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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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Family Days in Verse

Just as the foliage reached its peak in Western Massachusetts, students’ families arrived on campus for Fall Family Days. They sat in on classes, met with teachers, cheered on their kids’ teams at athletic events, and took in a performance by NMH dancers and musicians.Some of them even wrote poetry. When parents signed in at the beginning of the weekend, they were invited to contribute haiku...More

Students Investigate Middle East Unrest

“Tonight is a poignant evening,” said Lorrie Byrom, history teacher and director of the Center for International Education. She was speaking to the 50 Northfield Mount Hermon students who gathered with faculty and staff for the first Wantman Family State of the World Speaker Series event of the school year—a presentation called “Clash of the Fundamentalists: How Extremists Across the World Have...More

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

On the second Sunday in September, NMH officially kicked off the school year with its annual Opening Convocation ceremony in Memorial Chapel. As always, the ritual began with the sound of bagpipes echoing over the campus and featured a sea of dark blazers and colorful dresses in the student pews and the traditional Massachusetts “Hear Ye, Hear Ye” call to order from the Franklin County Sheriff...More