Art students in Jennifer McCandless’s Ceramics II class this fall are making bowls to donate to Empty Bowls, a national effort to address hunger in inner cities.
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Italy, Puerto Rico, British Columbia, Portugal, the Galapagos Islands, and Cambodia are the destinations for this year’s International Education Programs for Loomis Chaffee students offered through the Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies.
On October 16, the Class of 2023 fanned out across campus and into the community to engage with the school’s neighbors and take part in service projects. Freshman Service Day was organized by the Norton Family Center for the Common Good and the Dean of Students Office to add context to Freshman Seminar discussions of altruism, philanthropy, and service.
Loomis Chaffee celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 through October 15 with a series of events honoring the history and culture of Latinx and Hispanic Americans organized by the school’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Entrepreneur Rachel DeCavage of Cinder & Salt joined a community conversation about the economic, environmental, and human costs of today’s “fast fashion” industry in the PHI on October 9.
In recognition of Global Diversity Awareness Month in October, Loomis Chaffee's Alvord Center for Global & Environmental Studies asked five students to share their perspectives as engaged global citizens.
World History classes visited the Christopher Columbus Monument in Hartford on October 1, as part of their study of early European exploration.
The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra (HICO) presented a recital at Loomis Chaffee in the Hubbard Performance Hall on October 8, 2019.
Loomis Chaffee hosted a Music Lesson Faculty Showcase recital on Tuesday, October 1, in the Hubbard Performance Hall.
Congratulations to seniors Maral Asik, Eleanor Peters; juniors Aidan Gillies, Clara Chen, Lily Potter, Zachary Davis, and Janus Yuen; and freshman Calvin Pan for their strong performances in the Debating Association of New England Independent Schools Parliamentary Debate Tournament.
Loomis Chaffee students participated in a Youth Climate Strike demonstration at Connecticut’s State Capitol Building in Hartford on September 20 to demand immediate action on global climate change.
Loomis Chaffee celebrated the work of 18 student writers with an opening reception for the Emerging Writers exhibit in the Richmond Art Center on Tuesday, September 17.
“TRUTH/NO TRUTH,” an exhibition of James Tyler’s sculpture art is on display in the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery through November 1.
Emily Esfahani Smith author of The Power of Meaning: Finding Fulfillment in a World that is Obsessed with Happiness, spoke at an all-school convocation in the Olcott Center on Monday, September 16.
Loomis Chaffee students joined in school-wide Book Chats on Friday, September 13, discussing their selections from 30 fiction and nonfiction titles as part of the school’s Summer Reading Program.
An opening convocation on September 5 concluded Loomis Chaffee’s week-long Opening Days activities and marked the beginning of classes for the 2019–20 school year.
Director of Athletics Sue Cabot has announced that Stephanie Bissett will be the new head varsity girls lacrosse coach at Loomis Chaffee.
“Brickhead,” a large-scale sculpture by James Tyler has been installed in the courtyard of the Richmond Art Center this September in conjunction with an exhibition of his work in the RAC’s Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery.
Senior Ethan Levinbook expanded upon a mentoring program for young musicians that he’d originated in 2017, to include students with limited access to music instruction as part of his Norton Fellowship.
Loomis Chaffee welcomed 22 new faculty and administrators with a wealth of expertise and diverse experiences to the Island in August for the start of the 2019-20 school year.