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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Everyone “Gives Back” on Service Day

 April 26, 2016 — Each spring, all NMH students and faculty spend a day giving back to the campus and to nearby communities. On this year’s Service Day — Thursday, April 28 — students will learn about issues of social concern and take positive action to address those issues. Of course, many students choose to do service work all year around. “Unlike many schools, our school does not have a...More

Focus on Food: Farmers’ Market and Teach-In

 April 26, 2016 —  Food — where it comes from, how it’s grown, and how an individual’s diet is connected to a larger food system — is the focus of NMH’s annual Farmers’ Market Teach-In.On Friday, May 6, the school will host local food producers and agriculture experts in a day of teaching, learning, and sampling products made in the Pioneer Valley. The event is open to the NMH community, parents...More

Valerie Jarrett ’74 Named 2016 Commencement Speaker

April 19, 2016 — Valerie B. Jarrett ’74, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, will give the 2016 Commencement address at Northfield Mount Hermon on Sunday, May 22. A 1974 graduate of NMH, Jarrett oversees the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and chairs the White House Council on Women and Girls.“We look forward to welcoming back to NMH an alumna with such a...More

Sacred Concert, Sacred Tradition

April 12, 2016 — For more than a century, the school has gathered on the Northfield campus for a performance of spiritual music. This year’s Sacred Concert — the 122nd annual — will be held in the Auditorium on the former Northfield campus (not the current Northfield Mount Hermon campus) at 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 1. The concert is free and will be livestreamed on the NMH website.The concert will...More

Learning “Off-Centered” Leadership

April 18, 2016 — Sam Calagione ’88, founder and president of the unconventional company Dogfish Head, will speak to the NMH community on Thursday, April 21, about “Off-Centered Leadership: Prioritizing Collaboration Over Competition in Business.”  The talk, which is a Center for Learning through Action event, starts at 7 pm in the Rhodes Room of Beveridge Hall. When Calagione opened Dogfish Head...More