PA Giving Day, Andover’s biggest annual fundraising effort, was held from March 31 to April 1. From 2,350 donors around the world, the event amassed over $2.1 million, surpassing this year’s goal of 2022 donors. Ten Gunga dolls were distributed across campus for students to find, with a $500 gift being made in each student’s name to Andover.
Andover invited all newly accepted students on campus for its Revisit Day on March 28 and April 1, welcoming the newly admitted students to campus in person for the first time since 2019. Cupcake events were held alongside performances from SLAM, Drumline, Hypnotiq, Downbeat, The Fidelio Society, Fusion, Blue Strut, and Lauren Mahoney ’23.
On the evening of April 2, the Jewish Student Union held a speaker event titled “What’s Funny About Jewish Humor” featuring Rabbi Moshe Waldoks, the child of Holocaust survivors and the author of “The Big Book of Jewish Humor.”
Tryouts for the 2022-2023 Blue Key Heads were held April 4 through April 8 in Lower Right of Paresky Commons. The newly elected Blue Key Heads will be announced next week.
As part of the celebration for reaching the PA Giving Day donor goal, ice cream trucks from Dylan & Pete’s Ice Cream will be parked outside Paresky Commons on April 8 for students. Students who are observing Ramadan will be able to pick up their ice cream at Susie’s on Friday evening.
“Getting an Early Start on Research: How to Teach and Learn Research in High School,” a workshop and discussion about conducting research, will be held over Zoom on April 13, cosponsored by the Community and Multicultural Development (CaMD) Scholars Program, Department of History and Social Science, and the Oliver Wendell Holmes Library. The invited speakers are Professor Tom Mullaney from Stanford University, Professor Chris Rea from The University of British Columbia, and Frank Zhou ’22.