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Middlesex Senior Wins New York Times Photography Contest

Last week, Middlesex senior Taeya Boi-Doku ’19 was selected as a winner of the The New York Times international photography contest entitled “Show Us Your Generation.” The Times invited any person aged 13 to 19 years old to respond to the current media and adult stereotypes about their generation through photography. Students were asked to submit work that depicted an…

Aspiring to Greatness

Taking the podium after a glowing introduction, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times columnist Bret Stephens ’91 was quick to characterize the biography just given as “the wrong intro…the flattering one,” and proceeded to deliver his own version – one that highlighted his insecurities and failures. His reason for doing so would become apparent later in evening chapel on…

“Choices” for Freshmen

Just before 7 pm on Tuesday evenings in the fall, you’ll see clusters of freshmen migrating across the Circle to various faculty living rooms across campus.  Once inside, small groups of students meet with two faculty members and a senior member of Peer Support to discuss everything and anything that is not covered in the classroom. This annual program is “Choices,”…

The Price of Privacy

Taking a break from the customary All-School Read that has become an annual, summer assignment at Middlesex, the community began this year a bit differently with an “All-School Ethical Topic” – namely, the ethics of privacy in the digital age. On the evening of September 21, Stephen Spielberg’s latest science fiction production, Ready Player One, was screened on campus to…

New Students Welcomed to Campus

Over Labor Day Weekend, Middlesex welcomed 116 new students from 15 states and 12 countries. Whether traveling by air or land, or leaving from Sweden, North Carolina, Ghana, or down the road in Concord, each of the 116 new students were treated to a beloved, decades-old Middlesex tradition. When new students arrived on campus, Middlesex upperclassmen wearing t-shirts emblazoned with…

Alumni Weekend 2018 Recap

Alumni representing eight decades of Middlesex descended upon campus for Alumni Weekend 2018 on May 11 and 12. The festivities began on Friday evening May 11 as alumni and their guests gathered under the Alumni Weekend tent to reconnect while enjoying a delicious clambake provided by Woodman’s of Essex. Saturday’s agenda started early with breakfast gatherings for the 50th Reunion…

Lasting Connections

Head of School Kathy Giles addressed the Class of 2018 during the commencement ceremony on Monday, May 28.  Here are excerpts from her remarks: Class of 2018, you have been invited to consider some important ideas this year. From the United States Constitution and impeachment to hot frogs, from the United Nations and diplomacy to chasing coral, from ground zero…

Middlesex Theatre Enchants Audiences with Addams Family Musical

For this year’s annual spring musical, the Middlesex theatre department brought to life one of America’s most iconic, hilarious, and wacky families. Gomez, Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Uncle Fester, Grandmama, and of course, Lurch, were joined by a vibrant (and macabre) supporting cast to regale audiences for two nights in their performance of The Addams Family Musical. While construction continues on…