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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Reel-Life Lessons

 Dec. 16, 2016— The seven students in English teacher Richard Sell’s film class are sitting in the dark, their hands poised over brightly colored buzzers on the desktops. As today’s film —The Graduate — flickers on a screen before them, the noise level rises.  “Masking!” shouts one student, banging his palm on the buzzer. “Extreme closeup!” says another. “Tracking shot!” several announce in...More

New Medical Director Joins NMH Faculty

Dec. 12, 2016 — Northfield Mount Hermon has hired Sara Rourke, MD, a Greenfield, Mass., doctor and a 1994 alumna of NMH, to be its new school physician and director of medicine. In addition to providing medical care to the school’s 650 students, she, in collaboration with the director of counseling, will oversee NMH’s O’Connor Health and Wellness Center, which employs a team of 14 health care...More

Solar "Farm" at NMH to Generate Green Power

 Dec. 6, 2016 — Not far from NMH’s Hayward Farm’s iconic red barn and grazing pastures there’s another kind of farm — a solar one. The school recently started leasing 10 acres on the edge of campus to Borrego Solar, which is building a solar array (often called a “solar farm”). The land north of Peller Family Field now hosts rows of photovoltaic panels. Together, they are expected to generate two...More

Coffee With A Shot Of The Canon

 Dec. 5, 2016 — What would Shakespeare order in a Starbucks coffee shop? How about James Baldwin? Margaret Atwood? Or famous characters like Atticus Finch, Lady Macbeth, and Oliver Twist?In 2014, Wilson Josephson ’12 started pondering these conundrums with two fellow humanities majors at Carleton College. Amused with themselves, they started a Tumblr blog and named it “Literary Starbucks.” Much...More

Arctic Artistry: Inuit Carvings and Graphics on Display

 Nov. 28, 2016 — Winter is the perfect time to see the next exhibition at The Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center, for it showcases art by native peoples of the Arctic. “Inuit Carvings and Graphics” will be on display from Dec. 2 through Jan. 21.  An opening reception is scheduled for Dec. 2 at 6:30 pm in the gallery.Inuit artists today continue their 3,000-year-old tradition of carving in...More