Last spring, George School’s college counseling office hosted, Exploring and Celebrating the Path to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a virtual panel discussion introducing students to HBCUs and their unique distinctions.
In a recent opinion piece on ScientificAmerican.com, Sarah Dunphy-Lelii ’96 explored “The Weirdness of Watching Yourself on Zoom” from the standpoint of cognitive development. The chair of Bard College’s psychology program discussed how young children’s growing understanding of their own image evolves into adult perceptions of themselves in mirrors and now, the ubiquitous Zoom chat.
The Wise Prize for Distinguished Teaching is an endowed gift from Brian Wise ’93 and his wife Nastaran. It will be awarded every two years to a faculty member to recognize sustained and distinguished teaching by faculty members whose demonstrated enthusiasm and excellence influences both students and colleagues.
I write, on behalf of the Board of Trustees, to reinforce Sam Houser’s message of July 9, 2020. We, as a board, carry our responsibility to George School with weight and care. That includes ensuring our school lives up to its mission to provide a nurturing and robust educational environment for all our students. We are reading the @BlackatGeorgeSchool Instagram posts with this interest and care. We are listening.
The Black@GeorgeSchool Instagram account is an important platform. To those who have contributed to the account and found other ways to share their stories, I am thankful for your open-hearted honesty, and your care and concern that George School lives up to its ideals. I appreciate you and look forward to gathering online soon.
Through the generosity of two donors, George School has created two new Distinguished Faculty Chairs. These gifts recognize the vital importance of teaching to the mission and the history of pedagogical innovation and achievement at George School.
Beyond Meat founder and CEO Ethan Brown ’89 demonstrated the power of partnership as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. The partnerships reflect Ethan’s oft-cited Beyond Meat goal of using food as a vehicle for change.
Two George School graduates are half of the organizing team behind Fuel the Fight Bucks County, which is raising funds to purchase meals from local restaurants and provide them to workers in area hospitals. Danielle Tuller ’11, an MBA student who returned to Newtown from studying at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and Mike Mirande ’11, a doctor of pharmacy student at Jefferson School of Pharmacy were inspired to support those hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis.