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Sacred Concert Set for May 7

 April 20, 2017 — For more than a century, the school community has gathered on the Northfield campus for a performance of spiritual music. This year’s Sacred Concert — the 123rd annual — will be held in the Northfield Auditorium at 2:30 pm on Sunday, May 7. The concert is free and will be livestreamed. This year’s concert theme is “We will harbor you,” inspired by the words of Ysaye Barnwell’s...More

Earth Week Focuses on Environmental Justice

 April 18, 2017 — April at NMH typically brings separate events for Service Day, Earth Day celebration, and the year’s final diversity summit. This spring, eco-leaders, service leaders, peer educators, and Diversity Committee members combined efforts and planned intertwined events for April 18-23 centered on environmental justice.Eco-leader Emma Lindale ’17 says this approach provides “An...More

Science Club Builds Alternative Reality

April 19, 2017 — The sun is shining outside, but inside Cutler Science Center, it’s raining. Virtually raining, that is. Members of the NMH Science Club have worked all year to produce an “alternative reality sandbox” that appears to show a mountain on which it’s raining, with water running down its sides and pooling at its base. Only it isn’t a mountain, it’s a pile of physical sand overlaid...More

Speaker Majora Carter's Work Transforms Communities

 April 11, 2017 — Social entrepreneur Majora Carter is known for revitalizing low-status communities, bringing jobs, commerce, and hope to previously neglected areas using environmentally sustainable strategies.  Carter — who is also a Peabody-Award-winning broadcaster, real-estate developer, and MacArthur “genius grant” Fellow — will speak at NMH on Wednesday, April 19, at 6:45 pm in Memorial...More

Contest Winner Inspired by Beat Poet’s Style

 April 4, 2017 — English Department Chair John Corrigan started an unusual contest this spring to see which student could write the best poem in the style of Beat Poet pioneer (and 1937 NMH graduate) Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Ayleen Cameron ’20 was among those who entered the inaugural Lawrence Ferlinghetti Poetry Contest, and her piece, “I Am Waiting,” was the unanimous choice of the three-judge...More