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“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,”…

On the Right Track: Pyne ’18 Aims to Enhance Public Transportation

When it comes to getting from Point A to Point B, there are few people more efficient than Middlesex senior Ted Pyne ’18. With a schedule as packed as his, Ted spends his days crisscrossing campus to fulfill his myriad roles on campus. In the afternoons he maneuvers through the Estabrook Woods as a captain of the Boys’ Cross Country…

Harrison Appointed to Littlejohn Chair

Teacher, coach, advisor, administrator – and the parent of two School presidents, Sam ’06 and Nina ’12 – Paul Harrison certainly knows Middlesex well from his many different roles over the years. With the retirement of his longtime colleague Ned Herter ’73, Paul recently and deservedly inherited two additional titles: Senior Master (as the current, longest serving faculty member) and…

Community Service Day 2017

On Monday September 25th, our annual Community Service Day allowed both students and faculty to provide a day of service to the surrounding community.  While sophomores bonded on their class retreat and seniors visited colleges or worked on applications, the rest of the school spread across the state in small teams comprised of students and faculty. Several groups enjoyed the unseasonably warm…

Alumni, Parents, and Faculty Gather for Annual Kingman Cup

The calendar said late September, but the weather was sultry and summer-like for the 2017 Kingman Cup at the Concord Country Club on September 25. A spirited group of over 75 alumni, parents, faculty, and friends of Middlesex came together to enjoy and afternoon of golf and tennis while honoring the memory of Brad Kingman, who served the School for…

Democracy and a Free, Fair Press

The history and reputation of “the media” took center stage in Middlesex’s All-School Read (ASR) assignment this year with the selection of a unique, nonfiction graphic novel: The Influencing Machine. With text by journalist Brooke Gladstone and illustrations by cartoonist Josh Neufeld, the work details not only longstanding challenges in journalism, such as bias and objectivity, but also newer complications…

Making Connections

Sophomore discussion groups called “Connections” are under way. As part of our community life program, which includes the popular “Choices” program for freshmen, Connections aims to help new and returning sophomores get to know each other while simultaneously discussing topics that will help them negotiate these tricky adolescent years. Students meet in small groups of 10-12 students with a male…

Boston Globe Features the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center

Since its official opening on June 10th, the Rachel Carson Music and Campus Center has been receiving rave reviews within the community. Recently, that acclaim has extended far beyond the community as word spreads about the building’s unique evolution from an old steam plant to a state-of-the-art, sustainable Campus Center. Most notably, the Boston Globe featured the Rachel Carson Center in…

Young Alumni Awarded Prestigious Scholarships

In a continuation of their exceptional academic careers at Middlesex, two young alumni have recently been awarded prestigious scholarships for their work as undergraduates. As we shared earlier this past spring, Katherine Lovell ’16 was selected to attend the Fulbright U.K Summer Institute. In addition to Katherine, Dakota Foster ’14, a rising senior at Amherst College, has been named a Truman…