News

MxAA 2014 Stipend Recipient: Parisa ’12

This summer (2014) I fulfilled my 8-week research requirement of the McNair Scholars Program by working as a research assistant in Benjamin Wolozin’s neurodegeneration laboratory in the pharmacology department at Boston University Medical Center.  I worked under a Biomolecular Pharmacology/Biomedical Neuroscience Ph.D. candidate named Joon Yvette Boon on a project focused on the neuropathology of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).   The…

MxAA 2014 Stipend Recipient: Amelia ’11

  In my first year at Brown University, I became involved with Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring and Enrichment program .  As the University’s largest student volunteer organization, BRYTE pairs students one-on-one with recently resettled refugee youth for in-home tutoring to help them improve their English fluency and navigate life in the United States.   First as a tutor and now…

Living and Thinking Globally

To open this year’s Diversity Symposium on February 20, Middlesex welcomed back Patrick Callahan ’97, who enthusiastically introduced a recent film, Amira and Sam, for which he served as an executive producer. Bringing with him the movie’s screenwriter and director, Sean Mullin, and actress Dina Shihabi (who played Amira), Patrick praised the film for having “an accessible piece about what…

College Office Hosts Junior Parents Day

In between snow storms, the College Office was able to hold its annual Junior Parents’ Day program, featuring Chris Gruber, Vice President and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Davidson College.  Mrs. Giles kicked off the morning’s program as she recounted several humorous stories about her children’s college process, applications to graduate schools, and their job searches.  She also…

Fall 2014 Academic Awards

After each semester at Middlesex, we gather to celebrate the academic achievements of our students at the Academic Awards Assembly.  At this week’s assembly, we acknowledged work done in the 2014 fall semester.  For a full list of students receiving honors, please click here.   To open the assembly, history teacher Dr. Munro discussed the philosophies of two educators:  Frederick…

“Neither Snow, Nor Rain, Nor Gloom of Night…”

Thanks to our reliable U.S. Postal Service, the invitations for the MxAA Spring Gala Benefit and Auction have all been sent, and we hope that you are beginning to make preparations to join your Middlesex friends and attend this fabulous event.   Featuring silent and live auctions, a sit-down dinner, and the Four Seasons’ famed dessert buffet, this Spring Gala…

Tap vs. Bottled Water: A Middlesex Taste Test

In 2013, Concord, Massachusetts (home of Middlesex School) became one of the first communities in the nation to ban the sale of single-serve plastic water bottles.   Campaigns against plastic water bottles argue that bottled water uses more than 17 million barrels of oil annually, enough to fuel 1.3 million cars for a year (see www.banthebottle.net).  Proponents of bottled water bans…