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Faculty Vote For More Lenient PA Sports Program

Shortly after winter vacation commenced, the Phillips Academy faculty “voted to vote” on an amended athletic requirement. The vote, which occurred on December 17, signals an encouraging victory for the student body. The results of the faculty vote show that they agree with the opinion held by most students that the requirement should be made…

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Dalton Promotes Book On Book TV and C-SPAN 2

As part of a two-month, nationwide publicity campaign for the recently published Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life, Phillips Academy Instructor in History and Social Science Kathleen Dalton appeared before a national television audience in a Barnes and Noble Booksellers branch in Walnut Creek, California, in last weekend’s Book TV and C-SPAN2 broadcast of a December…

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Retired History Instructor Mary Minard Dies at Age 65

Life-long Phillips Academy resident Mary Minard AA ’55 recently passed away only a year and a half after retiring as an Instructor in History and Social Science. For this former faculty child, who grew up on this campus, attended school at Abbot Academy, and taught for the Abbot and PA History departments, the ordinary was…

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Crisis Management Team Tackles Backpack Hazard

Returning to PA after winter break, students learned that backpacks in Commons could no longer be dropped randomly on the floor but must be placed behind designated red taped lines, to ensure the safety of the student body in an emergency evacuation situation. Dean of Students Marlys Edwards believes, “The red lines are necessary for…

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Saudi Prince’s $500k Gift Attracts Media Coverage

Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has sparked a stream of controversy and media attention after donating $500,000 to the Phillips Academy George H. W. Bush ’42 Scholarship Fund. Bin Talal, the sixth richest man in the world according to Forbes magazine, attempted to donate $10 million to the September 11th fund in 2001. Former New…

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