The pulse

  1. Meridith McGraw ’08 Receives 2024 Washington Women in Journalism Award

    This year’s recipients are Kara Swisher, Carol Leonnig, Rachel Scott, and Meridith McGraw. It would be an understatement to say that 2024 has been–and will continue to be–a whirlwind for Meridith McGraw. As Politico’s national political correspondent, she’s in charge of covering all things related to Donald Trump, the 2024 election, and Republican politics. Prior to joining Politico in 2019, she covered the White House and Capitol Hill for ABC News.

  2. William Tang ’25 Op-Ed in USA Today on the new risk an AI-enhanced Grammarly might pose to students

    Grammarly, the company that provides the eponymous grammar and syntax program, recently announced that it’s getting smarter and now offers “strategic suggestions” for its 30 million users. It might not be an innovation that helps the company. As Grammarly gains more generative capabilities, its usefulness for students declines because it will place them at risk for unnecessary academic discipline.

  3. Faith Matters: All are Welcome at Open Table

    "A plurality of voices and a cacophony of opinions come together for fellowship every time Deerfield Academy students sit for a meal, engage in conversation during evening dorm gatherings, and find themselves around a figurative campfire in the presence of others. We work hard to manage the intrusion of phones, and it’s a difficult, but not impossible, task. With eyes up, attentive to the other, and present while in that setting, we muse and wonder, and share what we think and what we think we know."

  4. Dave Lake and Ted Flato ’73 P’10, ’12 win the 2024 AIA Gold Medal

    Dave Lake and Ted Flato '73 P'10, '12, founders of Texas studio Lake: Flato Architects, have been named as the joint recipients of the 2024 AIA Gold Medal. The most prestigious annual honor bestowed by the American Institute of Architects, the Gold Medal recognizes an individual—or in this instance, individuals—whose “significant body of work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture.”