News In Brief: March 24, 2017

Andover’s Marine Sciences Club competed in the Blue Lobster Bowl, advancing to the semifinals but eventually losing to Lexington’s A team, finishing eighth overall. The Blue Lobster Bowl is a regional competition for marine science. Teams from various schools participated in the event, which was held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Marine Sciences Club serves to bring awareness to the marine sciences and educate members through various activities and presentations during meetings.

Spring Revisits for newly admitted students are in full swing with the first one set for Friday March 24. This is one of four revisit days, the other three being on Monday, March 27; Friday, March 31; and Monday, April 2. Over half of the student body signed up to be revisit hosts.

The Phillips Academy Music Department hosted the Silk Road Ensemble in concert. The event took place Friday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Cochran Chapel. It aimed to promote and explore the role that art can play in global understanding and cultural exchange.

As a prelude to the concert, there was a screening of the film “When Strangers Meet” that profiled the experiences of Yo-Yo Ma as he created the Silk Road Ensemble.

Annie Zhu ’17 is one of four students selected for the 2017 U.S. Girls’ Math Team to compete at the 2017 European Girls’ Mathematical Olympiad (EGMO). The competition will be held in Zurich, Switzerland from April 6 to 12.

The Dance Open, a student-run dance performance, will take place in Steinbach Theater on Friday, March 24; Saturday, March 25; and Sunday, March 26. The Dance Open is being directed by Annie McGovern ’18 and Daniela Ronga ’18.

Jeong-Beom Lim ’18, a member of Dr. Hijoo Sun’s History 300 class, was published in the Concord Review for his research paper “The Atlantic Slave Trade in Northern Senegambia: An Examination of Aristocratic Role in the Rise and Fall of Wolof Societies.”

As the founder and current head of Andover’s new Lincoln-Douglas Debate Team, Tiffany Chang ’19 placed in the top 60 out of 260 debaters at this year’s 43rd Annual Harvard National Forensics Tournament.

Head of School John Palfrey announced “End of Tuition Day” during Wednesday’s ASM. The day represents the point in the year where, regardless of tuition paid, each student is effectively attending Andover with the support of money accrued through donations and the endowment’s interest.


The club Girl Up, an advocacy group for girls on campus, is preparing for an upcoming visit with Seth Moulton, United States Representative from Massachusetts’s sixth Congressional District. They plan to meet at his office on March 29 to discuss issues of gender that their club advocates for.

Out of the Blue, a Community and Multicultural Development club that works toward peer education and full community awareness, will be hosting Alliance with Aleppo, a vigil for the people of Syria. It will be held in Sykes Wellness Center from 4-6pm on Sunday, March 26.