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Erby Mitchell ’98 heads admissions at elite school and admits President Obama’s daughters

Erby Mitchell '98 had no idea he would meet and greet President Barack Obama's family when he moved to Washington, D.C., to take a new job in 2007. But last fall after the presidential election, Michele Obama and her daughters, Sasha and Malia, came to visit Sidwell Friends School, where Erby is director of admissions [...]

2018-09-11T12:04:32-04:00May 1st, 2009|Categories: Spring 2009|Tags: , , |

Alumna’s work with Hispanic community in Maine is her calling

Small and determined, she walks toward the altar as if drawn by the pull of a greater purpose. At the Spanish-language Mass where she assists - and in all her efforts elsewhere - her purpose is to honor the dignity of each human being, no matter their nationality or green card status. It propels the [...]

2018-09-11T12:05:47-04:00May 1st, 2009|Categories: Spring 2009|Tags: , , |

Professor wins grant for geology research

Natural sciences professor Johan Erikson has received a two-year $50,000 grant that he and two student researchers will use to examine geologic processes affecting the mineral composition of early post-Ice Age sediments in Maine." The research has implications for interpretation of long-term climate changes and their effects on the landscape," says Erikson, who was trained [...]

2018-09-11T12:08:04-04:00May 1st, 2009|Categories: Spring 2009|Tags: , |

Men’s basketball team wins championship…and our hearts

February Fabulous led to March Madness for the men's basketball team, as it headed to the NCAA national tournament after clinching its first Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship in just its second year as a member of the conference. At the GNAC Championship game on the Monks home court, up-beat excitement showed in the waves [...]

2018-09-11T12:06:02-04:00May 1st, 2009|Categories: Spring 2009|Tags: , |

Faculty expertise spans the spectrum

Interview with science professor to air on TV An interview with environmental sciences professor Mark Green will appear on ResearchChannel this spring as part of a 14-part series about National Science Foundation-funded research on climate change. Dr. Green will discuss his research on how ocean acidification affects the survival of shellfish for the show's eighth [...]

2018-09-11T12:07:40-04:00May 1st, 2009|Categories: Spring 2009|Tags: , |

“Write me a letter.”

Beyond English class: one professor's assignment reveals the power of writing across the curriculum Writing Across the Curriculum programs throughout the country have two major goals: to help students improve their writing and to help students improve their overall learning by writing to learn. Writing can be highly effective in processing information, gaining new insights, [...]

2018-09-11T12:06:08-04:00May 1st, 2009|Categories: Spring 2009|Tags: , , |

Beyond the ‘cop shop’

Criminal justice major emphasizes sociology and social work background The criminal justice field has gone mainstream. Hit TV shows like Law & Order, Forensic Files, and CSI combine hard-boiled detective work with the latest in high-tech forensic science. You might say prime time favors police work. But what about in the real world? "TV crime [...]

2018-09-11T12:07:10-04:00May 1st, 2009|Categories: Spring 2009|Tags: , , |