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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Get Ready to VOTE

Sept. 19, 2016 — Operating under the premise that students are never too young to get involved in presidential politics, Northfield Mount Hermon has launched its 2016 VOTES Project, a quadrennial mock election that engages high school students around the country.The full name of the project is Voting Opportunities for Teenagers in Every State, and approximately 60,000 students from more than 130...More

Political Analyst Juan Williams Speaks

September 12, 2016 — In an increasingly polarized America, award-winning journalist Juan Williams sees himself as a “moderate battering ram and gridlock buster.” He will be on the NMH campus Sunday, Sept. 18, speaking to students at 6:30 pm in Memorial Chapel. In a talk titled “Moving Forward as a Divided Nation,” Williams is expected to argue that “embracing compromise will help our nation take...More

Whitney C. Robbins Exhibition Opens in RAC Gallery

 Sept. 6, 2016 — The Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center (RAC) opens its 2016–17 exhibition season with new work by Greenfield, Mass., artist Whitney C. Robbins. The exhibition, titled “akin,” runs from Sept. 16 to Oct. 15.An opening reception is set for Friday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 pm in the gallery.Robbins is a visual artist and former middle-school art teacher who works in a range of media,...More

“Signing the Book”

 Aug. 30, 2016 — At NMH, everyone calls it simply “the book.”  Every fall since 1897, students have inscribed signatures next to their names in an oversize hardcover journal, pledging that they will uphold Northfield Mount Hermon’s community standards. This year’s new NMH students will sign the book in special matriculation ceremonies on Sept. 2 and 4. (Ninth-graders, new sophomores, and new...More

The Ultimate Championship

 Aug. 16, 2016 — Tessa Gobbo ’09, who first set foot in a rowing shell at Northfield Mount Hermon, has won a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics as a member of the powerhouse U.S. women’s eight boat.Gobbo and her teammates pulled ahead to beat Great Britain and Romania on the 2,000-meter Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas racecourse, earning the USA’s third consecutive Olympic gold medal in this event and...More

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