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!
How to Engineer Historical Empathy
Two CA classes recently teamed up to bring local history to life. Kim Frederick’s U.S. history research seminar and a mobile apps computer science class taught by Ben Stumpf ’88 created augmented reality history tours to tell the stories of the people—Nipmuc, Wampanoag, English, African, and American—who lived where Concord Academy now sits.
The Man and the Myth: Celebrating MLK
“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability. If you want to have change, you have to fight for it,” historian Kellie Carter Jackson told the CA community during her Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote speech. This thought-provoking statement set the tone for a day of programming centered on social justice through group discussions, creative workshops, and a dance performance.
Documentarian Ken Dornstein P’23 Shares His Search for the Truth in 2022 Centennial Davidson Lecture
At CA, Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Ken Dornstein P’23 shared his riveting life story, a true tale of dogged determination and investigative journalism.