News Category: Events & Speakers

Leading in Finance and Philanthropy

In recognizing inspirational individuals during Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, Middlesex welcomed State Street’s Yvonne Garcia to campus on October 5, 2021.  Currently the chief of staff to State Street’s CEO, Ms. Garcia recently served as senior vice president and global head of client solutions there and previously held executive posts at Liberty Mutual and Bank of America. An active…

Transforming Landscapes

For award-winning artist Daniela Rivera, speaking about her work in front of the school community on October 2 was familiar and a bit frightening. Back in 2007, she was a Middlesex faculty member who taught visual art and, she recalled, likely made a nervous assembly announcement or two in the Old Wood Theatre. Having moved on in 2008 to accept…

Graduation 2021

On May 29, the School celebrated commencement in traditional Middlesex style, with seniors crossing the Circle to Eliot Hall and receiving their diplomas in the presence of faculty and staff, family and friends. Several times in the past few months, it had seemed unlikely that the class of 2021 would be able to enjoy an in-person graduation ceremony at all,…

Uniting Against Hate

As part of celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Heritage Month, Middlesex welcomed award-winning journalist Juju Chang to speak via Zoom during Assembly on May 7, 2021. A co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline, Ms. Chang has covered major breaking news for decades and has been recognized with numerous honors, including multiple Emmys and Gracies, as well as DuPont, Murrow,…

Reimagining America

As Black History Month began, and Middlesex students and faculty continued exploring how racism pervades everyday practices and policies, the community turned its attention to the country’s political system, taking a closer look at democracy and race through a virtual visit with Dr. Eddie Glaude, Jr. on February 6, 2021. An esteemed scholar and compelling speaker, Dr. Glaude is the…

Overcoming Anxiety, Undoing Harmful Habits

As the month of November began, with a contentious election and a continuing pandemic, the time was right for Middlesex to hold Wellness Week, emphasizing the importance of attending to physical and mental health. The program began on November 2 with a Zoom presentation by Dr. Jud Brewer, an addiction psychiatrist and neuroscientist specializing in anxiety and habit change. As…

Predicting the President

When he addressed the Middlesex community in April 2016, Dr. Matt Dickinson – a professor of political science at Middlebury College – leaned toward a Clinton win in that year’s presidential election. Speaking this time via Zoom to an entirely different student audience on October 23, 2020, he discussed the factors on which such projections are based, focusing on the…

How to Raise Hope for a Better Future

One particular highlight of this fall’s Virtual Family Weekend was that students and parents alike had the opportunity to spend an hour with a dynamic, thought-provoking, inspiring guest speaker: Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of the New York Times bestseller How to Raise an Adult and the award-winning memoir Real American. Joining Middlesex via Zoom on October 16 and 17, the former…