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New England Prep Schools Share In Financial Trouble

With the recent instability of financial markets contributing to a tenuous economic situation for investors around the world, it is not surprising that some of Phillips Academy’s peer schools have experienced the same decrease in endowment income and funds that forced the Board of Trustees to make considerable cuts to the operating budget. Many other…

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Faculty Members Receive Sabbatical Grants to Pursue Individual Projects

Allowing faculty members to take paid leaves of absences from teaching duties to pursue interests relating to their particular fields, Phillips Academy granted 13 sabbaticals for the upcoming school year. Although the program permits veteran teachers to take year-long sabbaticals, many teachers nevertheless chose to separate their leaves into terms to be used throughout their…

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Catholic Priest Clark Addresses Scandals, Future of the Church

Speaking to members of the Phillips Academy community in a Friday forum sponsored by the Catholic Student Fellowship (CSF) and an Abbot Academy (AA) grant, Father William Clark delivered a lecture entitled, “The Catholic Church: What’s Going On?” A professor at Holy Cross College, Father Clark expressed his opinions about “the abuse crisis, the current…

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Trustee Oscar Tang ’56 Sponsors Summer Faculty Trip to China

Having fled war-torn China as a child, Phillips Academy Charter Trustee Oscar Tang ’56 has achieved phenomenal success in the business world and become the school’s largest alumnus contributor. Mr. Tang has donated more than $15 million to the school over the last several years and sponsored a summer trip to China for 17 faculty…

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Voters Select Asplundh-Smith, Levenback, Wang As Final Student Council Presidential Hopefuls

After weeks of heated campaigning by the six remaining candidates in the race to succeed Kanyi Maqubela ’03 as Phillips Academy Student Council president, the student body cast its final ballots of the winter term this past Wednesday, narrowing the pool to three finalists. Allegra Asplundh-Smith ’04, Sam Levenback ’04, and Fan Wang ’04 advanced…

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