Molly Schaus '06 was presented with the 2019 Ashley Award at School Meeting on April 17. The Ashley Award, named in honor of Tom Ashley, Class of 1911, was created by the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association to recognize a young Deerfield alumnus or alumna who is pursuing a life of service. It honors those who can serve as an example for current students and their fellow alumni.
Astronomers have captured the first-ever picture of a black hole utilizing a network of telescopes around the globe. Read about Katie Bouman, the 29 year-old MIT graduate who was part of the team of scientists from MIT, Harvard, and other universities who worked together on this outstanding achievement. »
This weekend, 13 Deerfield students traveled to Hanover, NH to compete in the Dartmouth Model United Nations Conference. These students represented a number of countries in order to address global issues ranging from Brexit to Climate Change Refugees to Chemical Weapons. Many Deerfield delegates emerged as leaders in their respective committees, speaking frequently and eloquently, ultimately becoming primary sponsors on the final resolutions that passed with stunning majorities. Read more.»
The renowned poet W. S. Merwin died on Friday at the age of 91. Merwin visited Deerfield Academy in October, 2011 while he was poet laureate of the United Sates. Deerfield employees and alumni fondly remember his visit, which included a reading of the poem Youth of Grass. Read the Poem.»
On International Women’s Day and every day, we are proud of the Deerfield alumnae working to improve their communities and the world. Deerfield alumnae are helping to pave the way for future generations with the Deerfield Women’s Initiative: an alumnae-created opportunity to help current Deerfield young women explore career opportunities. This summer they are offering a grant for a current ninth, tenth, or eleventh grade female student who needs help covering expenses related to career exploration. Read More.»
Yesterday, the Deerfield girls varsity alpine ski team won the 2019 Class A New England Prep School Athletic Council championship at Mt. Sunapee in Sunapee, NH.
The Big Green won with 29 points; scoring 10 points on the slalom and 19 on giant slalom. St. Paul’s finished in second place with 33 points.
The Deerfield boys captured the silver medal at the championships; posting a final team score of 56 (25 slalom, 31 giant slalom). Read more. »
Nine Deerfield students have been honored with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and honorable mentions by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. The Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to identify students with exceptional artistic and literary talent. Sarah Jung '20, Yongjin Park '22, Mia Silberstein '20, Sabrina Ticer- Wurr '21, and Lukas Trelease '20 won "Silver Key" awards, and Jinghuizi (Jing) He '21 was awarded the highest regional honor—a "Gold Key" distinction for her poem, "Half Forgotten." Oscar Depp '21, Daisy Dundas '21, and Isabella K.A. Rolfe '21 received Honorable Mentions. Read Jing's poem "Half Forgotten." »
Today on National Letter of Intent signing day, we celebrated four Deerfield student-athletes who committed to playing collegiate football.
Albany Road, the literary magazine from Deerfield Academy has been awarded REALM First Class, in the Recognizing Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines (REALM) Program of the National Council of Teachers of English. This is the top honor in this nationwide contest. This year, 358 literary magazines were submitted to this national competition for review. Of that number, 28 received the elite designation of REALM First Class.
Browse past issues of Albany Road. »
Congratulations and best wishes to Peter Nilsson, who has been named Head of School for King’s Academy! Peter came to Deerfield in 2000 to teach English. He left to pursue other interests in 2005 and returned to the Academy in 2009. Most recently, he has served as Deerfield’s Director of Research, Innovation and Outreach and Assistant Dean of Faculty. During his time at Deerfield Peter also created “Athena,” a platform and program for connecting teachers and the content they create. Peter and his family will move to Jordan early this coming summer.
Today, January 22, Deerfield students, faculty, and staff will continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A full day of events is planned, including alumni speakers, workshops, and off-campus service projects for ninth-grade students.
The discovery of blue pigment in the teeth of a medieval skeleton in Germany is challenging widespread assumptions about the production of illuminated religious texts. It has long been assumed that monks, rather than nuns, were the primary producers of books throughout the Middle Ages. Recent historical research, however, has challenged this view, revealing that religious women were not only literate but also prolific producers and consumers of books. Read More.»
“Previous Moon missions have landed on the Earth-facing side, but this is the first time any craft has landed successfully on the unexplored and rugged far side.” Learn More. »
On this day in 1872, the HMS Challenger set sail from England on a four-year scientific survey that laid the foundations of modern oceanography. This week, the “Five Deeps” mission will complete the first dive in a yearlong expedition, piloting a titanium-alloy, 12.5-ton submersible down 8408 meters to the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean,
Advanced photography students visited the recently-expanded galleries of the remarkable contemporary art museum MassMoCA, which is only an hour away from campus, in North Adams. Students used digital and analog cameras to document the experience and generate potential portfolio pieces for College Board submission and art supplements to colleges. View selected student work from the
Captain Jamie Sands ’88 visited Deerfield this week to accept the 2018 Heritage Award. Jamie has had a distinguished career in the Navy, where he has led SEAL teams in special operations around the world. The Heritage Award is presented annually to a Deerfield alumnus or alumna whose professional and personal achievements represent a special contribution to the betterment of society.
Watch the award ceremony and interview led by Nathan Hu '19 on Vimeo.
"This past Tuesday several hundred attendees — including religious leaders, scholars, ambassadors, members of Congress and the UN’s Secretary General — braved a chilly night to come to the National Cathedral to see King Abdullah receive the 2018 Templeton Prize for his work in calling Muslims — and all people — to identify and pursue common purposes.
Designed to be larger than the Nobel Prize, the Templeton Prize was established in 1972 to honor those who affirm life’s spiritual dimension through insight, discovery, or practical works."
The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or expression that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance. Read More. »
Liam Holowesko ’18 signed a professional cycling contract with Hagens Berman Axeon to finalize their 2019 roster. Holowesko is a two-time Class A New England individual champion (2015 & 2016) and helped the Deerfield cycling team capture the Class A New England title in 2016. Read more. »
The basement of The New York Times, lovingly known as “the morgue,” has an impressive archive of some six to eight million photographs dating back to the late 1800s. And with the help of Google Cloud, these historic images and the data, much of it hand written, will soon be digitized.