List of 45 news stories.

  • 10/16/2017

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, John Hughes, Louise Wright and Mike Hanewald provide information on the 2017-18 Harkness Travel Programs. 
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  • 5/22/2017

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Academics David Laws and French Master Helena Cunningham discuss Senior Projects.
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  • 4/17/2017

    In this week's Parents' Letter, English Master and Executive Director of the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars Program Bernadette Teeley provides an update on the Summer Scholars Program.
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  • 4/4/2017

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Head Master Steve Murray reflects on an energizing end to the winter term.
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  • 3/27/2017

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Capstone Co-Directors Erik Chaput and Cara Hyson discuss the Capstone Lecture series.
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  • 2/3/2017

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Registrar Frank Fernandez and Dean of Academics David Laws discuss the scheduling process for next year.
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  • 1/25/17

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Coordinator of Intercultural Programs and Associate Dean of Admission Tran Kim-Senior discusses Community Day at Lawrenceville.
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  • 1/16/2017

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Community Service Director Rachel Cantlay discusses the School's important tradition of its Martin Luther King Day of Service.
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  • 12/13/2016

    In this week’s Parents' Letter, Dean of Students Blake Eldridge talks about how detours at Lawrenceville have a way of turning into unexpected opportunities.
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  • 11/28/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Head Master Murray shares a holiday reflection.
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  • 11/10/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Educational Support Marti Richmond discusses final exams.
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  • 11/1/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Director of Athletics Tripp Welborne discusses Hill week and sportsmanship.
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  • 10/17/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, English Master Pier Kooistra shares the annual publication Perspectives.
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  • 10/10/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Academics David Laws discusses opportunites for parents to review student progress.
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  • 10/4/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Associate Director of International Programs Michael Hanewald discusses the School's commitment to providing global programs for students and faculty.
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  • 9/26/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Campus Life Nancy Thomas and Director of Athletics Tripp Welborne discuss House sports and celebrating 125 years of House Football.
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  • 9/20/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Students Blake Eldridge describes the students embracing life back on campus.
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  • 6/8/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Head Master Murray reflects on end-of-the-year activities and The Lawrenceville School faculty.
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  • 5/30/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Dean of Faculty Chris Cunningham provides an update on Lawrenceville faculty.
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  • 5/16/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Students Blake Eldridge discuss the changes occurring in each Form and highlights the special accomplishments of the Class of 2016.
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  • 5/9/16

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Academics David Laws and French Master Helena Cunningham discuss Senior Projects.
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  • 5/3/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, CFO & COO Wes Brooks gives a look back at this year’s facilities highlights and a peek at Lawrenceville’s construction year ahead.
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  • 4/25/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Associate Director of International Programs & History Master Mike Hanewald reflects on the Global Education Benchmark Group annual conference and shares a recap of Lawrenceville's spring break international trips.
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  • 4/18/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Chair of the English Department and Director of Summer Academics Lorry Perry discusses the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars program.
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  • 4/5/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Director of Experiential Education John Hughes discusses a relatively new School initiative, the Lawrenceville Experiential Education Program (LEEP).
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  • 3/28/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Campus Life Nancy Thomas discusses leadership among the Forms.
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  • 3/21/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Head Master Steve Murray discusses how he’s learned about what is most important to Lawrentians and how he plans to foster the School’s strong sense of community.
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  • 2/24/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Dean of Faculty Chris Cunningham discusses professional development at Lawrenceville.
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  • 2/16/16

    In this week's Parents' Letter, History Master and Capstone Director Erik Chaput discusses the 2016 Capstone Course.
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  • 2/8/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Coordinator of Intercultural Programs and Assistant Dean of Admissions Tran Kim-Senior discusses Lawrenceville's second annual Community Day.
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  • 2/3/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Registrar Frank Fernandez and Dean of Academics David Laws discuss the scheduling process for next year.
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  • 1/26/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Director of Sustainability Sam Kosoff discusses the annual eco-awareness month affectionately known as Sustainuary.
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  • 1/18/2016

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Community Service Director Rachel Cantlay discusses the School's important tradition of its Martin Luther King Day of Service.
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  • 1/12/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, English Master Pier Kooistra discusses Harkness learning and Winter Gathering.
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  • 1/6/2016

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Dean of Faculty Chris Cunningham discusses the fellows program at The Lawrenceville School.
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  • 12/8/2015

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Campus Life Nancy Thomas discusses residential curriculum.
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  • 11/30/2015

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Head Master Steve Murray shares a seasonal reflection.
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  • 11/9/2015

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Coordinator of Academic Advising and Educational Support Marti Richmond discusses strategies for preparing for exams.
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  • 11/3/2015

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Director of Athletics Tripp Welborne discusses Hill Weekend sportsmanship.
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  • 10/19/2015

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Medical Director Bruce Kraut '75 discusses services offered in the Al Rashid Health and Wellness Center.
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  • 10/13/2015

    Dear Lawrenceville Parents,

    The busy opening events of the 2015-16 school year culminated with Head Master Installation ceremonies last Friday. I don’t have the words to express the degree of gratitude I feel for the countless administrators, faculty, staff, and parent volunteers who moved heaven and earth to avoid torrential rain, accommodate a huge crowd in the Lavino Field House, put on a remarkable dinner for several hundred under a tent, and then stage a wonderful performing arts showcase in Kirby Arts Center. The celebration of student talent was truly a highlight for me.

    In the end, it was a happy affair (at least I thoroughly enjoyed myself!), and I was delighted to have the chance to introduce so many dear friends and members of my family to the Lawrenceville community.

    At the actual installation, we heard thoughtful remarks from Board President Tom Carter ’70 P’01 ’05, Student Council President James Stevenson ’16, English Master Champ Atlee ’62 H’74 ’75 ’83 ’84, Alumni Council President Jen Ridley Staikos ’91, and Lawrenceville Parent Association Co-President Ashley Lyu P’13 ’17. In my message to the community following the opening remarks, I tried to celebrate the importance of hope and optimism, remind the community of the enduring legacy of Lawrenceville, and celebrate the work of the faculty, work that is based on love, trust, and compassion. I spoke of poet “bellwethers,” visionaries, who, for better or for worse, warn us of calamitous trends and yet also remind us that there is hope in the world. I include here an excerpt from my talk that sums up a guiding philosophy in my life:

    When we resort to optimism naively, thoughtlessly, hastily, like a child grasping a handful of sea spray, it will slip through our fingers and disappoint us.
     
    The optimism and hope that endures, that serves us well, must be groomed in thoughtful ways in a purposeful setting; it does not ward off tragedy, but helps us to understand it, to avoid, perhaps, repeating it.
     
    We are here in a school, one of the very great schools, and I see this as our purpose. To equip our young people to go off into the world with a clear-eyed sense of hope, and the tools of empathy and compassion and understanding required in order to make it a better place.
     
    Lawrenceville, in all its idyllic beauty, does not exist as a bulwark against disappointment, a source of false hope that the world can be a utopia, that every problem can be solved. Lawrenceville is preserved as a place of enduring beauty and strength because what we do here is important, it is important for the world. We practice a certain hope and optimism each and every day in our approach to educating and preparing our students to launch, to go out and make a difference. . . .
    The world, we know, is full of turns and deceptions, and there are no guarantees. But for all the cruelties and disappointments we encounter, understanding and compassion are powerful forces, situations can be improved, problems can be thoughtfully solved.
     
    If you have spent time in this beautiful setting, at this wonderful school, you know that what is truly impressive, what gives us a hope, is the work that our teachers, mentors, coaches, and Housemasters do each day, with great care, love, and dedication. This careful work has been going on for a very long time here, and the charge to us is to see that it endures for a long time to come.
     
    Even if certain poet bellwethers continue to worry and fret about the human condition, I am confident that you students leave here recognizing the privilege of being associated with a school untouched by cynicism, where good character matters deeply, where lessons learned around a Harkness table will guide you in life as you seek to make a difference.
     
    As for me, with all due respect to Mathew Arnold and William Butler Yeats, I prefer an altogether different poet bellwether, the Irish poet Peter Fallon, who, focused less on cataclysmic human failures, and more on our capacity to love as a source of hope. At the end of his epic poem, “Strength of Heart,” he enjoins us to: “Be worthy of this life. And, Love the world.”
     
    Sincerely,
    Stephen S. Murray H’55 ’65 P’16
    The Shelby Cullom Davis ’26 Head Master
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  • 10/5/2015

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Dean of Academics David Laws discusses interims at Lawrenceville.
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  • 9/28/2015

    In this week's Parents' Letter, Associate Director of International Programs and History Master Michael Hanewald '90 discusses the spring and summer 2016 trips.
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  • 9/21/2015

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Dean of Students Blake Eldridge '96 discusses the new school year and life on campus.
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  • 8/31/2015

    In this week’s Parents’ Letter, Head Master Stephen S. Murray H’55 ’65 P’16 shares a few initial observations to start the 2015-16 school year.
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Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.