December 27, 2018

ICYMI: Social sleepers of 2018

Some of the best content you may have missed this year

From Nobel Laureates to TEDx rising stars, Andover’s social posts covered dozens of topics in 2018. Gold star emoji if you saw and liked everything that came across your feed. Today we present a few “social sleepers” worthy of an encore.

The Addison’s Artist Apartment

In 1993, the Addison Gallery of American Art approached artist David Ireland to design an apartment for its residency program. Working with architect Henry Moss of Bruner/Cott & Associates and woodworker John F. Sirois, Ireland transformed an attic space in Phillips Academy’s Abbot Hall into a living space–art installation hybrid. Read more about the work of art and see more photos of the space is this fascinating article

The apartment is located on the top floor of Abbot Hall

Af-Lat-Am 50

During the weekend of April 27-29, Af-Lat-Am celebrated its 50th Reunion on campus with hundreds of alumni, students, faculty and administrators joining in various group discussions and celebratory events. The conversation has continued throughout the year and on February 26, 2019, Associate Head of School for Equity, Inclusion and Wellness Linda Carter Griffith and Director of Alumni Engagement Jenny Savino P’21 will host an event in Oakland, CA

The surprise reveal of the brand new Af-Lat-Am table

Every Quarter: Jonathan Adler ’08

Jonathan Adler ’08 got his start writing comedy for the Phillipian. He now crafts jokes for Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show. Hear how he developed his sense of humor and self-deprecating style on this hilarious episode of Every Quarter. 

For Colored Girls

The Department of Theatre and Dance performed For Colored Girls as the spring production. The emotional play combined poetry, music, dance, and song to tackle issues of race, class, identity, and gender. 

For Colored Girls in Steinbach Theatre

A Minute and Over: Imprinting

Take a peek into Andover’s Ornithology class where they study imprinting with chicks and ducks. 

TEDx The 21st Century Citizen

This year’s event, organized by a student planning committee, featured twelve Andover student presentations on the theme, “The 21st Century Citizen.” Like all TEDx themes, this broad, overarching prompt sparked a diverse array of speaker topics. Student presenters will shared their unique, thought-provoking, fun, and inspiring ideas.

The 2018 student presenters included Brandon Chandler ’20, Maeve Cucciol ’18, Alex El Adl ’19, Lizzy Glazer ’21, Junah Jang ’20, Ignacy Jurjewicz ’20, Moumina Khan ’19, Philip Matteini ’19, David Onabanjo ’18, Itzelt Reyes ’19, Jocelyn Shen ’18, and Harry Shin ’20. 

The Impact of Non Sibi

Our alumni, parents, grandparents, and friends rallied together to make an incredible—and indelible—impact this year with their generous gifts. You embraced the non sibi spirit. Invested in the student experience. And supported every facet of living and learning on campus. From all of us at Andover, thank you again! See the impact >> 

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