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Meet NARI, Your Personal CGI Tutor

Meet NARI, Your Personal CGI Tutor

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

HP Park ’21’s new project NARI is an artificial intelligence chatbot with a fully animated 2D and 3D visual model. Graphics courtesy of HP Park From Siri to Alexa to the nameless Google Home assistant, personal voice assistants are now seen (and heard) in homes all around the world. AtRead More

Library Transitions to A Virtual Setting

Library Transitions to A Virtual Setting

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Graphic by Sesame Gaetsaloe/The Choate News The Andrew Mellon Library has expanded tremendously since the appointment of its new director, Dr. Sherry Marrotte Newman, in 2018. Dr. Marrotte Newman has brought about much change and growth with her vision to make the library the academic hub of Choate.  Over theRead More

Email Sign-offs Better than “Best”

Email Sign-offs Better than “Best”

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

During quarantine, many students find themselves searching for ways to stay in touch, whether through Zoom, texts, or even radio waves. However, no method is as tried and true as the email. Often, you may find yourself using the same few classic email signatures in all your correspondence. Reliable sign-offsRead More

Sheltering in Far-Off Places: Singapore

Sheltering in Far-Off Places: Singapore

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

In March, Singapore was credited with having a model response to the coronavirus pandemic. Two months later, despite access to a premier healthcare system and a variety of resources, Singapore’s confirmed cases grew from a mere 266 to more than 21,000. So, what went wrong?  Singapore sucessfully contained the firstRead More

Closing the Door On Sex Stigma

Closing the Door On Sex Stigma

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Graphic by Sesame Gaetsaloe/The Choate News Visitation has long been a hot topic of discussion on the Choate campus, with many students yearning for a more relaxed policy. The current rules prohibit students of the opposite sex to close the door when in a dorm room together, enter dorms ofRead More

“Hollywood” Is a Dream Come True

“Hollywood” Is a Dream Come True

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Ryan Murphy’s new Netflix mini-series, “Hollywood,” has not been heralded by critics — as publications like Slate and The Verge have argued, the show is far from perfect. There are plot holes, some characters have little narrative drive, and acts of hate and violence are immediately forgotten. It’s easy toRead More

Global Studies Requirement Hinders Schedule Flexibility

Global Studies Requirement Hinders Schedule Flexibility

May 15, 2020 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Graphic by Sesame Gaetsaloe/The Choate News Every Choate student, sooner or later, feels the looming shadow of the Contemporary Global Studies graduation requirement. Instead of taking the electives they’re interested in, many freshmen take ​classes such as Contemporary Issues, World Religions, or Peace and Justice during their first year inRead More

Hidden Agendas in Governments’ Responses to the Coronavirus

Hidden Agendas in Governments’ Responses to the Coronavirus

May 1, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

Checkpoint near Yaotai in Guangzhou, China. The country closed the region to Africans. Photo courtesy of The Guardian Instead of recognizing Covid-19 as a common enemy, world leaders have channeled nationalist and discriminatory practices, reflecting a global trend of leaders around the world prioritizing politics and image over cooperation andRead More

Dr. Keith Hinderlie Steps Down, New Equity Director Announced

Dr. Keith Hinderlie Steps Down, New Equity Director Announced

May 1, 2020 at 6:00 am Comments are Disabled

After four years as Choate’s Director of Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Hinderlie is leaving his position. Photo courtesy of Hinderlie and Associates In early March, Director of Equity and Inclusion Dr. Keith Hinderlie announced that he will not be returning to Choate for the 2020-2021 academic year. Since 2016, asRead More

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Covid-19 Update

 

In late March, as the threat from the coronavirus pandemic escalated, Choate Rosemary Hall closed its campus and transitioned to a system of distance learning. Although the staff of The Choate News is now scattered across the globe, it will continue to do the vital work of gathering and reporting the news of the community it loves. The Choate News will not publish a print edition this spring, and this website will be the primary outlet for our reporting. We hope you will find this work valuable.

 

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