2021–22 Orientation Welcomes New Students to CA
From Friday, August 27, through Monday, August 30, the Student Life Office hosted Orientation for over 100 new CA students and families. New community members gathered on campus to learn about CA’s culture and traditions and to prepare for the school year ahead. Students in attendance connected with fellow classmates and Orientation Leaders, returning students who welcomed newcomers to campus and shared their CA expertise. Students also met their advisors, heard from administrators, and engaged in Community and Equity programming. Other activities included group games around campus and a celebratory square dance in the Academy Garden. We look forward to starting the year with these wonderful additions to our community. Welcome to CA!
Rethinking Call-Out Culture: Loretta J. Ross Speaks to Schools across the U.S. through New Roads Critical Conversations Series
In her work as an activist and teacher, Loretta J. Ross says she leads with “grace, love, and respect” as opposed to “blame, shame, and punishment.” She believes in the power of accountability though calling others in rather than calling them out.
In 2010, independent journalist Wen Stephenson wrote his first long personal essay about climate change and activism. “Walking Home from Walden” gave him a form to wrestle with his awakening to the climate crisis with help from 19th century transcendentalist writer Henry David Thoreau.
2021 Joan Shaw Herman Award Recipient Dr. Leslie Davidson ’66 Speaks About Service and Public Health with CA Students
Throughout her professional and academic career, physician Leslie Davidson ’66 has focused on meeting communities’ needs. “You have to be linked to the population of the community you are serving,” Davison said during a talk she gave at Concord Academy on November 12.