Category Archives: Community

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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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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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 Value of a Nobles Team

Longtime Nobles math teacher and wrestling coach Steve Toubman recently received two e-mails from former Nobles wrestlers who had written articles about the sport. He shares them here: The first post is by Seth Goldman ’83 (graduate of Harvard College and Yale School … Continue reading

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A Heartwarming Reunion

Nobles has a longstanding relationship with South Africa and, in particular, the Kliptown Youth Program (KYP). Nobles travelers have worked alongside KYP members during many trips over the last decade. This week, for the first time, Nobles hosted KYP members … Continue reading

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The Art of Appreciating Assembly

During the annual holiday Assembly on Wed., Dec. 12, Middle School students recited “The Power of Light” by Isaac Bashevis Singer, and “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Classics teacher Dan Matlack introduced the performance, taking a moment to thank … Continue reading

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