This Week in #NMH History
From archivist Peter Weis '78: While there are too many weeks left in the school year to make any guarantees, it will be surprising if any “This week…” columns are shorter than this one. Four words only, but imagine what they conveyed to students still studying by gaslight:
"Electric lights at last."
(from The Hermonite, vol. 23, no. 7; March 1910; p. 109.)
The snow around campus may be almost gone, but for today's #PhotooftheDay, we're looking back to February and the 2015 NEPSAC Alpine Championships! View more photos: http://ow.ly/KZq45 (Risley Sports Photography)
The Choirs and Symphony Orchestra present the annual Sacred Concert. Open to all, no admission.
On Service Day in April, classes are canceled and all NMH students and faculty join in an array of service activities:
- Making ceramic bowls for the Empty Bowls Hunger Project, to be sold during Family Days
- Yardwork and spring cleanup on campus and at the homes of retired NMH faculty
- Collecting trash along the banks of the Connecticut River
- Visiting residents of local nursing homes
- Preparing food to be served at Community Meals sites
This Earth Day, April 22, eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson will visit NMH to give an address to students and faculty at an all-school meeting and a special lunch. He will deliver a presentation called "The Creation: an Appeal to Save Life on Earth." Wilson brings elements from each of his books into his talks; think of his body of work as a continuous investigation into the wondrous nature of science, humanity, and our planet.
This Earth Day, April 22, eminent biologist Edward O. Wilson will visit #NMH to give an address to students and faculty at an all-school meeting and a special lunch. Wilson, 83, is a giant of science: He is the world's leading expert on ants, discoverer of pheromones, the father of sociobiology, the author and co-author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books ("On Human Nature" and "The Ants") and recipient of the Royal Swedish Academy’s Crafoord Prize (given in fields not covered by the Nobel Prize).