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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…

Academic Awards for Fall 2017

After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At last week’s assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2017 fall semester. For a full list of students receiving honors, please click here. To open assembly, Classics teacher Dan Barber reflected on the true meaning of knowledge . His remarks are reprinted…

Reconciling Faith and Freedom

Can diversity of belief and thought coexist with freedom of speech? Or must people choose between them, either limiting open discourse or preparing to be offended by different views? For international bestselling author and Muslim reformer Irshad Manji, diversity and free speech “go hand in hand – and are at their best when they coexist.” As Middlesex’s first Equity and…