Posts in December 2009

  1. POCC 2009-Denver

    [ December 06, 2009 ]

    It was great to go to the People of Color Conference in Denver again this year. Although I was only able to make it for Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon, I was able to see the impressive presentation by Kenji Yoshimo and see two of our faculty members/administrators, Demetra Caldwell and Latoya Allen, present on their work starting an affinity group for students of color, SOC's, in our Lower School. I was also able to catch up with a number of people whom I had not seen for a while. Professor Yoshimo's presentation was very interesting and touching. I liked how he thought we need to move beyond the concept of assimilation and accept difference in a more sophisticated way by ...

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  2. Rosencrantz & Guildenstern

    [ December 06, 2009 ]

    R+G are Dead The Upper School Play this year was Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard. It is an amazing play that looks at Hamlet through the eyes of two of the most insignificant characters of Shakespeare's play and pushes their interpretation of the actions that swirl around them at Elsinore and on the way to England to the fore. Apart from the brilliant performances of a number of our students, the play is an amazing representation of what makes this community special--it is at once an entertaining play but also an inspiringly thoughtful play. So much of our entertainment these days is in ...

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