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Dana’s door will always be opened for you, Ms. Daniels!
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Dana’s door will always be opened for you, Ms. Daniels!

Ms. Corinne Daniels ’77 has been the Director of Alumnae Relations at Dana Hall since 2006. In March, she will be leaving Dana to go to Switzerland with her family for a new job. At Dana Hall, Ms. Daniels’s main job is to “look after the graduates from the youngest, […]

Salaam brings “What We Carry Project” to Dana Hall
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Salaam brings “What We Carry Project” to Dana Hall

Imagine placing your life in backpack. This is a reality for many Syrian refugees. According to Time magazine, a young couple, Faez and Shaza al Shara, fled Syria in 2013 with only “clothing, photos from their wedding and a few keepsakes: a set of colored bowls they had received as a […]

Finals don’t need to be ruff
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Finals don’t need to be ruff

Imagine we’re approaching the last days of May and year-long review sheets are being handed out and study groups are being formed. It’s exam season! While Dana does a lot to help us prepare for exams and help us remain calm, such as bringing in massage therapists and leaving a […]

Could Boston be underwater in 50 years? How climate change is affecting our city
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Could Boston be underwater in 50 years? How climate change is affecting our city

While 2016 may have ended weeks ago, climate change did not end with it. 2016 was the hottest year on record in New England, and based on the City of Boston’s Boston Climate Change Report, it looks as though the weather is not going to cool down for 2017. In […]

Another step towards clean energy: America’s first offshore wind farm
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Another step towards clean energy: America’s first offshore wind farm

America’s first offshore wind farm began operating this week off of the coast of Rhode Island’s Block Island. Deepwater Wind, consisting of five windmills, will generate electricity that will provide power for Block Island. Besides producing clean energy for future use, the project also provides more than 300 jobs for […]

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Kennedys succeed in a new generation

Joseph Patrick Kennedy III, the incumbent Congressman for Massachusetts 4th district, retained his seat this past Election Day, November 8. Kennedy was challenged by Republican David Rosa but won the district 70 to 30%. His popularity in the Boston area, specifically among young people, can be attributed to the Kennedy […]

Charities see a surge in donations following the election
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Charities see a surge in donations following the election

Since the election results on Tuesday, November 8, Americans upset about election results are supporting nonprofit organizations — such as those that support freedom of the press, reproductive rights, and civil rights — in unprecedented numbers. In our Dana Hall Community, Ms. Angela Macedo, Director of Community Service Programs, says, “This year […]

Johnston D renovations bring comforts of home
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Johnston D renovations bring comforts of home

The residents of Johnston D (JHD) are living in renovated quarters this year and enjoying their new luxuries, including an improved lounge, movable furniture, updated bathrooms and kitchens, and new lightings and flooring. Dana Hall launched the Johnston renovation project in summer of 2016, supported by alumnae and parents. Johnston […]

How I actually study for exams
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How I actually study for exams

Study guides, picture cards, practice problems, power naps, and groups study get me through exams. Will they help you? As Trimester I exams are upon us, I know that some people are struggling to find a study pattern that works for them. Here’s how I study, including what works and […]

Let’s change our dress code
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Let’s change our dress code

Dana Hall’s dress code prohibits “skintight clothing.” This phrase in the dress code is inequitably enforced both in the clothing it’s applied to and to whom it’s applied, which reinforces the unfair standard that girls are subjected to in our society. As a feminist school, we can and should abide […]