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Gleason—a Man of the Word

Faculty member and former head of school Dick Baker delivered these remarks on Sept. 13, in Lawrence Auditorium: “In the beginning /was the Word” Now I know only enough about that line from the gospel to understand that it is … Continue reading

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Recollections From the Gleason Years

These remarks by faculty member Deb Harrison were delivered on Sept. 13 in Lawrence Auditorium: Good evening! For those of you who don’t know me, I teach a few biology courses in the Science Department and coach squash, and am … Continue reading

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A String of Images, by Julia Fitzgerald ’14

With only a month separating me from graduation, I still spend many moments wondering about all that this place and this community meant to me. I wonder how it changed me and how it will continue to change me. I … Continue reading

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Amaechi Shares Important Message

The art of storytelling was on full display when John Amaechi, a psychiatrist, educator and retired NBA player, recently spoke to our community at long assembly. I spoke to some students about his talk and the Q and A in … Continue reading

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Surrounded By Books

I appreciate the great gift of working at a school so maybe I shouldn’t wonder that books are everywhere. But bibliophiles can still appreciate good fortune, right? Three cases in point in as many days: 1) On the second floor … Continue reading

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Not Quite Ready for Goodbye

This May, I became a graduate of the Class of 2013 from Noble and Greenough School, my home for the past six years since I started off as a Sixie. While many of my classmates were ready to leave and … Continue reading

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Class of 1988 Reflects on 25 Years Gone By

In the months leading up to the 25th reunion of the Class of 1988 in May 2013, members of the reunion committee wrote to their classmates, encouraging them to reconnect. Below is a selection of the missives. Emi Bague Wieczorek … Continue reading

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Finding Your Landscapes

English teacher Vicky Seelen recently shared this personal reflection with the Nobles community during morning Assembly. She spoke about how using her hands to create things, bead and knit inspires her in ways she never realized she needed. Now, she … Continue reading

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This is Water

David Foster Wallace, author of Infinite Jest, delivered the commencement address at my alma mater, Kenyon College, on May 21, 2005. In my alumni magazine, I read that Foster sat in Sunset Cottage, longtime home of the school’s English department, … Continue reading

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The Language of Chess

The Nobles chess club had a great year of match play—and recently competed in the Massachusetts State team chess tournament with impressive results. Chess club adviser and science teacher Chris Pasterczyk shared these remarks in Assembly about the game, the players and … Continue reading

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