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Faculty Report Noticeable Rise In Grade Inflation in Recent Years

Voicing concern about the recent sharp increase in grade inflation at Phillips Academy, various faculty members have asked the Dean of Studies Office and members of the Academic Council to investigate and take action against this steep and sudden rise. In the winter term of 1974, only 25 percent of the student body qualified for…

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Hearsey Fellow Velez Discusses Af-Lat-Am

Investigating the changing identity of Phillips Academy’s increasing Hispanic population and the role of minority clubs on campus, Amanda Velez ’04 presented her Brace Center Hearsey Fellowship Project on Tuesday in a lecture entitled, “The ‘Lat’ in Af-Lat-Am: Minority Clubs and Identity Formation at PA and Beyond.” Her speech represented the last of three Hearsey…

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Chef Ming Tsai ’82 Performs Cooking Demo for Campus

Filling the halls of the Underwood Room with his signature “East Meets West” aromas, acclaimed chef and television host Ming Tsai ’82 visited campus this past Saturday as the beginning of Phillips Academy’s annual celebration of Asian Arts Week. Sponsored by the Asian Society in conjunction with Andover’s Office of Community and Multicultural Development (CAMD),…

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