The Hall Fellow Lectureship is an endowed program that has brought a wide array of accomplished individuals to campus to share their life’s work, experience, and knowledge with the CA community. It was established over 50 years ago by Concord Academy’s Board of Trustees to honor Headmistress Elizabeth B. Hall (1948–1963). The lectureship has featured such notable figures as poet Archibald MacLeish, Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan ’69, Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel, former Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust ’64, 21st-century farmer Sonia Lo ’84, and Ambassador Cynthia Perrin Schneider ’71, to name a few. The Hall Fellow program is a source of great pride for this school, as are the distinguished guests who have served as fellows.
We are pleased to introduce this year’s Hall Fellow, Josh Duboff ’04. Josh is a senior writer at Vanity Fair who covers entertainment and celebrity stories. His work points a lens at the lives of those in the bright spotlight. At a time when young people are increasingly influenced by the actions and choices of popular figures — whom they believe they “know” because of access to their daily lives through social media — Josh provides a window into a world we simply can’t ignore. Josh also co-hosts In the Limelight, Vanity Fair’s weekly pop culture-focused podcast. And he is the writer and director of a comedic web series, Twenty Five, the story of three high school best friends who reunite in New York City, and the author of a play, Scarlett Fever, a romantic comedy that debuted in the New York International Fringe Festival.
We look forward to welcoming Josh to campus on Wednesday, March 27 for an event open to all alumnae/i. Learn more about that event and register to attend here. We know that Josh’s stories will inspire CA students who are developing their own distinctive voices. Congratulations Josh!