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Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities”
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Wellesley police chief apologizes for police “historic mistreatment of minorities”

Conflict between police and communities of color has been a subject of much attention lately. In response to those conflicts, the president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Terrence M. Cunningham — who is also the chief of the Wellesley police department — recently publicly apologized on behalf […]

Voters go to the polls early in Massachusetts for the first time
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Voters go to the polls early in Massachusetts for the first time

Massachusetts has adopted early voting, which this year began on October 24 and continues until November 4. Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8. Ms. Jacqui Bloomberg, Latin teacher, went to vote early on October 26 because “the idea that I will be able vote whenever I wanted to on my […]

Skipping meals to make the grade
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Skipping meals to make the grade

For first generation and poor students, getting into college is hard, but staying there can be even harder. As students are increasingly coming from lower incomes, food insecurity and homelessness are growing problems across college campuses. Groups experiencing the most food insecurity are students of color, first-generation students, and students […]

Civility but not complicity
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Civility but not complicity

The 2016 presidential election is like no other because candidates have spent more time attacking one another than explaining their platforms. If candidates are spewing ad hominem attacks, how will Americans be able to make an informed decision in November? At Dana Hall, will political discussions become catfights? As a […]

New faculty join the Dana Hall “big family”
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New faculty join the Dana Hall “big family”

This year, Dana Hall’s faculty has expanded greatly. Ms. Nia Hays, Upper School Academic Dean, comments that the new teachers “are exactly who you want in a school community—people who are strong classroom teachers, passionate about the subject area, multi-talented, creative, and engaging.” Ms. Jasmine Xiang joins the World Languages […]

A brand-new year with a brand-new head of school
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A brand-new year with a brand-new head of school

Ms. Katherine Bradley has become the 11th Head of Dana Hall School in its 135 years. She describes her present feeling as “figuring out a jigsaw puzzle but without all the pieces” because she has to learn everything starting from the bottom. Ms. Bradley’s biggest goals for this year are […]

Dana Hall students achieve in the 2016 Technovation Challenge
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Dana Hall students achieve in the 2016 Technovation Challenge

On May 4, 2016, five teams from Dana Hall competed in the Technovation Challenge Regional Showcase at Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge. One team took part in the challenge virtually, while the other four were in Cambridge in person. Dana Hall’s team JAVB placed fifth of […]

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Faculty families, supported and empowered by Dana Hall

Whether you’re in eating lunch in the Dining Center, sitting in the common room of your dorm, or simply walking around the Dana Hall campus, family life is all around you. One of the many unique aspects about Dana Hall is that many faculty and staff members choose to live […]

A passion for metaphors: Margot Singer ’80
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A passion for metaphors: Margot Singer ’80

Everyone has their passions. For some it’s food; for others it might be animals. Margot Singer ’80, on the other hand, has a passion for metaphors. I was lucky enough to get to sit down and interview Ms. Singer, who came to Dana to give a Wannamaker lecture in March […]

Saving the planet, one solar panel at a time
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Saving the planet, one solar panel at a time

Over Spring Break 2016, 32 new solar panels were installed on the southern side of the Shipley Center, thanks to previous Dana Hall students. In Dr. John Doll’s Current Topics in Life Science class in the 2013-­14 school year, he asked students to do a year-long project studying how science […]