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Be Worthy of Your Arteries

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn ’52, who was honored with the 2013 Heritage Award, spoke to students and faculty at School Meeting on October 2. The Heritage Award is presented annually to a Deerfield alumnus or alumna whose professional and personal achievements represent a special contribution to the ...


Jamie Bucci Leaves Legal World for Deerfield

After pursuing a career in law, Jamie Bucci, a new member of Deerfield Academy’s faculty, decided to switch her career track and go into college advising. Ms. Bucci graduated from Duke University with a major in psychology and a certificate in education, then continued on to Harvard Law School, ...


Both Students and Faculty Think DCs are Dicey

With three Disciplinary Committee (DC) cases in the course of four weeks this fall, there has been much controversy over changes in current policy as well as discussion on developments that could improve the current ...


Things Your Green Key Didn’t Tell You: Be Snappy

Dear Margo, Rita, and Curtis,  I’m really into Snapchat, but lately I feel like I’ve been sending way more than I’ve been receiving. Am I doing something wrong? If I am, what more should I know about the world of ...


Hale ’84 Pledges $25 Million

In early October, Deerfield alumnus and parent Mr. Rob Hale ’84 and his wife Karen pledged $25 million to the school’s financial aid, the largest donation ever to this ...


Mastering the Mastery Technique

Mr. Emerson, Dr. Hills and Dr. Ross have implemented a program called mastery learning into their Chemistry I classes. In learning the material, students must read the section in their online textbook and complete two “learning opportunities” which include videos and practice problems. Then ...


Who You Gonna Call?

The Deerfield Inn—prominently located on old Main Street— is known for its colonial New England atmosphere, historical significance, and its ...

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Go SXSW, Young Man

When most people imagine how they’ll spend their spring break, it’s on a beach on some faraway tropical island. But for Mr. Thiel and Mr. Nilsson, this is not the case. For the past few years, they have been attending the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas. Spanning 10 days, SXSW ...


Return of the Flaska

  Jan Flaska, Dean of Spiritual and Ethical Life at Deerfield Academy, is returning this fall after a year’s leave, during which he worked towards a doctoral degree from Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park. The year away from DA has allowed Dean Flaska to form new ideas to explore at ...


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