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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…

Climate Change Consequences

The significant loss of coral reefs in recent years seems less often discussed than Earth’s melting glaciers, yet the devastation of this critical ecosystem is another sign of the damage wrought by climate change. Drawing attention to this less visible problem is one goal of the documentary Chasing Coral, which was brought to Middlesex by one of the marine biologists…

One Nation, Two Americas

Coming on the heels of Black History Month, Middlesex’s annual Diversity Symposium on March 2nd and 3rd centered on questions directly related to the February tribute: How does the experience of blacks in America differ from that of other races? And though often considered separately, isn’t black history an integral part of the American narrative? What heroes and stories of…

Theatre Department Takes Biennial Trip to London

In addition to athletic spring training trips by our baseball, lacrosse, and boys’ and girls’ crew teams, the Arts Department took its biennial Theatre Trip to London over spring break. On top of two days of theatre workshops with a teacher from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, a trip to Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford, a seminar with the theatre critic for the International New York Times, and…