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After 33 Years, David Pond Is About to Swim Away

  David Pond, Associate Head of School for Alumni Affairs and Development, will be retiring at the end of the 2013-14 school year. Mr. Pond has served Deerfield Academy for 33 years. Head of School Dr. Margarita Curtis praised Pond’s achievement, saying, “David is regarded as a legend, and ...


Wagner Would Chuck Wood

Upon arriving on campus earlier this fall, I immediately noticed the wooden utensils in the Greer and the Louis Café. How cool, I thought, how modern! The silverware made from wood seemed so stylish, and Deerfield seemed so progressive. However, the novelty quickly wore off, turning to ...


Kaelin Urges End of APs and More Student Responsibility

Good evening everyone. I would like to take this opportunity to speak about a topic that has been recently nagging at both students and faculty alike. Every year, I feel as if I hear the same story about a different prep school. It usually involves 20 or more students getting kicked out, and ...


Almost Showtime!

The cast of Almost, Maine rehearses in the White Church. This fall, Deerfield’s theater program will be putting on a production of the romantic comedy Almost, Maine by John Cariani. Set in a mythical town in northern Maine, the play is an ensemble piece that features a group of people and how ...


A Summer at The Island School is No Vacation

At the Island School in the Bahamas: Catherine Fleming '15, Ken park '15, Juliette Lee '14 Located on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas, The Island School has recently become a popular semester program for Deerfield students. Founded in 1998, the school set ...

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Welcome, New Faculty!

  Left to right (top): Peter Hynds, Marjorie Young, Jael Hernandez-Vasquez, Mark Spencer, Jamie Bucci, Charlotte Patriquin, Drew Philie, Jaime Correa, Left to right (bottom): Nicholas Hall, Asvelt Nduwumwami, Lauren Brozovich, Caroline Stedman, Anna Steim, Neil Jacobs, Haley O'Neil, Not ...


Rory Cowan ’71 to speak at Commencement

Rory Cowan ’71 will address the Class of 2013 as Commencement speaker.   Mr. Cowan is currently the Chairman and CEO of Lionbridge, a company he founded in 1996. Following the modern technological trends, Lionbridge’s innovative business models have redefined the nature of “cloudbased” ...


Klink Sees Disconnect in Connect4

The greatest threats to cultural diversity on campus are required bonding programs, specifically Connect4. These meetings restrict free time and fail to promote deep, vested relationships. Rather than organically learning about a peer, students are forced to bond under artificial circumstances. ...


The Timelessness of Books

“To be or not to be?” or “I think therefore I am,” or “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  Educational technology cannot help us as we face these three existential conundrums.  Everyone must respond to them alone.  Once one articulates a position, she might turn to educational ...


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