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Koch Center Lawsuit Settled

The Academy ended a four year-long lawsuit in a favorable settlement this past August. Deerfield sued the architecture company because of several design-oriented issues with the building…


2009 Heritage Award: Ralph Earle ’46

The 2009 Heritage Award will go to Ralph Earle II ’46, the chief U.S. negotiator for SALT II between 1978 and 1980; the director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA); and governor of Pennsylvania.


Students Serve Communities With Academy Grants

Sixteen students received the Workman Grant to support their own community service projects in their hometown. The Cost Award is a $2500 grant in honor of Charles Piper Cost…


Tao Tao Holmes '10: Workman Grant Work in Sichuan, China

Entries from the journal of Tao Tao Holmes ’10, who won a Workman Grant to run a project in Deyan, Sichuan, southern China for two and a half weeks, volunteering at a school recovering from the March 2008 earthquake


Commencement Address: Ingrid Kapteyn ’09

When in the opening days of our sophomore year the returning students of the mighty fine class of 2009 gathered together for the first time, my father, who was then our class dean, asked us why you can never step into the same river twice…


Commencement Address: Alex Nicholson ’09

Just as it was hard to walk for the first time without your mother holding you – preventing you from falling. Just as it was hard to watch your parents drive away on your first day at Deerfield – knowing that you had to make your way in a new place without them. And, just as it is hard to leave Deerfield after we have grown to love it and depend on it…


’09 Commencement Speaker Is an Alum in the “News”

After traveling the world with such dignitaries as Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, Elizabeth Leist will make a stop at Deerfield Academy on graduation day as the commencement speaker for the Class of 2009. At Deerfield, Ms. Leist won the Headmaster’s Award her senior year and was the treasurer ...


Crowd Control: Dealing with Next Year’s Over- Enrollment

Ever since Head of School Margarita Curtis announced Deerfield’s unusually high acceptance yield, the administration has been revamping their plans, originally for 617 students for the 2009-2010 academic year, to accommodate thirty additional students.


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