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.
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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.
Loomis Chaffee hosted a Virtual Family Visit October 29–30 in place of the annual on-campus Family Weekend this year in an effort to avoid the spread of COVID-19.
Advanced history students at Loomis Chaffee interviewed Jelani Cobb, a historian, staff writer at The New Yorker, nominee for the Pulitzer Prize, and the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, for a convocation on October 29.
Members of the Loomis Chaffee Climate Action group and environmental proctors (e-proctors) led an online workshop for school community members who are alarmed about the climate crisis but are unsure of what action to take on October 19.
Despite the unique circumstances of the 2020–21 school year, the Student Council remains flexible and determined to bring lasting change to Loomis Chaffee.
Political scientist Yascha Mounk engaged with Loomis Chaffee Head of School Sheila Culbert in a conversation about current threats to democracies and the rise of populism around the world for a video convocation geared toward juniors and seniors.
Editors of Loomis Chaffee’s student newspaper, The Log, interviewed S.E. Cupp, a conservative political writer, commentator, and CNN host, for a video convocation that was discussed among students in advisory groups on October 22.
Concerned Pelican environmental sustainability leaders began an awareness-raising campaign this week addressing Earth-friendly behaviors on the Island. Loomis Chaffee will celebrate HALFy bEARTHday October 18–23.
Scientists from the Nature Conservancy and Loomis students and faculty planted disease-resistant American elm trees on campus as part of a project related to preserving the ecosystems of the Connecticut River floodplain.
Senior Kennedy Anderson led a tutoring and mentoring program for high school students living near her hometown of Detroit, Michigan, as part of her Norton Fellowship community engagement summer project.
Loomis Chaffee welcomed 12 new teachers and administrators to the school community for the 2020–21 school year.
In collaboration with student leaders, Loomis Chaffee’s Visual Arts Department created the Black Lives Matter Self Portraiture project this fall. Connect to the video news story for more about the project.
Students in Loomis Chaffee’s music and dance programs presented open-air sampler performances in the Rockefeller Quadrangle on October 8.
With the arrival of election season in the United States, three guest speakers will discuss issues of democracy and citizenship with the school community in October as part of the Hubbard Speakers Series.
Loomis Chaffee is celebrating students’ visual art and literary talent this fall with the Emerging Artists and Emerging Writers exhibits, featuring the summer explorations of six student artists and 33 student writers.