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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…

Mutually Beneficial Experience Ends on a High Note

George Morris ’15 reports on his summer internship at Fidelity Investments. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern at Fidelity Investments in their Boston, MA office. I spent nine weeks with their Asset Management Division, dealing mostly with mutual funds. I was responsible for preparing meeting materials used by Fidelity Board Members to evaluate Fidelity Fund and Portfolio…

An Immersive Classroom Experience

Sasha Kramer ’12 reports on her participation in an Ocean Optics class. This summer, I had the opportunity to attend an intensive training program on the calibration and validation of ocean color remote sensors offered at the Darling Marine Center in Walpole, Maine. The program is sponsored by the NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry program. As a Ph.D. student in…

Neuroscience, Locusts, and Your Brain; It’s All about Connections

Alex Kim ’14 reports on his summer internship at the NICHD This past summer, I worked in a neuroscience lab at the NICHD (National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development) – an institute located at the headquarters of the NIH. My project and the lab’s research was focused primarily on the olfactory system: using locusts as a simple model,…

Mahal Alvarez-Backus ’15; Catalyst for Change

Mahal Alvarez-Backus ’15 reports on her summer research internship at Catalyst. In today’s turbulent social atmosphere, there is a great need for inclusion, diversity, and understanding. Indeed, individuals, colleges, universities, organizations, and companies have increased their efforts to create welcoming environments for all. The benefits of compassion and equality are obvious, yet many in the dominant groups of society need…