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Roshan Benefo    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Over 20 Andover students, faculty and staff displayed their non-sibi spirit last Sunday, partaking in the “Run for the Troops 5K.” The fundraiser raised over $40,000 this year, with over 2,200 participants joining the effort to build a house for war veteran Matthew Dewitt, according to Nancy Lang, Assistant Dean of Faculty and one of the event’s organizers. The annual “Run for the Troops 5K” road race raises money for Homes for our Troops, a non-profit organization committed to aiding...
Bennett Michaels    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Outgrown LEGO building blocks will now have a place at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology (the Peabody). The new program, “Building Blocks of History: Using LEGOs to understand architecture in the ancient world,” aims to engage participants by exploring the convergence of architecture and history in different cultures through building LEGO structures. First proposed by Ryan Wheeler, Director of the Peabody Museum, the LEGO program will allow people to learn in an untraditional and engaging...
Olivia Michaels    Thursday, April 10, 2014
In the popular teen comedy “Mean Girls,” Regina George compliments the new girl, Cady Heron, on her looks. When Cady thanks her, Regina is surprised. “So you agree? You think you’re really pretty?” says Regina. According to Rachel Simmons, Cady broke a rule in the girl world: don’t brag. Simmons, author of the “New York Times” bestseller “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls” and “The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence,” used this...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Cindy Sorensen AA ’63, a self-proclaimed shy — but scholarly — student, remembers walking across the pathways of Abbot Academy, going to her favorite Spanish class taught by her teacher Ms. Judd, living with a roommate and attending chapel meetings with the student body of around 300 girls. While it has been many years since her graduation, Sorensen still thinks fondly of Abbot while also appreciating the current, co-ed Andover. “I loved my two years at Abbot and am very thankful for the...
Chris Li    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Pen, paper and iPhone in hand, Benjamin Yi ’14 sat attentively and curiously as he listened to an Abbot alumna recount her high school experience. Yi, along with various Andover students, faculty and staff made the long trek down to Davis Hall last Saturday to participate in an oral history training session as part of last weekend’s Coed@40 celebration. At the event, Maureen Doyle and Charlene Martin, representatives of the Worcester Women’s Oral History Project, an educational...
Sharan Gill    Thursday, April 10, 2014
At a dinner for Abbot Academy alumnae and Andover students on Saturday evening, Leslie Hendrix AA ’73, member of the Abbot Advisory Steering Committee, announced the new Abbot Initiative to revamp Abbot’s involvement with Andover going forward. The goals of the initiative include assisting with efforts to expand the Abbot archives, supporting Andover’s goal to provide an exemplary coed environment, enabling Abbot alumnae to act as resources to the school, and advising Abbot alumnae on ways to...
Chloe Lee    Thursday, April 10, 2014
A projector flashed the image of a girl wildly dancing, as if she couldn’t care less if someone were watching, onto a wall of the Gelb Gallery. This animation, by Rebecca Savord ’15, and the other pieces of art that surrounded it, were original works by female Andover students in celebration of Coed@40. According to Peg Harrigan, Instructor in Art, a Girls Leadership Project (GLP) committee of 12 girls selected pieces of artwork to showcase the range of artistic talents of Andover girls...
Staff Report    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Through various disciplinary cases this month, the administration has become aware of the presence of “sexting,” the distribution of sexually explicit digital material, on campus. Although such issues are typically under the radar, a conversation about sexting has now diffused throughout the Andover community, prompting responses from faculty and Head of School John Palfrey, who addressed the subject in an email to the community on Wednesday. “Andover doesn’t exist in a bubble, contrary to...
Haley Suh    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Twenty-two percent of all faculty on campus are of color, according to the Andover website, contrasting starkly with the 42 percent students of color in our intentionally diverse student body. This disparity and the overall lack of visibility of teachers of color on campus makes it difficult for students of color to “see” themselves in their teachers and connect with them as role models and mentors, according to Asabe Poloma, Executive Director of the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (...
Staff Report    Thursday, April 10, 2014
In honor of Andover’s 40th year of coeducation, Abbot Academy alumnae, Andover alumni and current students gathered on campus for various events, including speakers, dance recitals, art exhibitions and panel discussions as part of the Coed@40 Spring Forum. “The Coed@40 Spring Forum is intended to generate discussions about gender, race, leadership and social equity, as well as seed important conversations we plan to continue for many years to come,” said Debbie Murphy, Director of Alumni...
Haley Suh    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Returning to the very school where she first discovered her passion for teaching, Erin McCloskey ’90 looks to draw from her experiences as a teacher and an online course designer as she steps into her new role as the Associate Director of Academic Technology. McCloskey began her term on March 31, 2014. As Associate Director of Academic Technology, McCloskey will help Andover faculty incorporate technology into the existing school curriculum and maximize the potential of technology in...
Erica Shin    Thursday, April 10, 2014
Alex Emerson ’17 stood on the stage next to President Barack Obama and Bill Nye on February 28 at the first White House Student Film Festival. Emerson’s video was one of 16 that were chosen for screening at the East Room in the White House from over 2,500 submissions. The central theme of all submissions was technology use in today’s classrooms. Emerson’s video, entitled “Tomorrow’s Classroom,” details the importance of globalizing education by focusing on the use of technology in third-...

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