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Kyra Spence ’14 Bound for Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Kyra Spence ’14 has accepted an admissions offer at Iowa Writers’ Workshop to pursue an MFA in Poetry. The Iowa Writers’ Workshop is considered the top creative writing program in the country by many, and boasts graduates such as Flannery O’Connor and former faculty as Robert Lowell.

Matt Check ’00 Performs for George School

Award-winning musician Matt Check ’00 played songs and shared stories on Facebook Live for more than 800 George School students, alumni, and fans on Thursday, April 2, 2020. The concert was in honor of his 20th reunion and was a way for our community to join together in this time of social distancing. 

The Virtual Classroom: IB HL English

English teacher Melaina Young ’93 is going virtual with book clubs. Her IB HL English juniors have a choice of reading The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison or One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey.

The Virtual Classroom: Global Politics

In her intro video to her students, Meredith Alford ’01 stresses what a fascinating and truly global political moment we are going through right now. She prompts her students to reflect on how the concepts and systems that they have studied in class in the abstract seem very concrete at the moment.

The Virtual Classroom: Film

Faculty and students started Term 3 this week in a virtual classroom, exploring this new learning environment together. Film teacher Scott Seraydarian ’90 began his classes with a short film (naturally) for his students.

Philadelphia Eagles to Install SimpleFuel Station

The Philadelphia Eagles NFL team will install a SimpleFuel station at club’s LEED-certified Lincoln Financial Field stadium, providing green hydrogen energy as part of the new sustainability partnership with PDC Machines.

Heather Henson ’89 Hosts Student Puppetry Workshops

Heather Henson ’89 was back on campus to host a number of creative workshops for students in Dance, Theater, and Film. The creative director of IBEX Puppetry which she founded in 2000, Heather and the organization are devoted to health and healing for the planet through artistic spectacle, outreach, and devotion to the fine art of puppetry.

Richard T. T. Forman ’53 Publishes New Book

Frequently cited as a trailblazer in the fields of landscape, road, and urban ecology, Richard T.T. Forman ’53 is breaking new ground in the field of town ecology. Towns, Ecology, and the Land (2019) is his latest in a distinguished bibliography that includes a well-known textbook (Land Mosaics: The Ecology of Landscapes and Regions).

Jaki Shelton Green ’71 Named Poet Laureate

The ninth North Carolina Poet Laureate and the first African American, Jaki Shelton Green ’71 is using her post to promote not only poetry but social justice. On February 4, 2020, she headlined the annual Writers’ Night at Friends School of Wilmington, and on April 25, she will present at the Literary Changemakers Youth Symposium in Durham.

Walton Exhibit Tells Story of Coal Mining

Caleb Savage ’11 presented his documentary photography exhibit, The Hard Coal Project, in a gallery talk and reception on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Walton Center. His photos range from dynamic images of strip mines and culm banks that overlook the region, to more personal shots of people who populate the area.

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