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Planning Committee Meets To Review School’s Priorities

The Strategic Planning Committee met for the first time earlier this month to begin its reevaluation of Phillips Academy’s overall mission and priorities for the next five years. The planning process includes the Board of Trustees, faculty members, alumni, and students, who will work together throughout the year to establish a set of directional goals…

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Former Dean Dissette Passes Away After Prolonged Illness

Former Phillips Academy Dean of Admissions and founding Director of the International Academic Partnership Jeannie Ford Dissette died three weeks ago at the age of 54. Ms. Dissette, who passed away September 6 in Rockport, Maine after a long illness, sued the Academy in 1998, claiming she had been wrongly fired two years previously. Two…

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Claire Collery And Paul Engelhardt Win Lower Rep Elections

Claire Collery ’06 and Paul Engelhardt ’06 will represent the Lower class on the Phillips Academy Student Council this year after winning a majority of votes in the annual election. The pair joined candidates Daniel Bacon ’06, Tobey Duble ’06, Anna Ho ’06, Steve Kim ’06, and Catherine Wright ’06 in Kemper Auditorium Wednesday night…

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Blue Book Change Requires Students To Respond to All Questioning in DC

According to a Blue Book rule new this year, now students must respond to all questions posed by the Cluster Deans and community members present at a Discipline Committee. The addition to the disciplinary guidelines now reads, “failure to cooperate in an investigation when involved in a rule infraction” is a violation punishable by a…

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Friar Francisco Nahoe ’80 Returns to PA Campus As New Catholic Chaplain and English Teacher

This fall, Phillips Academy welcomes a unique addition to its faculty: Friar Francisco Nahoe ’80, OFM Conv., who will serve as both Catholic chaplain and instructor in English. As chaplain, Fr. Francisco will serve the Catholic community by celebrating Mass, preaching, hearing confessions, and leading Confirmation preparation classes. He will also strive to “live in…

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