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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Moving Forward in the Middle East

“How do you remember and respect a painful past but still move forward?”That was one of the questions that Bill Spindle P ’17, Middle East bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal, wrestled with when he visited campus to deliver a Wantman Family State of the World lecture in early October.The Middle East “is a region where people have very long memories,” Spindle said, referencing the area’s...More

Fall Family Days Offers a Glimpse of Life on Campus

They came despite the early October drizzle—hundreds of mothers and fathers, plus a few grandparents and siblings. NMH’s Fall Family Days is an annual event that invites visitors to experience the energy of life on campus, and families came from as far away as Russia, Thailand, and China for the opportunity to see what their children do all day—much of it, at least. One father, who visited from...More

How the Internet Came to NMH

The year was 1993. Bill Clinton was in the White House, and Jurassic Park had just roared onto the big screen. The “Internet” had been officially named a few years earlier, but email was still largely the domain of the U.S. military and a handful of universities—until three enterprising teenagers brought it to Northfield Mount Hermon.Warren K. Liu ’94, Tilman Enss ’94, and Jonas Klein ’93 shared...More

New Students Arrive, 135th Academic Year Begins

“Parents, you will find that your children will never be the same from this moment on,” said Lorrie Byrom, director of NMH’s Center for International Education. “You will love who they become.”On the last Friday of August, 9th- and 10th-graders and their parents gathered in Raymond Hall, where Head of School Peter Fayroian introduced them to senior staff and class advisors. The new and returning...More

Coming Home

More than a thousand Northfield Mount Hermon alumni and their families returned to campus in early June to celebrate reunion with three days of special events, including discussion panels, seminars, dedication ceremonies, and class receptions and dinners.A highlight of the weekend was the groundbreaking of the Mec Peller House, the first of several faculty houses to be built on the northern edge...More