Articles by: Papin Chirathivat '19

New Faculty Chairs

September 22, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Dean of Faculty, Ms. Katie Levesque announced three faculty chairs during Convocation this year. The Independence Foundation Chair was awarded to math teacher Ms. Kristin Chin; The Alan and Kempner Chair was awarded to Director of the Kohler Environmental Center, Mr. Joe Scanio; and the Wachtell Chair was awarded toRead More

Mr. James leads an English class discussion.

Mr. James Steps Down from 43-Year Tenure as Faculty

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Mr. Doug James is retiring this academic year after forty-three years of commitment to the Choate Community. Mr. James was born and raised in Syracuse, New York. He attended a public school in Syracuse, and from there he went to Princeton University, where he majored in Political Science. During hisRead More

The Kohler Environmental Center, a leading environmental research and education center, opened in 2011.

KEC Wins Prestigious Architectural Award

May 12, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The home of Choate’s cutting-edge environmental research and education program, the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC), was awarded the 2017 AIA/CAE Educational Facility Design Award of Excellence by the American Institute of Architects on Wednesday, April 26. AIA’s awards committee chair wrote in a letter, “If you believe, as I do,Read More

New St. John Brings Delight and Questions

New St. John Brings Delight and Questions

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The world-class, state-of-the-art St. John Hall Student Center officially opened to the community on Monday, April 10. This 37,000 square foot building, located in the heart of campus, was designed to enhance the student experience at Choate. Director of Student Activities Mr. Jim Yanelli said, “Students always interact collaboratively, butRead More

CERG Hosts First Successful Forum

April 7, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, March 28, Choate’s Current Events Research Group (CERG) hosted a forum in Elman Auditorium to provide information for those planning to attend a protest or take other direct actions for a cause. The forum, entitled “Protest 101”, was the first of several events planned by CERG to prepareRead More

Students taking Journalism have mixed reactions to the teachers’ non-traditional grading systems.

Beyond the Letter Grades

February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At an academically competitive institution like Choate, the pressure to excel often drives students to work hard and obtain the highest grades in all classes. However, while all course grades are recorded on transcripts using a traditional letter system, a vast array of grading systems are present within different classes.Read More

English Department to Add More Variety to Senior Course Offerings

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The English Department will restructure the sixth form English curriculum for the 2017-2018 academic year. Next year, Choate will allow seniors to choose between taking a year-long course, or 3 one-term classes. The year-long courses are Classical Tradition, The Humanities Course (formerly Humanities Sequence), Voices of Empire: Post-Colonial Literature, andRead More

Visitation Rights Extended into Study hours for Senior Class

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the first time, Choate has extended visitation hours to include the first half of study hours for the entire Class of 2017. The new hours went into effect on January 11. The deans say they will evaluate the effects of these changes to visitation to decide whether or notRead More

Dr. Diamond, Director of Health Services, talks to SHAC in the Spears Common Room.

Student Committee to Serve as Liaison to Health Center

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

From long wait times to inefficient practices, many students have complaints about the health center. To address these concerns, student leaders Elena Turner ’17 and Audrey Sze ’17 spearheaded an initiative to create a health center committee, Student Health Advisory Council (SHAC), to address student concerns with the health center. Read More