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 […]


New Student Center brings light, space, amenities

As the new school year begins, there is clearly one major change on campus: the new Student Center, which has more space, more furniture, and more light than before. Along with noticeable new architecture, the Student Center has new stairs, conference rooms, bathrooms, windows, furniture, landscape, and a snack bar. […]

Arts / Community

A music star says farewell to Dana Hall

“Leave me alone, Mr. Fraz! I’m not going to play with the Jug Band. Stop trying to remix my songs with Bob Dylan songs. Nobody knows who Bob Dylan is anymore!” Nora Panahi yelled out from the crowd in Waldo. In the middle of the faculty Jug Band morning meeting […]

Academics / Community

Alexandra Siemon: Embodying passion and wisdom

Students of Alexandra Siemon, Social Studies teacher, often describe her as “knowledgeable,” “wise,” “honest and genuine,” and “caring and supportive.” She is also considered “very busy.” Besides being a teacher, Ms. Siemon is also the Global Scholarship Program Advisor and member of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) advisory board. […]


The Class of 1965, turning tradition on its head

In April, Dana Hall welcomed the class of 1965 back to campus for Reunion and She Sails Weekend. Fifty years ago, they graduated from Dana Hall, and the air was crackling with excitement as Silver Sisters came together, some of them for the first time in five decades. Meeting the alumnae […]


The Class of 1960, still charming after 55 years

April 25 was not only She Sails but also Reunion Weekend, including a meeting of the Class of 1960. That afternoon, a group of current Dana Hall students got the opportunity to meet with alumnae for an hour during their class reunion. Although there were only two women from the […]

Arts / Community

Author Lance Rubin comes to Dana Hall

On April 28, 2015, Dana Hall held a wake to commemorate the death of our dearly departed friend Denton Little. Dana Hall does not often hold funerals in the Library but did to welcome author Lance Rubin and his first novel, Denton Little’s Deathdate. The novel takes place in a fictional […]

Arts / Community

Salut-Sophie: Dana Hall’s fashion blogger

A Dana Hall sophomore, squash player, and fashion blogger: Sophie Langlois ’17 is a day student at Dana who fits time into her busy life to blog about her love for fashion. Sophie holds fashion near and dear to her heart, and her blog, Salut-Sophie, which began in the fall of […]

Community / Letters to the Editor

Repaying sleep debt: Improving a community one night at a time

Abigail (Abby) Bertelson ’13 is a first-year student at Stanford University and writes to The Hallmanac to share what she has learned in her “Sleep and Dreams” course — information important for Dana Hall students facing sleep debt. Walking into school in the morning is often accompanied by overheard groans […]

Community / Letters to the Editor / Opinion

Administrators reply: “We must be more culturally aware, culturally sensitive and culturally competent”

We are writing in response to two recent student editorials, written by Gloria Revanche and Jackie Hayre-Pérez. In addition to validating the concerns raised in these editorials, we want to explain the steps we have taken, and will continue to take, to promote inclusive dialogue with all students in our […]