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Frigid Winter Weather Prompts Chase to Call Head of School Day

Though the forecast called for cold temperatures, not snow, the announcement of last Friday’s Head of School Day brought a flurry of discussion to campus over the early use of the traditional holiday. Dean of Students Marlys Edwards explained the Academy’s rationale behind the day. “The winter term contains the shortest number of teaching classes…

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Abbot Grants Awarded

Inspired by her father’s battle with Multiple Sclerosis and the difficulties he faced when visiting the Phillips Academy campus, Chloe Hurley ’05 looked to the Abbot Academy Association for funding to design a map of campus access points for those suffering from mobility impairments. She was not let down. Awarding this year’s fall grants, the…

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Campus Warned of Sex Offender

The Phillips Academy campus is on alert after the Public Safety Department cautioned students in an e-mail about the presence of a registered sex offender in the town of Andover. The e-mail message, which included links to photographs and physical descriptions, also identified a second man who has been ordered to remain off campus for…

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Seeing Red and Feeling Blue About Brown: Chris Lynch ’04 Continues College Search

The following article is the second part of an annual series that follows a particular Phillips Academy Senior throughout the college admissions process. The thick envelope Brown University Early Decision applicant Chris Lynch ’04 had been expecting did not arrive over the holiday break, as the college’s admission committee voted to defer its decision on…

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Rampell ’06 Prevents Danger On High Seas: Patents Helmet

After being hit in the head by the boom of his sailboat one time too many, Palmer Rampell ’06 invented the Rampell Cap to protect sailors’ heads from those dangerous booms. Rampell, who lives in Palm Beach, Florida, first decided that swinging booms were a problem when he attending a summer sailing camp in 2001….

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