a full decade. An outstanding, tri-varsity athlete who was inducted into Middlesex’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003, Sarah went on to play varsity lacrosse as a Harvard undergraduate when the team won the National Championship in 1990. She began her career with Microsoft and, following her graduation from Harvard Business School, moved into the realm of online entrepreneurial ventures. Since the late 1990s, Sarah has...
April 20th 2016
On Wednesday April 20, Middlesex celebrated the Day of Silence, a national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT language and behavior.  Nearly 30 students took a vow of silence for the day to illustrate the silencing effect of bullying and harrassment on members of the LGBT community.  An additional 300 members of the community donned colorful t-shirts to show their support, an effort organized by our own Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) club on campus.  
April 20th 2016
Pippin  Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz  Book by Roger O. Hirson Friday April 29 and Saturday April 30 8:00 PM  "Pippin" is the story of a young prince determined to find his place in the world and meaning in his life.  This coming of age story seems an apt journey for a high school to explore.  Originally performed on Broadway in 1972, this show was conceived to break down the imaginary "fourth wall" of the theater and directly address the live audience.  In that spirit, Middlesex's...
April 13th 2016
Within the first few minutes of the guest speaker’s presentation on April 8, it was obvious why history teacher Sam Hoar ’07 had wanted to bring one of his college mentors to address the Middlesex community. Informed and analytical, engaging and humorous, Dr. Matt Dickinson – a professor of political science at Middlebury College – talked about a topic on many people’s minds in the current presidential election process: “Why the Donald is Winning.” Last summer, Dr. Dickinson admitted, he had...
April 11th 2016
Thanks to his exceptional performance on the American Invitational Mathematics Examination, Daniel Lee ’18, of Seoul, South Korea, was recently invited to take the USA Junior Math Olympiad, or USA(J)MO.  Of the thousands of test takers, only about 500 students are invited to take the USA(J)MO.  The USA Junior Mathematical Olympiad is administered simultaneously and synchronously across US time zones.  This year administration will be on Tuesday April 19 and Wednesday April 20.  It will consist...
April 8th 2016
Wanji arrived on campus in the fall of 1983, the 10th year of coeducation at Middlesex. After earning both her B.A. and J.D. at Howard University, she was associate counsel at Lockheed Martin IMS Corporation and then practiced law at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP (formerly Shaw Pittman LLP). Joining American Express in 2002, she became their managing counsel in the general counsel’s office, leading a team that provided global legal support on a variety of business issues. With a strong...
April 4th 2016
With the help of his economics teacher, Mr. Pandolfini, and his history teacher, Mr. Risley, senior Jack Yoon recently had a paper accepted for publication in The Concord Review, a quarterly journal that publishes the academic work of secondary school students worldwide.  Below is the abstract of Jack's paper, titled "John Law: Murderer, Economist, Statesman" and set to be published in June 2016 in the summer issue of The Concord Review.  Congratulations, Jack! Following the War of Spanish...
April 3rd 2016
On Monday, April 4th, John Sharon joined us to address issues of understanding disabilities.  He was the final speaker of this year's Spectrum Dialogues, a mini lecture series devoted to equity, justice, and inclusion.  Mr. Sharon is currently the Social Studies Department Chair at the Fenn School in Concord, MA, and he is also the founder of Disabilities Understood, an organization that seeks to empower people of all abilities through education and training. Born with a rare physical...
March 22nd 2016
The advent of coeducation at Middlesex in 1974 made it possible for Helena White to join the sophomore class in 1975 and attend the alma mater of her brother Dan ’72. Appreciated for her talents on the Middlesex stage, she was elected the first female valedictorian in 1978. After graduating from NYU with a degree in theater/video, Helena worked for several film and television production companies, while also performing with the avant-garde theater company of  John Jesurun (a 1996 MacArthur...
March 21st 2016
The annual Middlesex Haiku Contest is our way to welcome (or encourage the arrival of) the spring season.  This year, we enjoyed unseasonably warm weather in early March only to experience a snowstorm on the first day of spring!  We look forward to the time when we can sprawl out on the Circle in the warm spring sunshine.  Below are some of our favorite Haiku Contest submissions, which were read in Chapel before students departed for Spring Break:   February's long Breakfast is my salvation I...

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