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Source: Girl Up Organization
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Girl Up

Girl Up DHMUN is a new humanitarian-focused club that raises awareness for women’s rights and has a goal to raise money for girls in developing nations. Headed by Spencer Babcock ’17, the club hosts biweekly lunch discussions about topics pertaining to women globally. Most recently, Common Ground was filled with […]

Defamation raises questions for community
Arts / Community

Defamation raises questions for community

Todd Logan’s drama Defamation brought the courtroom to Dana Hall on November 2, making the audience the jury in this play that touched on everyone’s individual opinions on race, religion, class, and law. The play focused on the plaintiff, Regina Wade, a black businesswoman who lives on the South Side of Chicago, and the […]

Alumnae Class of 1949 Returns
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Alumnae Class of 1949 Returns

At 84 years of age, the class of 1949 became “students” again when they recently spent the day attending classes at Dana Hall. On October 6, the class reunited with their alma mater in honor of their 65th reunion. Out of a class of 116, 13 returned to grace the […]

Photo Sketch: Shwartz and Silver
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A new Student Center planned

In September 2015, Dana Hall students will return to a bigger and renovated Dining Center that will be renamed the Student Center for its emphasis on the students. Its extra space will accommodate all of the clubs at Dana and provide a place for the members of the community to […]

Parents’ Weekend 2014
Athletics / Community

Parents’ Weekend 2014

The Dana Hall community is reshaping tradition this upcoming Parents’ Weekend. It will be the second to have classes on both Friday and Saturday. While all sporting events have traditionally taken place on Saturday, this year Varsity sports will be held in the evening on Friday after a show from […]

Faster and safer internet for Dana Hall this year
Academics / Community

Faster and safer internet for Dana Hall this year

While Dana Hall students were commencing and graduating last June, the Technology Department was already busy at work, creating a firewall, streamlining the campus wifi, replacing network hardware, updating software, and moving machinery in fourteen buildings, all in the span of 9 weeks. As of October 1, Dana Hall campus is using […]

Dana girls innovate
Academics / Community

Dana girls innovate

“We were able to make what seemed like the impossible, possible,” says Alex Naddaff’ ’16. This summer, Dr. Gwen Ortemeyer and Middle School math teacher Michelle Gerdes welcomed nine Dana Hall Upper School students to campus for The Girls Summer Entrepreneurial Program (GSEP), a ten-day course offered for the first time this […]

Breaking the Dana bubble: political awareness needed
Community / Opinion

Breaking the Dana bubble: political awareness needed

Global politics applies to everyone, every single person in the Dana and global community.  The ongoing Syrian War, the global attitude toward Russia and Crimea, Mandela’s legacy, the American Constitution, the Cold War, the French Revolution, the dispute over Diaoyu Island in the Pacific Ocean — you may think events like these […]

The new Waldo offers comfort and light
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The new Waldo offers comfort and light

The parents of Class of 2014, having seen the 56-year-old Waldo Auditorium as an old and tired space, funded its renovation as their class gift to Dana Hall. Most of the refurbishing work was done over the summer, and the remaining part such as chairs were installed after school started; the tablets on […]

Senior Sophomore–overwhelmed by candy
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Senior Sophomore–overwhelmed by candy