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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” ...

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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. ...

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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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New Student Council Leaders Elected

For the 2013-2014 academic year Tripp Kaelin ‘14 will follow Cleo Siderides ‘13  as student body president, and Maggie Shilling ‘14 will succeed Teddy Romeyn’s ‘13 place as the student council ...

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Music Department Changes Their Tune For Next Year

To be in one of the two Deerfield a cappella groups, there are several requirements beyond just the music . With other commitments and time constraints, the chorus requirements seem to provide a roadblock for some, while others believe that the requirements demonstrate the musician’s eligibility ...

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Ultimately Fun

Mr. Nilsson confers with his team during a game. The present Deerfield squad is dedicated and talented. Although “we graduated some terrific talent last year,” Mr. Nilsson said, “we have some strong players coming through the ranks, including a large group of juniors who have developed strong ...

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The Academy Releases Detailed Report on Hindle Investigation

An inpendent legal firm hired by the Academy has recently concluded its investigation of the allegations against Peter Hindle, Deerfield math teacher from 1956 to 2000. The investigation confirmed statements against Mr. Hindle as well as accused Bryce Lambert, another former teacher in the English ...

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The Elephant in the Room

I wholeheartedly agree with the recent steps the administration has taken regarding Deerfield secret societies, because the school absolutely must take action. Students can only hold so much influence over their peers. A room search is a good start, but how fruitful can that really be? Anything ...

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Invernizzi Tangos, O’Donnells Seek Renewal on Sabbatical

At the end of this year, Teachers Michael O’Donnell, Sonja O’Donnell, and Virginia Invernizzi will leave Deerfield and begin their sabbaticals. A sabbatical is usually a once-in-a- career opportunity, and these three teachers are ready to make the most of ...

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Ethan Peterson-New’s Sci-Fi Novel Hephaestus Arrives This May

The front cover of Ethan Peterson-New's novel Hephaestus. “All good sci-fi starts with the question: ‘What if?’” said Ethan Peterson-New ’13. This is the “empowering” genre of his new and second novel, Hephaestus, named after the Greek god of craftsmen. Peterson-New just finished ...

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