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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…

Yum ’18, Seeman ’18 Receive National Scholastic Art Awards

In early February, seven Middlesex artists received regional awards in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This week, the annual competition announced the contest’s National Medalists, and two Middlesex seniors, Anna Yum and Itsy Seeman, learned that their works were selected as Silver Medal winners from over 330,000 submissions across the country.  Enjoy their winning submissions below, along with descriptions…

Spring Haiku Contest

  Each year at the first Chapel following Spring Break, the Chapel Trustees reveal the winner and runner-ups of the annual Spring Haiku Contest. Below is a sampling of this spring’s winning Haikus:   Large Counts Condition Means you are normal enough Love my stats classes -by Des Sheff   U2. REM. Underground bands for cool kids Nineteen Eighty-Four -by Mr.…

Promise in Diplomacy

To be given a primer on the United Nations – its founding, structure, challenges, and potential – by a former United States Ambassador to the UN is a rare opportunity, one that students and faculty enjoyed when Samantha Power discussed her diplomatic experience with them on February 22, 2018. “I have a special connection to Middlesex,” she noted at the…