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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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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

Connecting Science, Theater, and Ethics

A collaborative curriculum project based on the play “Radium Girls” brings non-theater students to the stage. Students arrange chairs on the Chiles Theater stage and take their places for a reading of Radium Girls, Northfield Mount Hermon’s fall play, a dramatization of the real-life experiences of female factory workers exposed to lethal doses of radium in the mid-1920s. This is not a rehearsal...More

Electron Orbitals, Tetris, and Pointed Toes

 Nov. 10, 2016 — There’s Tetris, the well-loved video game. Tetris, the sci-fi movie that’s due to begin shooting in 2017. And this weekend there’s “Tetris,” the contemporary dance piece that’s on stage in Northfield Mount Hermon’s Rhodes Arts Center.Yes, the 1980s video game provided inspiration for NMH’s fall dance concert, along with other science and math concepts such as electron orbitals,...More

Clinton Wins NMH's Nationwide Mock Election

 Nov. 7, 2016 — More than 74,000 high school students across the country have spoken. In a mock election coordinated by Northfield Mount Hermon’s VOTES project, they chose Democrat Hillary Clinton to be the next president of the United States.The results were announced in a raucous two-hour live webcast on Sunday, Nov. 6, in James Gymnasium at NMH.The crowd cheered, blew kazoos, and clanged...More