Post Tagged with: "special program"

Bill Mckibben Visits Choate

Bill Mckibben Visits Choate

April 21, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At a time when environmental dilemmas continue to have devastating effects on climates around the globe, Bill McKibben, an environmental activist and bestselling author, addressed the Choate community. Mr. McKibben began his presentation by describing the current environmental circumstances, such as the devastating impacts of global warming. He mentioned thatRead More

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mr. Nicholas Kristof answers questions  from Amira Nazar ’17 and Bryce Wachtell ’17 ranging from politics to privilege.

Acclaimed Journalist Nicholas Kristof Shares His Experiences

February 3, 2017 at 6:01 am 0 comments

On Tuesday night, students and faculty gathered for a special program featuring  Mr. Nicholas Kristof — a journalist, author, and op-ed columnist for the New York Times, and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He was invited to speak as part of the Thalheimer Educator in Residence Program, a biennial programRead More

Pictured from left to right: Dr. Jordan Ellenberg, Mr. Bob Woodward, Dr. Tricia Rose, and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Choosing Special Program Speakers: A Special Process

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Most students’ understanding of how a special program speaker is selected may likely be summed up by Mr. Kevin Roger’s, Choate’s Director of Studies, humorous explanation: “We reach out and negotiate and then ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom we have a speaker.” But, of course, “ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom” takes tremendous resources, time, and effort to achieve.Read More

Leland Ben ’17 Aims to Invite Conservative Speaker to Campus

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Several conservative students have recently expressed frustration at Choate for what they claim is its deeply engrained, activist progressive nature. They can’t express their opinion, these students say, because Choate’s ethos shuts them down. Conservative Leland Ben ’17 recently decided to take action. Ben has spent the last couple ofRead More

Deans Explain Music Program Cancellation

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last week, The Choate News reported on the administration’s decision to cancel this year’s special program before Parents’ Weekend, which traditionally takes place on Tuesday evening and features performances from students in various musical ensembles. Mr. James Stanley, Dean of Students, has since elaborated on that decision, which he andRead More

The String Orchestra performing at last fall’s special program prior to Parents’ Weekend.

School Cancels Mandatory Fall Ensemble Performance

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Traditionally, Choate has held a mandatory special program featuring student music ensembles on the Tuesday night before Parent’s Weekend. On the following Friday night, the concert is then performed for the parents. This year, however, it was confirmed by Mr. Stanley that Choate will not be having the concert forRead More

Choate Has a Liberal Revolution and Not Everyone is on Board

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Choate’s version of the First Church of Progressivism and its very secular and sexual sacraments. Over the past year, Americans have been witness to a vast amount of social change, from the legalization of gay marriage to the opposition of North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” toRead More

(From left to right) Jordan Eliot, Alphonso Jones, Caleb Grandoit, and Fred Hechinger performing in Katie  Cappiello's Now That We're Men.

Daring Plays Bring Sexual Assault out of the Shadows

September 30, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

SLUT: The Play and Now That We’re Men: A New Play, written by Katie Cappiello and featuring teenage actors from The Arts Effect of New York City, brought the audience to tears on September 27. SLUT included only female actors while Now That We’re Men included only male actors, eachRead More

Rosalind Wiseman Returns

May 13, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students representing various campus groups had the opportunity to chat with Ms. Rosalind Wiseman, who gave a well-received speech about teenage hook-up culture at a special program this pas fall. Her visit was the first of many to come — Choate has hired Ms. Wiseman and her business partner fromRead More