Take a sneak peek at Deerfield’s new Athletics Complex! Opening this fall…
Congratulations to Mina Liang ’19, who was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Massachusetts after competing in the state final last week. Mina will travel to Mobile, Alabama in June of 2019 to take part in the Distinguished Young Women National Finals.
The New York Times published a review of the exhibit “Charting the Divine Plan: The Art of Orra White Hitchcock” at the American Folk Art Museum, calling it “a handsome and unexpectedly passionate exhibition on art, science and education in the early American republic.”
The John Templeton Foundation has awarded its annual prize to His Majesty King Abdullah bin Hussein '80. The Templeton Prize honors a living person who has "made an exceptional contribution to affirming life’s spiritual dimension, whether through insight, discovery, or practical works." The foundation praised Abdullah for doing "more to seek religious harmony within Islam and between Islam and other religions than any other living political leader."
The prize will be presented to the King at a Nov. 13 ceremony in Washington, DC. Previous recipients include the 14th Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, and the Rev. Billy Graham.
This past weekend, in the championship A final at the 2018 US Rowing Youth National Championships in Gold River, CA, the boys varsity rowing team captured the gold medal in the men’s 4+ division.
Lilly’s older sister, Amanda has epilepsy.
Lilly’s dog Luna also has epilepsy.
Lilly and her brother Max noticed how their older sister always gravitated toward Luna after a seizure, and how Luna always offered unconditional love and comfort. They wanted to share this amazing support with other epileptic children; but how? Read More >>
On Saturday, at the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association Championships on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester, MA the boys rowing team captured another team championship title.
Retiring teacher Andy Harcourt walked out to this standing ovation after teaching his last class today. Thanks for 40 great years at Deerfield, Mr. Harcourt!
Congratulations to Nailah Barnes '18 and Fatima Rashid '19 who received Peacemaker Awards for their inspiring community service efforts.
Nailah founded “The Brains with Beauty Project” to empower young black women and girls through two parts – “The Salon Initiative,” which places empowering books in hair salons, and “The One-Stop Initiative,” an online platform that pairs literacy and beauty tips.
Fatima has been working and volunteering in the substance abuse prevention field for almost seven years. During her sophomore year at Deerfield Academy, Fatima founded the Deerfield Substance Abuse Awareness Group (DSAAG) on campus.
The Deerfield Academy community took to the track today for the Miles for Meals event, organized by Deerfield's Center for Service and Global Citizenship in partnership with the The Food Bank of Western MA. Deerfield trustee Ben Clark '96 and Food Bank director Andrew Moorehouse led students, employees, alumni, and community members around the track to help raise funds to feed families in need. Each lap walked by participants was tallied and will support the work of the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts.
Deerfield Academy's Head of School Search process continues to move forward. This Position Description will be used to advertise and generate interest among prospective candidates. It was based in large part on the important feedback from an online survey, as well as input provided by faculty, students, parents, staff, trustees, and alumni on a variety of “Listening Tour” events both on campus and around the country.
Deerfield students have planned a series of advocacy initiatives around National School Walkout Day today. Including voter registration training, speeches and other forms of protest and advocacy. The events of the day are entirely student led. We celebrate our students’ desire to advocate for issues they are passionate about and encourage them to debate productively, listen to understand, advocate skillfully, and have their voices heard.
Tune in tonight to see Alex Killorn ’08 and Ben Lovejoy ’03 face off in game 3 of the NHL playoffs. Either way…Deerfield wins!
Deerfield honors the memory of the Humboldt Broncos players, coaches, and support staff whose lives were lost this past week.
50 years ago, in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., members of the Class of 1968 rallied together to initiate "meaningful programs of social service" at Deerfield. Today, their legacy is served by the myriad community service programs coordinated through the Center for Service and Global Citizenship. From local partnerships with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County and the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts to spring break service trips across the globe, service has become an integral part of Deerfield's mission. Learn more about the CSGC: https://deerfield.edu/csgc
Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, died in Kenya on Monday. He is survived by the last remaining female white rhinos—Najin and Fatu—at Ol Pejeta Conservancy.
"Thomas Hildebrandt, head of reproduction management at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Berlin, has been working for years to perfect in-vitro fertilization on the related and plentiful southern white in the hopes of harvesting eggs from one of the two remaining females. Neither of them is physically able to carry a calf, but should Hildebrandt successfully harvest their eggs, he can fertilize them with northern white sperm—taken from...
Special shoutout to the Deerfield hockey program for their work volunteering with Special Olympics for 15 years! This year, the team that DA students helped coach dominated the State tournament, winning all 4 games by a combined score of 33-6!
The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A Brief History of Time. Prof Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology as a union of relativity and quantum mechanics. He also discovered that black holes leak energy and fade to
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