Above: Students pose at a 99th birthday photo booth in the Main School Building in celebration of the 99th anniversary of Concord Academy’s founding on April 22, 1922. The campus community also honored the occasion by supporting the Annual Fund, sharing messages of gratitude, and enjoying some delicious doughnuts.
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“It was like they were trying to kill hope in America the year I was born,” CNN host, political commentator, and author Van Jones said at the start of a discussion through the Critical Conversations speaker series on January 20. Jones, who was born in 1968, the same...
“How do we begin the hard work of self-reflection and opening our hearts to others we’ve been taught to fear?” Director of Community and Equity Grant Hightower posed this question during his opening remarks at CA’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration on Monday, January 17. Throughout the day set aside for talks, group activities, and interactive workshops, students selected from a wide variety of opportunities to engage in learning and reflection—many of them led by Concord Academy students as well as faculty.
Environmental Symposium: Ben Stumpf ’88 Encourages All to Bring Their Strengths to the Climate Justice Movement
Gretchen Roorbach, CA science teacher and organizer of the Environmental Symposium, introduced the third and final speaker in the lecture series as one of her environmental role models. Her colleague Ben Stumpf ’88 has been teaching computer science, film, and graphic design at Concord Academy for nearly 20 years and has been involved with the climate movement for almost as long.