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The Mad Year

It seems quite safe to say, with the past year now comfortably over and buried forever in the annals of history, that 2002 truly was the “mad year.” Politically, it is hard to salvage even the smallest silver lining from the year. The Arab world continues to hate us for killing Afghan civilians with seeming…

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Where Did All The Money Go?

Get out your checkbooks. Drain your Fleet accounts. It’s that time of year again. No, I am not talking about the recent holiday season, but about the events that shortly follow after the final Christmas tree ornament, snugly wrapped in tissue paper, has been placed in its storage box, and the last sparkling bulbs have…

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Beauty Before the Athletic Requirement

There are certain natural forces that govern everything that we humans do. We desire to be loved; perhaps that is why we allow ourselves to love others. We desire money, even money from questionable Saudi sources. However, there is one force that reigns high above the rest, significantly affecting human behavior. No, it is not…

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The Morals of the Prince’s Money

A few weeks ago I heard the name “Andover” mentioned on the television in my hotel room. I rushed out into the living room to see the television tuned to CNN showing a clip of Eric Liu, a former advisor to the Clinton administration and a speaker at an All-School Meeting last school year. Mr….

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Oil Rigged

Response to criticism from The Washington Post, Boston Globe, New York Sun Times, CNN, Newsweek, and others: Hey, we asked for it. On December 31, Andover issued an official statement declaring that yes, we have accepted $500,000 from Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal for the George H. W. Bush Scholarship Fund. Never mind that…

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