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January 29th 2016
Alyssa McNally ’16, daughter of Head Trainer Laura “Darby” McNally ’80, was no stranger to Middlesex before she matriculated.  Not only did her mother graduate from Middlesex, but five cousins, two uncles, and one aunt also attended the school.  Her parents were married in the Chapel, as were her aunt and late uncle. Perhaps most importantly, Alyssa has lived at Middlesex for seventeen of the McNally family’s twenty-eight years on campus.  In her senior Chapel, she addressed some “frequently...
January 24th 2016
Dr. Daniel Barber came to Middlesex from Creighton University, where he taught in the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies.  He completed his doctorate in classics at the University of Virginia after earning his M.A. in Latin there, and he holds a B.A. in classics from Cornell University.  Dan is the author of a number of scholarly articles and book reviews on Latin poetry, especially the lyric poetry of Horace, the subject of his dissertation.  Before his position at Creighton, he...
January 23rd 2016
The Aerospace Engineering class had their final launch on Friday, January 22 out on the balmy 30 degree fields, launching rockets of ~20" length to an altitude of 800 feet high.  The critical goal of the launch was to simulate a human passenger, by using an "egg payload."  The cleanest launch of the day was Gabriel de los Santos '17 and Joseph Feeney '17, pictured above, who launched, landed, and retrieved their rocket will all parts intact, and the egg still uncracked.  Mr. Kenn Blade,...
January 22nd 2016
“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted,” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said in a December 1963 speech. And by the “maladjusted,” he clarified that he meant those who would refuse to accept segregation, discrimination, religious bigotry, or other forms of social injustice – men and women who would fight for freedom, truth, and equality. As the director of multicultural and community development at Middlesex, history teacher Pascale Musto opened the School’s annual...
January 22nd 2016
Outspoken at Middlesex: Six Women Photographers At the Cornelius Ayer Wood Gallery Feb. 2 – Apr. 28, 2016 Opening Reception: Feb. 2, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Open to the public. Curated by photographer and educator, Marky Kauffmann, Outspoken at Middlesex: Six Women Photographers features the images of six women photographers who seek to capture the voices of women and girls. These photographs challenge cultural assumptions and provoke the viewer to ask what is right, fair, or possible. Do we hear the...
January 18th 2016
The Community Life Program aims to address the topics and issues students will face both in the present and later in college, career, and life: healthy relationships, wellness and stress management, drug and alcohol use, appropriate technology use, citizenship (both local and global), and leadership, to name just a few. We address these issues through organized events designed to stimulate open conversation.  During a recent Community Life meeting, students examined the role of popular culture...
January 12th 2016
January is career panel month for the Middlesex Alumni Association and the annual Boston and New York panels drew strong crowds recently. Nearly 60 alumni turned out in Boston on January 5 at the Harvard Club to hear from Ike Williams ’56, Karen Darby Scott ’80 P’11’12’14’17, Bill Driscoll ’87 P’19, Eileen Berkery Tortora ’96, and Will Danoff P’17’19. The Boston panel was moderated by Alumni Association Board member Rob Trumbull ’00. Two nights later, over 50 alumni attended the New York event...
January 12th 2016
Played before a near capacity crowd of 26 (unofficially the game’s largest audience ever), the annual alumni hockey game returned to Pratt Rink on Sunday afternoon, January 10. Participants from a 30 year age range took to the ice for a fun and spirited contest. Players were given red and white throwback jerseys to help bring back memories of their playing days; memories that were quite fresh for the three Class of 2015 alumni who suited up. The game consisted of two 25 minute halves and after...
January 11th 2016
The children's play, now in its sixth year, has become a winter tradition at Middlesex, attracting and delighting children of all ages while raising money for the Linawo Children's Home in Cape Town, South Africa.  This year's show, Goldilocks and the Three Pigs, directed by DJ Williams '16, was full of mayhem, confusion, energy, humor, and adventure.  The show raised over fifteen hundred dollars for the Linawo Children's Home, a home for abandoned or neglected children in the Cape Town area of...
January 10th 2016
Ruth Baldwin joined the Middlesex faculty in 2013 after completing her Ph.D. in English literature at the University of California, Berkeley.  At Berkeley, Ruth also designed and taught undergraduate English courses, served as a teaching assistant, and mentored both undergraduate English majors and new graduate student instructors. Her talent in the classroom was recognized by the university with an Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award and an Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. Ruth...

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