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Staff Report    Friday, February 28, 2014
Fridays’s polls for the 2014-2015 Co-Presidential election closed at 10 p.m., advancing candidate pairs Carter Page ’15 and Hanover Vale ’15  and David Gutierrez ’15 and Rebecca Somer ’15 to the final round of the election.A record-breaking 85.6 percent of the school voted in this round of the election, in which 57.1 percent of voters voted for Somer and Gutierrez and 33.6 percent voted for Page and Vale.The two candidate pairs will participate in a final forum at the first All-School...
Staff Report    Thursday, February 27, 2014
Dean of Studies:Course of Study to be Published Exclusively OnlineAndover’s Course of Study will become fully electronic next year in an effort to make the course selection process easier for students and their advisors.The Course of Study is revised annually during Spring Term, but, if changes are made throughout the school year, the hard copy of the Course of Study cannot be updated, making portions of the document incorrect and misleading. An exclusively electronic...
Austin Tuan    Thursday, February 27, 2014
The first round of voting for the 2014-2015 School Co-Presidential elections took place last Monday, with a record 85 percent participation from the student body. Six of 10 candidate pairs moved forward to the second round of voting. These six candidate pairs are Uppers Arthur Doran and Antonia Leggett, Sina Golkari and Tessa Peterson, David Gutierrez and Rebecca Somer, Carter Page and Hanover Vale, Corinne Singer and Juan Pablo Villarreal, and Kinsey Yost and Andrew Zheng. The candidate...
Lincoln Herrington & Janine Ko    Thursday, February 27, 2014
One by one, the members of Student Council trailed into Paul’s Room last Thursday morning. By 8 a.m. — the nominal starting time for the routine biweekly meeting — only nine members of the Council had arrived. It was not until Robert Rush ’14, Abbot Cluster President, burst into the room at 8:20 a.m. that all 16 members of Student Council (except for one, who was missing due to car trouble) were present.Despite the pending arrivals, Junius Williams ’14 and Clark Perkins ’14, Co-Presidents,...
Roshan Benefo    Thursday, February 27, 2014
After three days in Boston this past weekend, PA Model United Nations Club (PAMUN) emerged as the winner of the 13th annual Boston University Invitational Model United Nations Conference (BosMUN). Twenty-eight Andover delegates competed against 1,400 other students from over 75 schools across the nation. Twenty-one Andover students came away with individual awards for their public speaking, persuasiveness and ability to resolve national and international disputes. “It really felt like a...
Olivia Michaels    Thursday, February 27, 2014
Because of lead paint in Pemberton Cottage, Brian Faulk, Instructor in Chemistry, was relocated to Draper Hall when his wife was pregnant with their newborn son. Faulk is one of many faculty members who have been required to move out of certain dorms and campus houses on account of the effects of lead for children under the age of six. Sixty-seven out of 180 faculty residences are currently deemed lead-safe or lead-free, according to Larry Muench, Director of Facilities at Andover. The other...
Haley Suh    Thursday, February 27, 2014
Every year, thousands of high-achieving students from low-income families in the United States are discouraged from applying to prestigious universities, and institutions of higher education in general, because of a lack of formal and effective college counseling, according to Sean Logan, Director of College Counseling, and Jim Ventre, Dean of Admissions. In collaboration with Khan Academy and the White House, Ventre and Logan are helping to produce a series of free college admission videos...
Janine Ko | Photos By Alex Westfall    Thursday, February 27, 2014
Election narrows to six candidate pairs. The final two pairs will be determined tonight at 10 p.m. when voting closes.Keep up with the race on twitter at #PAelectionArthur Doran and Antonia LeggettWhile other candidates might fuss over the items they can check off on their platforms, Arthur Doran '15 and Antonia Leggett '15 hope to effect a larger change in student culture."We think that people at Andover think much too much about what lays ahead and we don't appreciate our time here. A lot of...
Janine Ko    Thursday, February 27, 2014
All of the ten initial Co-Presidential candidates created a Facebook page dedicated to their campaign, and the six pairs who made it through the first round of voting all created Facebook pages less than 24 hours after they were officially allowed to announce their candidacy on Monday at 12:01 a.m. These Facebook pages have filled quickly with photos of the candidates, drafts of platforms and statements of support from friends.“This campaign is really about making yourself a presence either on...
Bennett Michaels    Thursday, February 27, 2014
Students will enjoy two scheduled four-day weekends during the 2014-2015 school year, one during Fall Term and the other during Winter Term. The change was spurred by the positive feedback among both faculty and students after Head of School John Palfrey granted a four-day weekend this term with Head of School Day. Paul Murphy, Dean of Students, first brought up the idea to institutionalize additional four-day weekends at a Senior Administrative Council Meeting. “We just had a long-held...
Staff Report    Monday, February 24, 2014
The first round of voting for the 2014-2015 School Co-Presidental elections took place on Monday, when the student body voted six out of 10 candidate pairs through to the second round. 954 students voted. Voter participation was 85 percent. Uppers Arthur Doran and Antonia Leggett, Sina Golkari and Tessa Peterson, David Gutierrez and Rebecca Somer, Carter Page and Hanover Vale, Corinne Singer and Juan Pablo Villarreal, and Kinsey Yost and Andrew Zheng will all move forward to the...
Haley Suh    Thursday, February 20, 2014
Tamara Elliott Rogers AA ’70 will become the newest charter member of the Board of Trustees. “It is a privilege to be able to serve the Academy. Abbot was extremely important to me and Andover became so after the schools merged. And it is an irresistible opportunity to work with John Palfrey, whom I admire enormously,” said Rogers. As the new Charter Trustee, Rogers hopes to “contribute the professional experience [she has] had in education working at the university level and also [her]...

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