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Hun Stands Against Hate

“Our students' lives and concerns have connections far beyond our campus, and tragic world events like these attacks can have a very personal impact on them,” said Head of School Jon Brougham. “One of the things I love about Hun is that we always look out for one another. Otis, Radha, and others are doing fine work based on that essential spirit of caring.”

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Gabby Rivera

On Thursday March 25th, The Hun School welcomed Centennial Speaker Gabby Rivera, author of Juliet takes a Breath and the Marvel Comic Series America—featuring the first queer, Latinx teen-girl superhero, ever. Ms. Rivera’s work fosters better dialogue, inspires radical creativity, and speaks to the most vulnerable communities in the country. Her work is catching headlines from The New York Times, Vogue, and beyond. 

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Joy Harjo, US Poet Laureate will read selections of her poetry and discuss how her identity as a Native American has shaped her craft.

 

Joy Harjo’s nine books of poetry include An American Sunrise, Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings, How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems, and She Had Some Horses. Ms. Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave won several awards, including the PEN USA Literary Award for Creative Non-Fiction and the American Book Award. She is the recipient of the Ruth Lilly Prize from the Poetry Foundation for Lifetime Achievement, the 2015 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets for proven mastery in the art of poetry, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the United States Artist Fellowship. A renowned musician, Ms. Harjo performs with her saxophone nationally and internationally, solo and with her band, the Arrow Dynamics. She has five award-winning CDs of music including Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears and Winding Through the Milky Way, which won a Native American Music Award for Best Female Artist of the Year in 2009. Ms. Harjo’s latest is a book of poetry from Norton, An American Sunrise

 

 

Joy Harjo joins us as a guest of The Hun School's Centennial Speaker Series.

 

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Hun Middle School students will hear from Storyteller and author Joseph Bruchac. For over forty years Mr. Bruchac has been creating literature and music that reflect his indigenous heritage and traditions. He is a proud Nulhegan Abenaki citizen and respected elder among his people. He is the author of more than 120 books for children and adults. His best selling Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children series, with its remarkable integration of science and folklore, continue to receive critical acclaim and to be used in classrooms throughout the country.

For more information, contact Laura Bishop.

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Philadelphia
All seniors and post graduate students will travel to Philadelphia for city-based events that allow them to connect, revisit and reflect upon their Hun experience, and come together as a class for a day of fun and relaxation before the final stressful days of AP exams and class work. Students will be outside for the duration of the event and maintain proper health and safety protocols including on the trip to the city. Bus transportation will be provided from the Hun School, departing at 9:00 a.m. and returning at 3:00 p.m.
 
More information about registration will be available soon.
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Micah Cohen '01

 

Micah Cohen ’01 is the managing editor at FiveThirtyEight and a member of The Hun School’s Class of 2001. He started his career in journalism, after graduating from Tulane University in 2005, as a news clerk at The New York Times, and eventually worked his way up to staff editor there. He began working with FiveThirtyEight when it was licensed by The Times in 2010, and helped build FiveThirtyEight into a standalone newsroom when ESPN purchased it in 2013. He became managing editor after FiveThirtyEight moved to ABC News in 2017, earning acclaim for maintaining a newsroom with a center bias rating, during a time of unprecedented political turmoil.

 

Mr. Cohen joins us as a guest of The Hun School's Centennial Speaker Series.

 

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As part of our college series, The Hun School College Counseling Office invites all Hun students and parents to a panel discussion regarding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This virtual event will feature admissions representatives from HBCUs and Hun alums who will discuss the unique opportunities and advantages offered at historically Black institutions.

No registration is required for the event. Please use the following link to join:

Hun HBCU Panel Event

If you have questions, please contact Davirah Timm-Dinkins, Associate Director of College Counseling.

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GEM's Women in the World summit is inspired by the now discontinued Women in the World, held annually in cities across the nation, and the world, for a decade. The purpose of GEM's summit is to showcase a diverse array of women making strides in all walks of life and professions. It is meant to be a day celebrating women's achievements that will motivate attendees to pursue their passions and stand up for what they believe in and find healthy ways to support themselves now and in the future. 

Presenters include Hun alumnae and outside presenters working in politics, business entrepreneurship, activism, psychology, user experience/tech design, educational leadership, community engagement, media and marketing, the judicial system, and environmental justice. We are especially thrilled to be welcoming Renitta Shannon, the first openly bisexual woman of color in the Georgia State House of Representatives, and a special performance by powerhouse spoken word poet, Franny Choi (formerly of Project Voice) who has been featured on PBS Newshour, NPR's All Things Considered, and The New York Times Magazine.

Contact Laura Bishop with questions.

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When a twentysomething med student starts experiencing overwhelming fatigue and organ failure out of nowhere, it’s no ordinary case. What do you do when doctors tell you they have no approved treatment for your condition, and you’re read your last rites? That’s what former Georgetown quarterback David Fajgenbaum (Forbes’ 30 Under 30) was faced with—five times. Nicknamed “The Beast” for his strength and stamina, his body was ravaged by an illness that made him unrecognizable—so he dedicated his life and career to finding innovative treatments for mysterious conditions: all while fighting one firsthand. Dr. Fajgenbaum is the author of the National bestseller Chasing My Cure, co-founder and executive director of the Castleman Disease Collaborative Network. His remarkable story proves the power of hope, and shows what can happen when chance, love and resilience collide.

Dr. Fajgenbaum joins us as a guest of The Hun School's Centennial Speaker Series.

 

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