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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, Patricia, 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…

In Carson’s Footsteps

Rachel Carson’s urgent call in Silent Spring to research and recognize the effects of chemicals on living beings and their environments is heeded today by a new generation of scientists dubbed “Rachel’s grandchildren.” One such metaphorical granddaughter – Dr. Laura Vandenberg – talked about her own career and laboratory findings during Assembly on May 1; her visit was made possible…

Doug Worthen ’96 Joins Chris Griffin ’94 on Mindfulness Podcast

On his new podcast “Mindful Matters,” alumnus Chris Griffin ’94 invited his old friend and fellow Middlesex graduate Doug Worthen ’96 to discuss the evolving role of mindfulness in education. As the Director of Mindfulness Programs at Middlesex, Worthen has developed and refined the School’s mindfulness curriculum, which is offered to the students, faculty, staff and parents of Middlesex. During his guest appearance on Griffen’s…

Advocating for Animals

Gathered for evening chapel on April 24, students and faculty returned to a common theme of previous chapels this year: the ethics of consumption. Having already explored this idea with regard to media and the environment, the community focused this time on its relationship with the animal world and welcomed the Massachusetts State Director of the Humane Society, Stephanie Harris,…

A Journey of Self-Realization

Energetic, charismatic, and articulate, Schuyler Bailar shared his personal experience as a transgender student-athlete on April 10, thoughtfully relating his story from childhood through adolescence before taking questions from his Terry Room audience. Invited to campus by Pascale Musto, director of multicultural and community development, Schuyler was the third guest speaker in the Spectrum Dialogues program, which provides a smaller…