In the Magazine

Let Us Snap Your Style!

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Across the Quad | Comments Off on Let Us Snap Your Style!

And they did. During a break between classes, on a game day, in the depths of winter, Milton students shared the looks that make them feel good. Predictably, denim makes a solid showing, along with khakis — but so does so-called “elevated activewear,” neat and comfortable pants, tees and jackets that work for class and field, and tout the Milton logo. On their feet: Converse and Vans, iconic L. L. Bean boots, work boots unlaced just so, and classic black high boots topped by socks. Plaid is the rage and “groutfit” is the...

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Hungry? Here’s One Solution. Helson Taveras ’14 and Israel Moorer ’16

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Features | Comments Off on Hungry? Here’s One Solution. Helson Taveras ’14 and Israel Moorer ’16

Hungry? Here’s One Solution.  Helson Taveras ’14 and Israel Moorer ’16

Helson Taveras, a sophomore at Columbia University, strides along West 116th, the heart of campus, passing students whose lives he has already helped to change. At an institution with a $9.6 billion endowment, students are hungry, and Swipes is a solution. Last spring, Helson and his friend Julio Henriquez watched classmates turn to Facebook to connect with other students who had extra meals on their meal plans, asking for an opportunity — coordinating times and locations — to be “swiped” into a campus dining hall. The two were...

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The Big (Green) Room Ophelia Wilkins ’97

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Features | Comments Off on The Big (Green) Room Ophelia Wilkins ’97

The Big (Green) Room  Ophelia Wilkins ’97

“I have always loved making things, craft-y sorts of things,” Ophelia says, “clothes, furniture, pottery — I was really into ceramics at Milton, for instance.” Slight and strong, both understated and definitively stylish in a textured black-on-black dress (“I wish I’d made it, but I didn’t,” she says), Ophelia explains how and why every detail matters in what she’s “making” today. An architect with the firm Kuth Ranieri in San Francisco, Ophelia is working on creating a space where ideas will ignite, and moving...

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In Sight, Spring 2016

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, InSight | Comments Off on In Sight, Spring 2016

Photo by John Gillooly

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Taking Risks and Keeping Cool, Jennie Dundas ’89

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Features | Comments Off on Taking Risks and Keeping Cool, Jennie Dundas ’89

Taking Risks and Keeping Cool,  Jennie Dundas ’89

Making ice cream can be messy, albeit delicious, work. Jennie Dundas ’89 is dressed for a production day — jeans, sneakers, and a pink sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over a required hairnet. Large bags of organic sugar, tubs of pure maple syrup, and boxes of organic pecans line the walls. On this day, 44,000 mini-cups will be filled with four different seasonal flavors of ice cream for JetBlue’s first-class service. Jennie, CEO and co-founder of Blue Marble Ice Cream, based in Brooklyn, is at the production facility in Rhode...

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Buffering the Consumer from Hard Work, John Tucker ’96

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Features | Comments Off on Buffering the Consumer from Hard Work, John Tucker ’96

Buffering the Consumer from Hard Work,  John Tucker ’96

In 2009, Trunk Club launched online. Its mission: create a better way for men to shop for clothes. Trunk Club wanted to make it easier for men to show up at work and on weekends looking good, especially if they had little time and even less inclination to shop. An early player in a burgeoning field, “Trunk Club was a problem solver when it launched, which accounts for its early success,” says John Tucker, co-founder and vice president of member experience. Trunk Club isn’t a designer-to-customer direct sales company. Nor is it a digital...

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Counting on You, Day and Night: The Look and Feel of a Boarding Faculty Member’s Life in 2016

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Features | Comments Off on Counting on You, Day and Night: The Look and Feel of a Boarding Faculty Member’s Life in 2016

Counting on You, Day and Night: The Look and Feel of a Boarding Faculty Member’s Life in 2016

“There’s something remarkable about getting to know a teenage boy over four years,” says Joshua Emmott, Wolcott House head, “to see him as a full person so completely that when life’s key questions come up, it’s natural for him to knock on my door and say ‘I just don’t see how it all connects.’” This year is Joshua’s twelfth — in the history department, and in Wolcott House. “I started on the fourth floor and have lived on every floor,” he says. “This is my third year as house head.” Fortunately, some adults...

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The Milton Incubator for Advanced Programmers

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Classroom | Comments Off on The Milton Incubator for Advanced Programmers

It’s Thursday afternoon during exam week, and a computer lab in the Art and Media Center thrums. Milton’s programming students, laptops spread, are tweaking, honing, perfecting independent projects — it’s noisy “independent” work. Students probe and answer each other’s questions, review lines of friends’ code, wildly gesture to punctuate both frustrations and “aha!” moments. Chris Hales (computer programming faculty) roams the classroom — an open session for exam support that looks and feels like a startup...

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What Did You Say Your New Job Is? Seeding an Openness to Technology Option

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Faculty Perspective | Comments Off on What Did You Say Your New Job Is? Seeding an Openness to Technology Option

Projecting exactly how to integrate new and newer technology into teaching and learning over the years ahead, Milton created a definition of an ideal facilitator. The ideal facilitator, as the concept goes, is an experienced teacher who loves technology — who would seed a culture among educators that routinely considers, tests and supports technology that could be transformative in the teaching and learning process. Mark Connolly and Josh Furst are Milton’s first instructional technologists. They work with faculty across all...

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Building on Virtual Connections: Faculty Advance the Lower School Curriculum

Posted by on Mar 24, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Features | Comments Off on Building on Virtual Connections: Faculty Advance the Lower School Curriculum

Building on Virtual Connections: Faculty Advance the Lower School Curriculum

This past fall, four Lower School faculty visited classrooms and children whom they’d only met over Skype. The Milton teachers spent six days in Spain, eager participants in the activities of Colegio del Pilar, a K–12 school in Madrid, and longtime exchange partner for Milton’s Upper School Spanish students. They were excited to explore possibilities for expanding the connections between Milton’s Lower School and El Pilar’s youngest learners, now that Milton is teaching Spanish in the elementary grades. El Pilar’s service-learning...

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Jazz: Real Time, Real People

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, On Centre | Comments Off on Jazz: Real Time, Real People

Milton students are busy. Tests, papers, plays, sports and activities compete for finite time in a Milton day. So, when students answer the call to volunteer their time and talents, it’s a big deal. Last October, Milton jazz students answered that call many times. Early in the month, ten student musicians performed a spirited set of South African tunes for an audience of hundreds at “Celebrate Milton,” an event hosted by the Town of Milton and supported by our community service program. Mid-month, Class IV jazz students offered their...

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Varsity Football Upends Nobles to Earn Bowl Bid

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, On Centre | Comments Off on Varsity Football Upends Nobles to Earn Bowl Bid

Milton’s varsity football team capped off the storied Milton-Nobles rivalry weekend with a 24–13 win, finishing the season with a 6–2 record. That success earned the team the number two spot in the Independent School League and a NEPSAC Bowl bid. Solid defense and an excellent ground game were key components in the Mustangs’ victory over the Bulldogs. The bowl game invitation was also enabled by a come-from-behind victory over perennial powerhouse Governor’s a week earlier. Trailing 14–13, with time running out, Milton drove the...

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Trustees Elected to the Board in 2015

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, On Centre | Comments Off on Trustees Elected to the Board in 2015

Eleanor Tabi Haller-Jorden ’75 is president and CEO of The Paradigm Forum GmbH, a global think tank and consultancy focused on inventive communications, proactive branding strategies, and experiential learning techniques that help transform organizations. Previously, Tabi was senior vice president of global learning strategies at Catalyst, responsible for initiatives focused on inclusion and innovation in diverse cultural contexts. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Bryn Mawr College and her master’s in industrial relations at the...

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One Perfect Season, Two Classy Teams

Posted by on Mar 18, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Sports | Comments Off on One Perfect Season, Two Classy Teams

Today’s soccer programs showcase Milton sports tradition: sportsmanship; old-fashioned hard work out on the field, rain or shine; practicing skills; working as a team. They also reflect the growth of youth soccer, specifically club programs. Many of today’s players come to Milton with a high level of play and talent. Overall, the mission for boys’ and girls’ teams is to play good soccer. Scoring goals is great, but that is only one part of the game. The boys’ varsity soccer team had a perfect season. They were undefeated and earned...

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Lynsey Addario

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Messages | Comments Off on Lynsey Addario

Lynsey Addario Award-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario was both the Margo Johnson Lecturer and Melissa Dilworth Gold Visiting Artist this fall. Ms. Addario won the Overseas Press Club’s Award for Veiled Rebellion, which documents the plight of women in Afghanistan. She was awarded a MacArthur “Genius Grant” Fellowship, and in 2009 she was part of the New York Times team that won a Pulitzer Prize for her photographs of “Talibanistan.” In 2015, American Photo magazine named her one of the five most influential photographers of the...

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Travis Roy

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Messages | Comments Off on Travis Roy

Travis Roy Twenty years ago, Travis Roy became paralyzed from the neck down when he hit the boards 11 seconds into his first college hockey game. Mr. Roy spoke impassionedly to students about setting goals, meeting challenges, showing respect, and the power of love. He established the Travis Roy Foundation in 1997, to help spinal cord injury survivors and to fund research toward developing a cure. He is the author of Eleven Seconds, and he travels the country sharing his story and message with audiences of all ages. “There are times in life...

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Professor Warren McFarlan ’55

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, In the Magazine, Messages | Comments Off on Professor Warren McFarlan ’55

Professor Warren McFarlan ’55 Professor Warren McFarlan ’55, who has a long and distinguished career in business education, was the 2015 Hong Kong Lecturer. Professor McFarlan earned his A.B. from Harvard University in 1959, and his M.B.A. and D.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1961 and 1965, respectively. He became a full professor at HBS in 1973, and he has held diverse leadership positions at the school since. He is currently a guest professor and co-director of Case Development at the School of Economics and Management,...

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Professor Bonnie Miller

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Messages | Comments Off on Professor Bonnie Miller

Professor Bonnie Miller Professor Bonnie Miller was this year’s Henry R. Heyburn ’39 Speaker. Professor Miller earned her Ph.D. in history at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author of From Liberation to Conquest: The Visual and Popular Cultures of the Spanish-American War of 1898, in which she argues for the importance of visual images in shaping the political debates surrounding the Cuban crisis and the imperial aftermath of the Spanish-American War. At UMass Boston, she teaches courses in visual culture /media studies and American...

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Lieutenant Ben Pariser ’06

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Messages | Comments Off on Lieutenant Ben Pariser ’06

Lieutenant Ben Pariser ’06 Nearly ten years after graduation, Lieutenant Ben Pariser spoke with students as the 2015 Veterans Day Speaker. Mr. Pariser graduated from Brandeis University in 2010, before earning his commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Pariser served with the 443rd Civil Affairs Battalion as a battalion human resources officer and a civil affairs team chief. In 2013, he was assigned to the Headquarters, United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command,...

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Carlos Andrés Gómez

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Messages | Comments Off on Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez Award-winning poet, actor and author Carlos Andrés Gómez challenged students to be their authentic selves and interrogate stereotypes of manhood. Mr. Gómez was this year’s guest speaker at the Latino Association assembly. He is the author of the coming-of-age memoir Man Up: Reimagining Modern Manhood. Nominated for the Pushcart Prize and named Artist of the Year at the 2009 Promoting Outstanding Writers Awards, he co-starred in Spike Lee’s film Inside Man. Mr. Gómez has been featured on NPR, TEDx, Upworthy, MSNBC,...

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Steven Tejada

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Messages | Comments Off on Steven Tejada

Steven Tejada Actor, writer and educator Steven Tejada performed his monologues for students as this year’s Multiculturalism/Community Development speaker. The stories, which combine comedy, drama and real emotions, are reflections on his personal journeys from the streets of the South Bronx to the boulevards of exclusive worlds. Mr. Tejada has performed and spoken at venues throughout the country. He is currently dean of diversity initiatives at the Noble and Greenough School. He also serves on the board of directors of De La Salle Academy...

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Tracy K. Smith

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Messages | Comments Off on Tracy K. Smith

Tracy K. Smith As the Bingham Visiting Writer, poet Tracy K. Smith read from her powerful, sometimes haunting, work during the Martin Luther King Assembly. Ms. Smith is the director of Princeton University’s Creative Writing Program and the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Ordinary Light, shortlisted this fall for the National Book Award in Nonfiction, and three books of poetry. Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize and was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. Ms. Smith’s Duende won the 2006 James Laughlin...

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Daniel Swinton

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Messages | Comments Off on Daniel Swinton

Daniel Swinton Daniel Swinton challenged students’ notions of what constitutes sexual assault by presenting a court case, and asking them — the jury — how they would rule. Mr. Swinton visited campus as the 2015 Talbot Speaker. Mr. Swinton is managing partner of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management, a multidisciplinary risk management consulting firm based in Malvern, Pennsylvania. A specialist in Title IX, bystander intervention, and sexual assault policy and law, he is the author of several peer-reviewed...

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Love the Stranger, by Jay Deshpande ’02

Posted by on Mar 17, 2016 in 2016 Spring Issue, Alumni Authors, In the Magazine | Comments Off on Love the Stranger, by Jay Deshpande ’02

Love the Stranger by Jay Deshpande ’02 YesYes Books, November 2015 Through the wide-eyed study of beauty and the eerie stations of the erotic, Love the Stranger maps the body in its struggle with desire and absence. The poems treat love, kinship and loss as instruments of our own awakening — tools that can help us encounter our own mysteriousness and touch new ground. As they peer into childhood memory, the end of an affair, dream dismemberments, and even Kim Kardashian, the lyrics in Love the Stranger guide us toward the truths hidden...

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