Loomis Chaffee students and faculty gathered virtually for a series of activities honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. during the week of January 18–21.
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Students in the Loomis Chaffee Orchestra met with award-winning classical musician and composer Carlos Simon while working on their interpretation of his original composition, “An Elegy: A Cry From The Grave,” on Friday, January 15.
The national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. is a “bittersweet moment” every year for author and journalist Jeff Johnson, who addressed an all-school audience on Monday, January 18, to kick off Loomis Chaffee’s week of programming honoring Dr. King’s life and legacy.
Three Loomis Chaffee student musicians joined music students from across the country for the 2020 National Association of Music Educators All-National Honors Ensembles, a two-day virtual music festival on January 7–8.
Recently retired Loomis Chaffee faculty member Fred Seebeck has been awarded the inaugural Lena M. Chen M.D. ’87 Faculty Prize for Mentoring.
Loomis Chaffee's Climate Action Group continues to sound the alarm about global warming. Students spoke recently with congressional aides to lobby for legislation that would reduce carbon emissions through a fee and dividend exchange program.
“Design Warrior,” a collection of Mulan-inspired shoes created by Ruthie Davis ’80, is on display in the Richmond Art Center and online, and Ruthie spoke with students about her experience as an entrepreneur in the fashion business during a webinar on December 11.
U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations Dustin Liu spoke with seniors in Loomis Chaffee’s Global & Environmental Studies Certificate program on December 8 and 10 at seminars focused on developing skills for youth activism.
Despite pandemic limitations, the holiday spirit endures across the Loomis Chaffee community as students, faculty, and staff have continued to find ways to engage in seasonal giving before the start of Winter Break on December 18.
The Loom, Loomis Chaffee’s student literary publication, published its Fall 2020 online edition on December 11, featuring a collection of original creative writing and artwork by students on the theme of “Blues.”
The final projects for five Loomis Chaffee students in the Fall 2 term of Digital Art & Media Design, a visual arts course, are featured in “Package the Intangible,” an online exhibition of their work.
Former U.S. Secretary of State George P. Shultz ’38 turned 100 on December 13. A group of Shultz Fellows, members of a student club inspired by the former secretary of state, gathered to write messages on a greeting card for the fellow Pelican.
Launched in November, the Black Alumni Mentoring Program, which sprung from a groundswell of alumni enthusiasm, aims to pair interested students with trained alumni mentors who will help them through their journey at Loomis Chaffee and beyond.
Author and environmentalist Carolyn Finney spoke about environmental injustice at a seminar for seniors in Loomis Chaffee’s Global and Environmental Studies Certificate program on November 5 and 8.
Interdisciplinary artist Sandra Bouguerch spent the week of October 26–30 with the Loomis Chaffee community presenting, creating, and exhibiting her artwork in the Richmond Art Center as the school’s first virtual Visiting Artist.
Four Loomis Chaffee seniors joined a group of more than 200 of their peers from around the world for the 2020 Student Sustainable Development Goals Summit, a student-directed online activism forum on November 7–8.
Loomis Chaffee Trustee Courtney Ackeifi ’06 gave a presentation to Loomis students on Wednesday, November 11, about her education and career in the biomedical sector and her experience discovering and delivering new medical therapies to market.
When boarding students arrived on campus in October, nine students moved into Loomis Chaffee’s first all-gender living and learning community on the third floor of Flagg Hall.
The ancient story of Antigone unfolded in the firelit Ratté Quadrangle last week during a three-night run of the play Antigonick by Anne Carson, performed and produced by the Loomis Chaffee Performing Arts Department.
Nine Loomis Chaffee alumni have rejoined the Island community as interns this fall to help support faculty with the additional demands of providing a boarding school learning experience amidst the pandemic.