News Category: Events & Speakers

Valedictorian Alex Rego ’15 Looks Forward to New Beginnings

On a rainy Sunday morning, elected valedictorian Alex Rego ’15 addressed faculty, students, and the Class of 2015 and their families.  He spoke of his class coming together and becoming a part of something bigger than any one individual, thanks to the shared experiences of the Class of 2015 and of all Middlesex alumni.  Alex encouraged his classmates to consider…

Climate Change in Concord

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…

Toward Interfaith Cooperation

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…

MX to Host Mindfulness Retreat

The practice of mindfulness is growing internationally, and now being practiced in many different settings, including hospitals, schools, businesses, and professional sports teams.  Mindfulness was even featured on the cover of TIME Magazine, and Anderson Cooper featured a mindfulness retreat on 60 Minutes. Over the last five years, Mindfulness has become a central part of the Middlesex curriculum as well. Each of our freshmen, and many members…

Living and Thinking Globally

To open this year’s Diversity Symposium on February 20, Middlesex welcomed back Patrick Callahan ’97, who enthusiastically introduced a recent film, Amira and Sam, for which he served as an executive producer. Bringing with him the movie’s screenwriter and director, Sean Mullin, and actress Dina Shihabi (who played Amira), Patrick praised the film for having “an accessible piece about what…

On Leadership and Responsibility

With the beginning of the second semester in sight on Friday, January 23, Middlesex juniors gathered for an evening chapel to initiate thinking about their senior year and, especially, the leadership roles that will be theirs in a matter of months.  Along with Cabell King, the School’s director of spiritual and ethical education, the class was joined by an engaging…

Family Matters: Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times

Robert Evans, Ed.D:  Raising Healthy Children in Challenging Times Saturday, January 17th, 9:30am – 11am Ware Hall (Barron Room) The Middlesex Parents’ Association is pleased to host a very special speaker on Saturday, January 17th from 9:30-11:00am.   Robert Evans, Ed.D., noted author, clinical and organizational psychologist, and Director of the Human Relations Service in Wellesley, MA, will address MX parents and friends on Family…