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  • Lawrenceville Celebrates 50 Years of Black Students

    Posted September 30, 2014
    Classmates join Darrell Fitzgerald '68 at the Celebration of 50 Years of Black Students

    “Registration for this weekend has crested 300 people,” announced Head Master Liz Duffy H’43 ’79 at the opening reception on Friday evening for the Celebration of 50 Years of Black Students at The Lawrenceville School, September 26-27. More than a sign of the weekend’s success in attracting alumni, parents, faculty and current students to the presentations, panels, lunches and dinners to celebrate this milestone in Lawrenceville’s history, the number symbolized how far the School has come since the first black students entered in the fall of 1964.

  • Big Red Joins NEPSAC

    Posted September 29, 2014

    The Lawrenceville School has been accepted as an associate member of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). The Council was established in 1942 and boasts nearly 200 member schools, including all of the Eight Schools: Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy, Hotchkiss School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Phillips Academy Andover, Phillips Academy Exeter, St. Paul’s School, and now Lawrenceville.

  • Celebration Begins! 50 Years of Black Students @ Lawrenceville

    Posted September 27, 2014
    Left to right: Marcus Mabry ’85, Paul Dry ’62, Lyals Battle ’67, Darrell Fitzgerald ’68, Max Maxwell, and David Ottaway ’56 P'86 '91

    Lawrenceville Trustee and New York Times Editor-at-Large Marcus Mabry ’85 moderated an inspiring panel discussion on Friday with some of the School’s pioneers as The Lawrenceville School kicked off its celebration of 50 Years of Black Students at Lawrenceville. At the Sept. 26 all-School meeting, Lawrenceville’s first Black graduates, Lyals Battle ’67 and Darrell Fitzgerald ’68, were joined by the School’s first Black teacher, Max Maxwell, and alumni Paul Dry ’62 and David Ottaway ’57 P’86 ’91, for a discussion of the early days of the School’s integration.

  • Boys’ Soccer Aims High

    Adam Richman '15
    Posted September 26, 2014

    Lawrenceville’s boys’ varsity soccer team has been off to a successful start this fall and much of the squad’s success can be attributed to captains Nick John ’15 and Robert Mooney ’15. In just the first game of the season, Mooney scored a hat trick, and John played stellar defense in route to a shutout.

  • 10/17-11/20: Photography Exhibit at the Gruss CVA

    Posted September 25, 2014
    “Soul,” Chromogenic print, 2013, 4/10 by Adriana Echavarria-Eisenhower

    Lawrenceville’s Gruss Center of Visual Arts (Gruss CVA) will present “Water/Land/Sky,” photographs of Long Island (N.Y.) landscapes, by Adriana Echavarria-Eisenhower P'16 from October 17-November 20. The exhibit will be on display in the Gruss CVA Hutchins Rotunda Gallery. All are invited to a reception, at the Center, with the artist on October 17 from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

  • Environmental Enthusiasts Tour the White House Garden

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Fifth Formers Danny Goldman, Erin Hahn, and Anna Marsh took a special tour of the White House Kitchen Garden last week. They were accompanied by Dean of Students Blake Eldridge, Executive Chef Gary Giberson, and Director of Sustainability Sam Kosoff. The group was touring on behalf of the New Jersey Farm to School Network, where Giberson (owner of the School’s food service provider, Sustainable Fare) serves on the board of trustees.

  • Largest U.S. School Solar Farm? Lawrenceville!

    Posted September 24, 2014
    Credit: Michael Mancuso/Trenton Times

    It’s official: Lawrenceville’s 6.1 megawatt Solar Farm is the largest installed solar power system at a school in the United States. This designation comes from a just-released nationwide study, “Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools,” prepared by The Solar Foundation. The report is the first nationwide assessment of how solar energy helps to power schools in communities across America. The Solar Energy Industries Association provided data and analysis support and the study was funded through a grant provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.

  • Two Lawrentians Selected National Achievement Scholar Semifinalists

    Posted September 24, 2014

    Congratulations to Fifth Formers Dominique Doonquah and Swanee Golden, each selected as a Semifinalist in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. The Lawrentians are among more than 1,600 Black American high school seniors who have been designated Semifinalists in the 51st annual Program. These scholastically talented students now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards, worth some $2.5 million, to be offered next spring.

  • Been There, Done That: Peer Tutors Guide Second Formers

    Posted September 23, 2014

    Second Formers: Didn’t quite get that poem in today’s English class? Perplexed by a quadratic equation? Have no fear! Lawrenceville’s Peer Tutors are here!

  • Joe Tsai '82 Credits Lawrenceville

    Posted September 22, 2014
    Credit: wantchinatimes.com

    Lawrenceville Trustee Joe Tsai ’82, vice chairman of Alibaba Group, can now say his company’s initial public offering (IPO) was not only the largest ever recorded in the U.S., but the largest to date anywhere in the world. It became official this morning, according to Forbes magazine and other news sources, when underwriters exercised an option to purchase additional shares at the IPO price, driving the value of the deal to $25 billion.

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