On December 11, hosted by CA’s Social Justice Club, Caroline Griswold Short ’06 spoke with around 30 community members as part of CA’s Lunch and Learn series, a new opportunity in the 2020–21 school year for Concord Academy alumnae/i to connect with current students and share their expertise. Short spoke about her work as the director of programing at Generation Hope, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit that helps teen parents earn college degrees while also helping prepare their children for kindergarten.
CA welcomed two new Wilcox Fellows for the 2020–21 academic year: Zora Vermilya in English and Shamime Shaw in the film program. Begun in 2000, this fellowship program identifies and nourishes talented teachers from groups underrepresented on independent school faculties. Fellows are mentored by a colleague, and they workshop pedagogy with both experienced and new faculty members. Half-time teaching loads allow fellows to put energy into developing expertise and skill in their fields and engagements across school life.
Through the We Are America Project, co-founded by Jessica Lander ’06 and her former students at Lowell High School in Massachusetts, young people around the United States are making history personal by telling their own stories of migration, family, community, loss, friendship, and belonging. Their voices are starting a national conversation about what it means to be American.
Robert Munro, Concord Academy’s new dean of academic program and equity, is tasked with envisioning how equity, sustainability, and social justice can be woven into the fabric of CA’s rigorous academics; building institutional capacity among leadership, faculty, and staff around diversity, equity, and inclusion; and inspiring a community already engaged in this work to delve deeper. Read this Q&A to learn how Munro is approaching his charge to help CA evolve in accordance with its mission.
In a typical spring, Concord Academy’s senior projects presentation is a brief, intense event, as seniors armed with poster board, models, and PowerPoint slides pack into the Ransome Room or SHAC atrium, ready to share with faculty and fellow students what they have learned about topics like sustainable eating or mass incarceration. In spring 2020, when school went remote, seniors had to adapt their presentations for an online audience. For some, that meant out-of-the-box thinking, and videos instead of posters. For others, it meant a process — and final product — even better than they originally imagined.
Professionals in emergency medicine in the U.S. are used to seeing the effects of health inequities every day. As the coronavirus is testing hospitals, young doctors, nurses, and medical scribes are learning on the job. For our cover story, six CA graduates providing critical care to COVID-19 patients — Kara Huston ’03, Kimon Ioannides ’03, Fred Milgrim ’08, Benchize Fleuraguste ’12, Jazmin Londono ’12, and Lindsay Klickstein ’15 — shared why, faced with overwhelming challenges, they have redoubled their commitment to helping those in greatest need.
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In his latest film, a documentarian explores the enduring impact of the Harlem Children’s Zone.
This public health leader has devoted her career to improving the health of women and girls in some of the world’s poorest countries.
Over the summer and into the fall, three Concord Academy students completed internships at the Robbins House, a center of African American life and history in Concord, Mass.