News in Brief

All outdoor activities last weekend were either canceled or postponed due to extreme cold temperatures and heavy snowfall.

On Friday, January 5, the new Snyder Center celebrated its opening by inviting the community for a commemorative first lap on the new track.

Students and other members of the Andover community gathered in Susie’s on Saturday, January 6, to view the Titans versus Chiefs and Falcons versus Rams games in the NFL Wild Card Round.

On Friday and Saturday, all students attended performances of “SLUT: The Play” and “Now That We’re Men” in Tang Theatre. They focused on the topics of rape culture and toxic masculinity. There were discussions held in dorms and advising groups as follow-up activities for the plays.

On Wednesday, January 10, mindfulness instructor Alison Cohen gave a presentation titled, “Reducing the Effects of Implicit Bias: Can Mindfulness Practice Help?” in the Freeman Room.


On Friday, Hot Stove Night will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Kemper Auditorium. Baseball players who were once a part of prep school teams, including Andover alumni, will discuss baseball predictions and answer questions from students. The event will feature experts in the field, including Matt Hyde ’92, Northeast Scouting Supervisor of New York Yankees, Peter Gammons, award-winning sportswriter, and Buster Olney P’19, ESPN columnist, amongst others.

On Friday, the Winter Club Rally will take place in Paresky Commons at 8:00 p.m.

On Monday, January 15, Andover will be inviting poet Claudia Rankine to speak at All-School Meeting as a part of the school’s twenty-eighth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. She has won a variety of awards for her poetry, including a MacArthur Fellowship in 2016.