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Middlesex Athletics Completes Banner Week

The final week of the regular season was marked by overwhelming success for the Middlesex athletics program, with our fall sports teams accumulating an ISL Championship, a New England Championship, multiple playoff berths, and a varsity sweep over rival St. George’s. The momentum all started with Varsity Volleyball, who clinched a share of the ISL Championship on November 4th with…

Parents’ Weekend 2017 Recap

There are no historical records to prove it, but this year’s Parents’ Weekend may have been the most heavily attended yet!   This three day event offered a myriad of diverse activities and programs, opportunities for parents to engage with their students, multiple on-campus athletic events, and lots –and lots – of delicious food, all under clear blue Concord skies. Thursday…

A Safeguard of the Republic

Early in his legal career, Cass Sunstein ’72 was fortunate to spend his clerkship with legendary Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, who once recounted an exchange he had with Prince Philip back when Justice Marshall was a civil rights lawyer. “Would you like to know what I think of lawyers?” Prince Philip queried, to which Marshall replied, “Would you like…

In the Service of Justice

Each year, Middlesex honors the life and aspirations of Roger Clayland Bigelow ’44, who was killed in the battle of Iwo Jima in March of 1945. Because Roger had hoped to follow family tradition and pursue a career in the foreign service, his parents established a memorial lecture in his memory to encourage future Middlesex students to consider careers in…

The Call to Radical Hope

In word and in song, former minister-turned-environmental activist Fred Small urged the Middlesex community to embrace hope rather than helplessness in the face of advancing climate change. Speaking at an all-school evening chapel on October 20, 2017, Reverend Small mentioned several of the indications that global warming is a scientific fact, from melting Alaskan permafrost and Arctic Sea ice to…

“Choices” for Freshmen

Just before 7 pm on Tuesday evenings in the fall, you’ll see clusters of freshmen migrating across the Circle to various faculty living rooms across campus.  Once inside, small groups of students meet with two faculty members and a senior member of Peer Support to discuss everything and anything that is not covered in the classroom. This annual program is “Choices,”…

On the Right Track: Pyne ’18 Aims to Enhance Public Transportation

When it comes to getting from Point A to Point B, there are few people more efficient than Middlesex senior Ted Pyne ’18. With a schedule as packed as his, Ted spends his days crisscrossing campus to fulfill his myriad roles on campus. In the afternoons he maneuvers through the Estabrook Woods as a captain of the Boys’ Cross Country…

Harrison Appointed to Littlejohn Chair

Teacher, coach, advisor, administrator – and the parent of two School presidents, Sam ’06 and Nina ’12 – Paul Harrison certainly knows Middlesex well from his many different roles over the years. With the retirement of his longtime colleague Ned Herter ’73, Paul recently and deservedly inherited two additional titles: Senior Master (as the current, longest serving faculty member) and…

Community Service Day 2017

On Monday September 25th, our annual Community Service Day allowed both students and faculty to provide a day of service to the surrounding community.  While sophomores bonded on their class retreat and seniors visited colleges or worked on applications, the rest of the school spread across the state in small teams comprised of students and faculty. Several groups enjoyed the unseasonably warm…