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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

News Stories

"Be Good to Each Other"

Three days after 20 children and six adults were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., the NMH community filled Memorial Chapel to pay its collective respects to the families going through indescribable pain just one state away.Campus flags flew at half-staff. The Select Women's Ensemble and the NMH Singers sang “Prayer of the Children.” And brothers Owen and Will Sandercox...More

Pictures of Politics

“I love this portrait of Obama,” said photojournalist Brooks Kraft ’82, pointing to an image in which the President levels a steady gaze at the camera, natural light accenting the quiet moment. “This was shot when he was a candidate. I knew at the time—having seen a couple of presidents go through this process—that if he became president, this picture was really going to capture a youthfulness...More

Giving Thanks

In honor of Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday season, we send past, present, and future NMH community members our best wishes—and a video postcard from campus. Wish you were here! More

Election 2012: The Wrap-up

Journalist Froma Harrop covered considerable ground when she spoke at Northfield Mount Hermon the week after the presidential election.Health care reform, taxes, the deficit, Latino voters, young voters, the “fiscal cliff,” climate change, Hillary Clinton, trade with Asia, immigration, the Middle East, John Huntsman, redistricting, the Tea Party, Iran—all in less than one hour.Harrop is president...More

Running the Pie Race

On an unseasonably warm November day, the 122nd Bemis-Forslund Pie Race drew more than 300 competitors who lined up at the start with one common question in their minds: Will I run fast enough to earn a pie?NMH cross-country runner Mohamed Hussein ’14 did, winning the 4.3-mile race with a time of 24:06:071. So did English teacher Katie Chaput, the girls’ varsity cross-country coach and the first...More