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The 39 Steps

It’s a murder mystery wrapped in a spy thriller inside a parody – and somehow that is just what was needed on November 12th and 13th, near the end of a busy fall on campus. Retaining elements of both the novel and the Hitchcock film of the same name, the stage play adaptation of The 39 Steps takes the story…

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…

Community Day

This year, on September 20, students spent Community Day in a variety of ways:  Freshmen and sophomores participated in class bonding activities facilitated by Hale Education, while seniors used the time to focus on their college applications and other demands of their final year at Middlesex. For the juniors – accompanied by 19 Community Service Officers and a few dozen…

Welcoming New Faculty

Like the students they will soon meet in their classrooms, Middlesex’s new faculty members arrived early on campus this week for their own set of orientation meetings. Among the 11 educators joining the School are two familiar faces: Emerald Carter ’06, who returns to her alma mater to teach history; and Carolina Aldana, who resumes teaching Spanish here after two…

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,…

Physics Teams Triumph

Undeterred by COVID-19 and the many adjustments it has entailed, the 2020-2021 Middlesex Physics Teams had their best year ever participating in the annual PhysicsBowl competition, hosted by the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). The PhysicsBowl is a challenging, 40-question multiple-choice test, taken this year by 5800 students around the world, including 46 Middlesex students. Middlesex competes in Region…

Spring Awakening

After a year of cancelled or online productions, Middlesex was excited to see live performances return to the Kaye Theatre on May 21-22, 2021. Set in late 19th century Germany, but with an alternative rock and roll score, Spring Awakening examines the fraught world of adolescents coming of age. Though the original play was written in 1890, the many issues it…

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,…