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– Dean of Faculty Hugh Silbaugh

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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

VOTES Turnout High; Results Revealed Sunday

 Updated Nov. 6, 2016: Learn who U.S. teens chose in the 2016 VOTES national mock election.Nov. 2, 2016 — Most U.S. high school students are too young to vote in the Nov. 8 presidential election. But over the last couple of weeks, at Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH) and at high schools around the country, tens of thousands of teens cast ballots as part of VOTES 2016, a nationwide mock election.Who...More

John Willis Photos Shown at the RAC Gallery

 October 27, 2016 — A threadbare flag flapping in the wind, a broken pitchfork in an empty room, spindly trees looming in fog … John Willis’s photographs are stunning and stark. “Views from the Reservation,” the new exhibition in The Gallery at the Rhodes Arts Center, features images Willis shot on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation, tribal home of the Oglala Lakota Sioux people. The...More