Thomas Messinger ’07 To Become Assistant Coach at NJIT

The 2022-23 Next Up Recruits National Postgraduate Coach of the Year is heading to the collegiate ranks, as Thomas Messinger has accepted a position at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, also known as NJIT (an NCAA Division 1 program located in Newark, New Jersey) as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach.

Faith Matters: Prostration on the Pitch: Does God Care Who Wins the Game?

A theological insight is the seed within the flower of athletes’ prayer. Muslim prostration, and prayer in general, is unanswered as a solicitation of victory on the field. It must be a false hope to win the match by God’s decree. God’s work in the world is never observed on a scoreboard.

What ChatGPT Means for How We Teach Writing

In this informative essay, Dean of Academic Affairs Anne Bruder offers her thoughts and insights into the new artificial intelligence tool, ChatGTP, and faculty’s concerns about the misuse of technology in the classroom.

Bryce Pang ‘22 Named All-American by USA Lacrosse

USA Lacrosse announced its 2022 high school All-Americans and award winners earlier this month. More than 500 high school boys’ lacrosse players nationwide were selected as All-Americans, a process overseen by area chairs and voted on by coaches in each geographic region. Congratulations to Bryce for making the list!

Karen Tai ’17 Awarded Fellowship at University of Oxford

Deerfield alum Karen Tai ’17 graduated from Yale with a B.S./M.S. in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. She was awarded a fellowship at the University of Oxford where she hopes to aid healthcare reform and improve cancer diagnostics and treatment.

“Kabibbles 1-2-3” Published by Amy R. Connelly

Connelly uses rhyme, repetition and silly critters to teach numbers to toddlers and pre-school aged children. “We can teach in every little thing we do. With numbers, count how many stairs you walk up together, how many legs does a hoppy frog have…”

Juliette Lowe ’21 Distributes Food to Community in Need

Growing up in Western Massachusetts, Juliette Lowe ’21 has been involved with community meal programs addressing local food insecurity for a while. Inspired by these experiences, Juliette started an initiative called Nobody Goes Hungry. Recognizing that many food pantries and meal programs may have a greater need during this pandemic, she has collected donations to put together bags of long lasting, sustainable, and healthy food for those in need. Juliette is distributing these meals at 192-200 Main Street in Greenfield on Fridays. You can contribute to her efforts at

Bayard Winthrop ’87 Pivots American Giant Manufacturing to Surgical Masks

In the face of the global health crisis, Bayard Winthrop ’87, founder and CEO of U.S. textile and garment company American Giant, has pivoted manufacturing at two of the company’s North Carolina plants to address the critical shortage of surgical masks.

American Giant is a San Francisco-based manufacturer of sportswear and casual clothing that sells directly to customers through its website. Its goods are all produced in the United States.

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Vision of Music, Produced by Katy Textor Farmer ’92, to Air on 60 Minutes

The February 23 edition of 60 Minutes will feature the last segment that Deerfield alumna and former Trustee Katy Textor Farmer ’92 produced before her death on June 14, 2019: VISION OF MUSIC. The piece will be in the third slot on the broadcast and will be available online at A digital companion piece will pay tribute to Katy and feature some behind-the-scenes footage of her and the production team on the shoot. Available on the 60 Minutes website and at