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Refinery29 Shows That Adaptability Can Be Just as Important as Creativity: Davidson Lecturers Philippe von Borries ’97 and Justin Stefano ’98

April 07, 2017

On April 6, Justin Stefano ’98 and Philippe von Borries ’97 returned to their alma mater to present the 2016–17 Davidson Lecture and speak with students and faculty over lunch. They also gave a CATalk to families and alumnae/i that evening in Kendall Square, tracing their zigzagging path from some humble origins. Read more about how they built the world’s largest media company focused on women and the advice they had for CA students.

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Emma Quinn ’09: A Naval Officer on Okinawa

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Emma Quinn ’09 has built a career as a naval officer in the Marine Corps. She views the military as a critical nonpartisan tool of U.S. foreign policy.

Timothy Bergreen ’82: Fighting the Good Fight on Behalf of U.S. Intelligence

May 25, 2017

A passion for foreign policy led Timothy Bergreen ’82 to become a watchdog over national security programs, as minority deputy staff director of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

CA Farmers: Back to the Land, and the Lab

May 25, 2017

A number of CA alumnae/i are embracing the challenge of farming for reasons that are political, aesthetic, economic, and intellectual. They’re doing it in ways both traditional and high-tech.

Sarah Russell ’87: A Champion Then and Now

May 25, 2017

Earning plaudits for her athletic prowess is nothing new to Sarah Russell ’87, who has become a world-class triathlete.

Have Camera, Will Shoot: 2016–17 Hall Fellow Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64

May 19, 2017

“Path? There was no path,” says Eleanor Bingham Miller ’64, and laughs, when asked how she ended up in documentary filmmaking. When she graduated from Concord Academy, the medium she loved, television, was dominated by the studio system, and by men. So it was a chance encounter with a new technology, a small, portable video camera — the Sony Portapak — along with an irreverent inclination, that launched her career as a pioneering videographer and documentary producer in the early 1970s.

2016–17 Davidson Lecture: Refinery29, Philippe von Borries ’97 and Justin Stefano ’98

April 7, 2017

On April 6, Justin Stefano ’98 and Philippe von Borries ’97 returned to their alma mater to present the 2016–17 Davidson Lecture and speak with students and faculty over lunch. They also gave a CATalk to families and alumnae/i that evening in Kendall Square, tracing their zigzagging path from some humble origins. Read more about how they built the world’s largest media company focused on women and the advice they had for CA students.

You’re Invited to a CATalk in Boston on April 6

March 28, 2017

You are invited to join fellow CA alumnae/i, parents and friends  for good food, drink and conversation as we welcome Philippe von Borries ’97 and Justin Stefano ’98, co-founders of Refinery29, to talk about the future of digital media. The event will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., CATalk at 7:00 p.m. at the Kimpton Hotel Marlowe in Cambridge, MA. Spouses and other guests welcome. $15 per person. Kindly RSVP here.

Colin Levin ’03: A Talented & Determined Opera Baritone

March 8, 2017

Last Thursday, the school gathered to hear the story and songs of Colin Levin ’03. A professional opera singer and voice teacher, Levin filled the chapel with his voice, his story, and with his self-deprecating humor.

CA Alumnae/i in the News

February 8, 2017

Check out our first edition of “CA in the News”, where we highlight some of our spoken about or published peers. This month we feature “Serial” producer Sarah Koenig ’86, CEO of dating app Hater Brendan Alper ’05, Michelle Obama speechwriter Dave Cavell ’02, and award-winning filmmaker Dakin Henderson ’04.

Deadline for Joan Shaw Herman Award Nominations is February 20

February 8, 2017

The Concord Academy Alumnae/i Association welcomes nominations for the 2017 Joan Shaw Herman Award. We hope you will take a moment to learn more about this special honor and consider members of our community who demonstrate the power of service. The deadline to submit nominations is February 20, 2017.

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