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Crew to head upriver for new stretch
Fifty-six years after an Andover oar first sliced through the waters of the Merrimack‚ plans are underway to provide crew with a new location on the river and a new boathouse. “We’ve outgrown where we are,” says coach Pete Washburn… Full Article »
New members to join Board of Trustees
Amy Falls ’82‚ of New York City‚ and Robert Campbell ’66‚ of Rockport‚ Maine‚ will serve six-year terms as elected charter members. Alumni trustee Steven Ho ’74‚ of Vancouver‚ has been appointed to a two-year term… Full Article »
GJV swimmer escapes Alcatraz, then spans Golden Gate
Vanessa Shrestha ’14 trained for six months for the grueling mission‚ swimming in winter lakes outside of Phoenix in an effort to acclimate to the bone-chilling waters and strong currents of San Francisco Bay… Full Article »
Trustees focus on budget, campaign and Head of School search
Trustees began their campus visit with a reception at the newly renovated Peabody Museum‚ where Head of School Barbara Chase expressed her pride in the museum’s revival… Full Article »
PHOTO GALLERY | More than 200 alumni turn out to celebrate Andover
Alumni‚ parents‚ faculty and friends gathered at the State Room in Boston to celebrate Andover and its campaign. Check out these photos‚ which feature a beautiful backdrop of the city... Full Article »
SPORTS SPOTLIGHT | Six track and field records fall at NMH
The April 30 and May 7 meets featured a standout performance by girls’ cocaptain Aniebiet Abasi ’11 and a triple, one-two punch from Jamie Shenk ’12, Malcolm Mason Rodriguez ’11 and Matt Fischetti ’14… Full Article »
Andover in the News
HUFFINGTON POST | Two Silicon Valley moms pursue a ‘level playing field’ in STEM education
When Freada Kapor Klein sent her son to Phillips Academy, she discovered the school had filled its allotted seats for low-income minority students to attend its outstanding summer program‚ MS²... by Mike Green Full Article »

HARTFORD COURANT | State Rep. Tong [’91] sets sights on U.S. Senate
A self-described political moderate with an impressive resume — Phillips Academy, Brown University and a law degree from the University of Chicago — Tong has been dubbed the “Asian Obama” by one party insider… by Daniela Altimari Full Article »

ANDOVER TOWNSMAN | Special trio of talks highlights Addison Collection
Beginning May 18, the Addison Gallery of American Art, on the Phillips Academy campus, will present a special series of “Collection Dialogues…“ Full Article »

Featured Events
May 17: Dr. Frank Talty unearths Lowell’s Irish history
A team of 30 Irish workers was hired in 1822 to widen Lowell’s Pawtucket Canal. By 1830, some 400 Irish residents had settled near the site where St. Patrick’s Church now stands… Full Article »

May 20-28: Theatre and dance presents ‘Hot Grog’ and ‘Physical Graffiti’
The pirate musical “Hot Grog” and Andover Dance Group’s “Physical Graffiti,” featuring the music of Led Zeppelin, will each premiere twice in Tang Theatre before a double-bill finale… Full Article »

June 10-12: Still time to register for Reunion Weekend 2011
Registration for this year’s Reunion Weekend is still open for those who have not yet made arrangements to attend. This year’s reunion celebrates those class years ending in “one” and “six,” although alums from any year are always welcome to attend... Full Article »

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