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News Stories

Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

May 22, 2016 — It’s a pretty rare occasion when Secret Service agents turn up at an NMH Commencement, but this year, with Valerie Jarrett ’74 serving as the featured speaker, there the agents were, dark suits, earpieces, and all.Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, returned to her alma mater to address more than 200 graduates and their families during the school's 133rd Commencement...More

Imprisoned in Iran

 In the spring issue of NMH Magazine, Matt Trevithick talks about being imprisoned in Iran for 41 days, J. Peter Donald '05 helps the NYPD put its best foot forward, Gloria Steinem gets into the future of feminism — on the NMH campus, with NMH students — plus many more stories of campus news and of alumni, faculty, and student excellence.Click the image to read the whole issue online, in flip-...More

Good Chemistry

 May 18, 2016 — Michelle Lee ’18 loves chemistry. Last fall and winter, when she was already enrolled in Northfield Mount Hermon’s AP chemistry class — and acing it — she also immersed herself nightly in extracurricular chemistry, in the form of the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, sponsored by the American Chemical Society.And it paid off. Lee was the top finisher in the regional Olympiad, in...More

Student Science Savvy Showcased

May 10, 2016 — Some 200 students will present the results of their research in current science classes during NMH’s ninth annual Science Symposium. The popular annual event will take place Wednesday, May 11, from 7:30 to 9 pm in the Cutler Science Building.Students in introductory and advanced physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science courses will give poster presentations throughout...More

Lacrosse Players, Onscreen and Looking for Equality

May 9, 2016 —- Keepers of the Game — a new documentary that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and earned positive reviews from the New York Times and ESPN, among others — stars three tradition-breaking NMH students.Their unusual activity? Playing lacrosse. The sport was invented as a sacred game by Native Americans, and is traditionally played only by boys and men. So the story of an all-...More