This Week:

The F.B.I. is currently conducting an ongoing investigation to recover stolen items from the Robert S. Peabody Intitute of Archaeology, according to Ryan Wheeler, Director of the Peabody. Wheeler and Marla Taylor, Curator of Collection at the Peabody, declined to comment further on the investigation at this time.

On January 11, a discussion of the book “Saints for All Occasions” by J. Courtney Sullivan was held in Ada’s Room in Paresky Commons for the Community Book Club.

Jewish Student Union held a  Jewish Shabbat Dinner led by Rabbi Michael Swarttz in Paul’s Room of Paresky Commons on January 11.

Athletes, Community Engagement coordinators, Post-Graduates, and other students across campus helped welcome prospective students onto Andover’s campus as part of A Day with Andover Open House, hosted by the Admissions Office on January 12.

Mosaic, Andover’s mixed heritage affinity group, hosted a dinner that featured cannolis, fried chicken, and dumplings in Paresky Commons for Mixed Heritage Awareness Week on January 15.

Looking  Ahead:

On January 18, Julie Lythcott-Haims will give her talk “Real American: On Learning to Love Myself in a Country Where Black Lives Were Never Meant to Matter” in honor of the Sixth Annual Mixed Heritage Awareness Week Celebration, which will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Kemper Auditorium and will be free and open to the public.

On January 20, alumni speaker Brian Gittens ‘89 will show the film The Story of Brian Gittens, followed by a Q&A in Kemper Auditorium to mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On January 21, Patrisse Cullors will speak during Andover’s 29th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration. He is a social activist, best-selling author of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, and co-creator of the viral Twitter hashtag and viral movement #BlackLivesMatter.