Articles written by: Maddie Rivers


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 […]


Public accommodations bill and transgender rights ignite national controversy

2016 has seen a national furor over transgender rights and liberties. Since North Carolina’s recent passage of a bill that bans anti-discrimination practices and requires transgendered people in public schools and government buildings to use the bathroom that corresponds with their biological sex at birth, the divide between liberal, diversity-advocating […]


Extra tuition expenses drop for international boarding students

Dana Hall students used to be on four different tuition tracks, depending on their grade, boarding status, and country of origin. Before the 2013-2014 school year, however, Dana Hall’s Board of Trustees streamlined the previous four different tuition prices for students into two tuitions: one for day students, and one […]


President Obama takes executive action to close loopholes on background checks for gun sales

On January 5, 2016, President Barack Obama revealed a long-awaited plan to curb the rising gun violence in America with or without Congress. Shedding tears as he spoke about the murdered first graders of the 2012 Newtown School shooting, President Obama signed his executive order as a response to the […]


Frank Bruni soothes college nerves with Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be

Stress over college is at its peak in American culture, giving life to multibillion dollar test prep and essay writing industries, questionable college ranking systems, and devastated parents and children across the country. Frank Bruni, an American journalist, dispels the myth that a student’s life will be determined by which […]


America’s gender gap deemed “unthinkable” by UN experts

A United Nations (UN) delegation from Poland, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica visited the United States from November 30 to December 11 in order to assess the quality of its women’s rights after being invited by President Obama. According to the UN’s website, after visiting Alabama, Oregon, and Texas, the delegates concluded […]


Wannamaker speaker Mpumi Nobiva receives standing ovation from Dana

International motivational and empowerment speaker Mpumi Nobiva visited Dana Hall to speak to its student body and faculty at the Wannamaker lecture on December 3. Known for her mission to raise awareness about the dangers of HIV/AIDS and to inspire hope with her story of being an AIDS orphan, Nobiva claims […]


Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center upgraded with donation from namesake

Dana Hall alumna and Olympic gold medalist Karen Wennberg Stives ’68 died over the summer after living with cancer for several years. She leaves behind her legacy and a large donation to the renamed Karen Stives ’68 Equestrian Center, Dana Hall’s riding center. Stives’s $3.5 million dollar gift was presented to […]


Board of Trustees to consider transgender policy for school admissions

In spring 2015, the Dana Hall transgender task force crafted a proposal for an inclusive transgender policy that will “allow applications from anyone who lives life as and identifies as a girl.” The Board of Trustees will consider the proposal this fall. There is no current policy requiring students to […]