Does a liberal arts education obtained at great expense prepare students for today's job market? Lynn Pasquerella, Ph.D. says that a discipline fostering critical-thinking, writing and arguing skills is necessary in a rapidly changing, globally interdependent world where the jobs of the future have not yet been invented.Read More
Harvard University Professor Richard Elmore says the nature of learning will be transformed over the next decade. He says the development of the neuroscience of learning and the increasing presence of digital culture will likely result in a steadily increasing divergence between “learning” as an individual and social activity and “schooling” as the formal institutionalized form of learning.Read More
Girl Rising is a powerful and innovative new feature film that spotlights the stories of girls born into unforgiving circumstances. Girls like Azmera who when told she must marry does something shocking for an Ethiopian family. Shesays no and her brother helps her realize her dream to be educated.Read More
From Students to Citizens:
We will be showing four short documentary films about our communities. They were created this year by area high school students to examine and address some of the urgent issues of our time. Some of the film makers will be on hand to discuss their projects.
Rich Wilson was one of 30 competitors who entered the 2008-2009 Vendee Globe, solo, non-stop, round the world sailing race. After 121 days of hurricane force winds, crushing fatigue and broken gear he was one of only 11 starters to complete the grueling 28,790 mile race. At 58 he was the oldest skipper in the race. He was also the only American and the only asthmatic. Along the way he endured broken ribs, a facial gash and compressed vertebrae. At one point he had to climb the 90 foot mast on his 60′ monohull Great American III to keep going.Read More
Anthony T. Kronman, J.D., Ph.D., Author, Sterling Professor of Law (Yale Law School) Visiting Global Professor (NYU) Teacher in the Directed Studies Program (Yale).
Why are we here? Anthony Kronman says our colleges and universities are ignoring life’s biggest questions and we all pay the price. Students today find an academic environment richer than any have known before. They will find courses devoted to every question under the sun. But the questions that are missing deal with the meaning of life, what one should care about and why and what living is for.Read More
“Learning From and For the World: Reflections of an International Educator” by Malcolm McKenzie, native of South Africa, Rhodes scholar, teacher or administrator at schools in Botswana, Wales, and the U.S. and since 2007, Head of School at Hotchkiss.Read More
Dr. Evan Dobelle, spoke on “Global Competitiveness and the Challenge to American Education” on April 13, 2007 at Salisbury School. An educator and politician, Dr. Dobelle is currently the Executive Director of the Northeast Association of Colleges and Universities. He has been president of the University of Hawaii, Trinity College in Hartford, and City College of San Francisco. In the Carter administration, he served as US Chief of Protocol for the White House, and Assistant Secretary of State with the rank of ambassador. During the Reagan governorship in California, he served on his commission for educational reform. Dr. Dobelle has an abiding interest in educational reform and competitiveness.Read More