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On Friday nights throughout the school year, science teacher Jim Kernohan opens Ayer Observatory (above) to the School and the town. The building’s 12-foot dome houses a 12-inch Meade telescope and a smaller dome houses a 9-inch Takahashi reflector. Photo by Bob O’Connor



What’s the Big Idea?

As Robert F. Kennedy ’44 observed, the best ideas—the most daring, and those that make the most profound impact on our world—spring from the minds of people who are unafraid to ask “Why not?” This issue highlights Milton graduates whose ideas are limitless, who challenge outdated assumptions, and who champion new approaches to old problems. On campus, students and teachers celebrate not only thinking but rethinking, and the powerful good that can be achieved when minds are nurtured, compassionate, and free.