Blair Academy is pleased to welcome James H. Dickerson, PhD, who will speak to students, faculty and staff during a virtual Society of Skeptics lecture on September 29 at 7 p.m. His presentation, “Using Science for Good,” will center around his work at Consumer Reports 365体育官方网址and the use of scientific findings to drive marketplaces changes to improve products.
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365体育官方网址I write to you today about the end of one chapter in Blair’s history and an exciting new beginning. After more than seven years at Blair, Chris Fortunato has decided to return with his family to New England, where he will lead Thayer Academy, a day school outside of Boston. We are most grateful to Chris for his excellent leadership and many contributions over the course of his tenure and wish him and his family well. As we now look to Blair’s future, I am thrilled to announce that our Board of Trustees unanimously voted to appoint Associate Head of School and Dean of Admission Peter G. Curran as Blair’s 17th Head of School, effective January 1, 2021.
365体育官方网址Blair’s admission team invites prospective students and their parents to join us virtually for an in-depth view of Blair Academy during a series of online events. The series opens on September 30 with a virtual Open House and continues throughout the fall and early winter with live tours on Saturdays, information sessions with an admission officer on Wednesdays, and Co-curricular Expos on October 15 and December 2.
Super Sunday is a much-anticipated Blair event that brings students of every grade together to celebrate the start of the new school year and get to know each other outside of the classroom.
The author of Brown White Black: An American Family at the Intersection of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and Religion, Nishta Mehra spoke on “Brown White Black: Living Authentically” at a virtual Society of Skeptics on September 22, beginning at 7 p.m.
Blair alum Niki Applebaum ’01 took the reins of the college counseling office this summer, bringing extensive experience on both sides of the college admission process.
It is perhaps no surprise that Tys Sweeney ’17, founder of the student-run Blair publication The Oracle and Oracle Radio, 365体育官方网址has gone on to create a new project management software called “StoryDesk” as an economics and political science major at Tufts University. The college senior developed the software to expedite the process from assignment to publication of a written piece, in newsrooms, communications offices and many other settings.
“The Afghan Peace Process” was the topic for the evening when Islam scholar and retired Army major Jason Howk once again visited the Society of Skeptics. Mr. Howk is a regular Skeptics presenter, who has shared his expertise on foreign policy, Islam, the Qur’an and Afghanistan with the Blair community over the past several years.
The Society of Skeptics is one of Blair’s most storied programs, a fact that can undoubtedly be attributed to the vision and deep commitment of former history teacher Martin Miller, PhD, who helmed the program from the 1980s until he retired last June. Upon Dr. Miller’s retirement, history department chair Jason Beck took the reins after years of working closely with Dr. Miller and supporting the development and execution of the program.
Blair Academy welcomed 152 new students at the start of the 2020-2021 school year, including 96 freshmen in the class of 2024. The School received more than 1,300 applications for admission during the 2019-2020 admission cycle, the highest number in its history. Now that the academic year is underway, each new student has the opportunity to uniquely contribute to the Blair community and make the most of all that the School has to offer.
The Blair Bulletin 365体育官方网址is mailed to Blair alumni, parents and supporters every spring and fall.
Each issue of the magazine informs readers of campus happenings through the Head of School column, alumni profiles, feature articles and regular sections. "Class Notes" includes alumni updates by class; this section is available in the printed editions of the Bulletin and on the password-protected "alumni" section of this website.
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The Blair Review365体育官方网址 is an annual compilation of essays written by members of the Blair community, and co-edited by history teacher Martin Miller, PhD, and Director of Timken Library Ann Williams.
Below is a PDF archive of the Blair Review since 2010. The files are quite large and may take some time to download. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.
Throughout the course of the 2018-2019 school year, Blair Academy, its students and its faculty have appeared in a wide range of news stories spotlighting their work inside and outside of the classroom, their successes on the athletic front, and their impact on a host of industries well beyond graduation.