Friday, January 13       
 

The New Media Landscape: Fake News

During the first Chapel of each semester, I encourage our school community to recommit ourselves to being people of education, enlightenment, and good character. I use a quote from Martin Luther:

The prosperity of a country depends not on the abundance of its revenues, nor on the strength of its fortifications, nor on the beauty of its public buildings; but it consists in the number of its cultivated citizens, in its men [and women] of education, enlightenment, and character; here are to be found its true interest, its chief strength, its real power.

This semester, I tied that encouragement to our need to navigate what some are calling a “post-truth” and “post-fact” world filled with fake news. Fake news is nothing new; in fact, every time the world has seen a new technology capable of spreading information and knowledge, it has also seen a proliferation of fake news—usually used to demonize minorities or opposing groups for political or economic gain. However, the current landscape seems much more dangerous, perhaps because of the powerful technologies available to us that enable the rapid spread of news. In this environment, the need to be Luther’s people of “education, enlightenment, and character” seems particularly acute.

 


 

Faculty Member Featured in Juried Show

Roseanna Prevost, a member of the Academy arts faculty, is being featured in Arts Connect at Catamount Arts, a juried exhibition featuring work by 61 member artists from across New England. The opening takes place on Saturday, January 14 from 5-7 pm at Catamount Arts, and the show runs from January 14 to March 12, 2017.

     

 

 

 

2016-2017 School Calendar

Thursday, January 26
Day Parents' Night

Thursday, February 23 - Friday, February 24
Winter Carnival 

 

 

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Gymnastics photos are here.


Hockey photos are here.


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New students arrived on Monday for orientation.


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Colby Hall on a chilly winter day.

 


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