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Pelican Scoop Podcast

The Pelican Scoop is a podcast about life at Loomis Chaffee. In Community Time episodes of the podcast, we hear from faculty and staff about their areas of expertise, interesting facts about them, and their roles on the Island. Podcasts are released roughly once a month and dive into events and issues of interest on campus.

Featured Episodes

Dr. Erica Gerace on Guided Research Projects

Dr. Erica Gerace speaks with us about the Science Department's Guided Research Projects, one of Loomis Chaffee's distinctive programs for advanced science students.

Mathematics at Loomis: No Limits
 

Joe Cleary and Hudson Harper, the chair and assistant chair of the mathematics department, discuss opportunities for students with a passion for the subject.

Pearse Hub for Innovation, PHI

Scott MacClintic and Jen Solomon, Director and Associate Director of Innovation respectively, on the Pearse Hub for Innovation, the PHI, which is currently under construction as part of Loomis Chaffee’s new campus center.

Aarman's Watch

Student Aarman tells his math teacher about an interesting — and impromptu — math problem he solved while an audience member at his younger brother's spelling bee.
 

Students Loren & Simone


Loren and Simone—who come from opposite ends of the United States and quickly became good friends in Cutler Hall last fall—reflect on how they met, their first year at Loomis, and their hopes for the future.

Artist Mohamad Hafez


Mohamad Hafez's work reflects the inherent conflict between the influences of East and West that are part of his identity, and echoes the political turmoil in the Middle East through the compilation of found objects, paint, and scrap metal.
 

George P. Shultz '38

Former U.S. secretary of state George P. Shultz '38 paid a return visit to the Island for a question-and-answer session with Head of School Sheila Culbert in front of an all-school audience on October 27, 2017.

Campus Center Architect Sam Olshin

We hear a conversation among Sam Olshin, the architect for the new campus center; Student Council vice president Sarah Bennett; and Pelican Scoop director Keller Glass.

Science and the Common Good

Science teacher Neil Chaudhary '05 presented his lecture “Science and the Common Good” to members of Loomis Chaffee’s Class of 2021 gathered for a special Freshman Seminar class on January 30.

Dark Matter

Loomis Science teacher James Sainz talks to visiting researcher Alissa Monte about dark matter, scientific inquiry, and her work with the international research project, "The Darkside Collaborative."

Who was Nancy Toney?

We sit down with Archives Director, Karen Parsons, to talk about a fascinating painting by one of Loomis Chaffee's founders.

Sand Mandala

Pelican Scoop director Keller Glass shares audio he recorded of Tibetan monks preparing a traditional sand mandala in Founders Chapel.

Arabic Program

Faculty member Ludmila Zamah and senior Anika Bhargava drop by to talk about Loomis' innovative Arabic program.


Community Time

Community Time episodes are brief, usually around three minutes, and are released on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Eric LaForest's Worst Job

We hear from Eric LaForest about his worst, and his first job.

  

Lena Sadowitz talks about the Learning Resource Center

We hear from Lena Sadowitz about the Learning Resource Center.

  

Sara Deveaux Talks About the Kravis Center for Excellence in Teaching

We speak with Sarah Deveaux about her new role as Director of the Kravis Center for Excellence in Teaching.

  

Physics Teacher Ed Pond's First Job

Physics teacher Ed Pond tells us about his first job.

  

Eric LaForest on Taking Action

We talk with Eric LaForest, Director of the Norton Family Center for the Common Good.

  

Physics and Water Polo

One of the interesting things about the boarding school environment is that most of the teachers also coach, and they bring their expertise from the classroom with them. Today we hear from swimming and water polo coach Ed Pond about how physics informs his coaching.

  

Finding Arabic in English

Arabic teacher Ludmila Zamah joins us for Community Time as we ask her about English words with Arabic origins.