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Dean Ruthanne Marchetti to retire after 34 years

Published on April 19, 2012 by Grace Denny in News

After working for 34 years at Loomis Chaffee, dean of the class of 2013 Ruthanne Marchetti plans to retire at the end of the 2012-2013 school year. 

William Bissell '84 to speak at commencement

Published on April 19, 2012 by Sam Adler in News

Image courtesy of the Fabindia School

William Bissell ‘84, a businessman and philanthropist who has in recent years worked with LC on its growing partnership with the school he founded in India, will serve as the 2012 Commencement Speaker, head of school Sheila Culbert announced on April 13 in an email to the class of 2012.

Rhode Island hens roost on the Island

Published on April 19, 2012 by John McDonald in News

This spring, the LC community is gaining a few new members. No, not new students or new faculty: these are eight Rhode Island Red chicks. The chickens currently reside in Clark Room 235, where they face a constant stream of visitors seeking to catch a peep at them

Visitors hail from India

Published on April 19, 2012 by Fred Mun in News

Photos courtesy of the Sanskriti School. Collage by Jaehwan Kim '13 for the Log.

From May 11 to May 23, Loomis Chaffee will be hosting nine students from the Sanskriti School, located in the Diplomatic Region of New Delhi. The arrival of these international students serves as a part of a global initiative enacted by LC, and is intended to forward the ideals put forth by the school’s founders.

Perspective: A world away from home, l'éxperience d'une vie

Published on April 19, 2012 by Teddy Cleveland in News

Photo courtesy of Teddy Cleveland '12.

I'm thinking back to a moment on September 18: I’ve been in France for just a few hours and I’m tugging hard at my heavy, orange suitcase and I finally succeed at yanking it over the threshold into my new house. My School Year Abroad host dad, Olivier, slips past me, dragging another bag in through the door and plopping it down heavily by the staircase. A short woman fires her red crowned head out of the kitchen, cries “Aie!” in exclamation, and shuffles stiffly towards me. “Teddy!” she practically shouts, her voice thick with a French accent, before planting a bisou on each cheek, first the right, then the left — a cultural phenomenon that feels, even after a whole year here, a bit unnatural. 

A competitive StuCo race heats up

Published on April 19, 2012 by Log Staff in News

The group of candidates intending to run later in the spring for Student Council 2012-13 officer positions began to solidify in mid-March. The officer elections, held within the council, will take place on May 15, while representative elections will occur later this month on the 27th. 

Planetarium gets a big upgrade

Published on April 19, 2012 by Izzy Kornblatt in News

Science teacher Ewen Ross showcases the new planetarium for the Log and the school's communications and admissions offices on April 10. Photograph by Jaehwan Kim '13 for the Log.

Few students know of it, but there’s a fully functioning planetarium on the first floor of the Clark Center — a big, black, two-story room with an expansive white dome. Thanks to a costly and long-awaited upgrade, though, the planetarium may soon get some more use. Over spring break, director of information technology Dan Corjulo and IT staff member Geoffrey Mattheis spent hours installing a new high definition 3D projector to expand the room’s usage beyond traditional stargazing.

Center for Global Studies to open next year

Published on April 19, 2012 by Paul K. Lee in News

A Global Studies Center, complete with a small conference area, will open in the fall of the 2012-2013 school year on the first floor of the Katharine Brush Library. The center will be led by Alec McCandless, director of Global Studies, and Marley Aloe, the associate director, who will also replace Betsy Tomlinson, who is leaving LC at the end of the year, as the director of overseas travel programs.

At this UN seminar, women's rights are the focus

Published on April 19, 2012 by Keara Jenkins in News

While a number of people are well versed in the intimate details of the Academy Awards, only a fraction of that number are as familiar with the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) at the United Nations.