In a virtual All-School Meeting on April 5, internationally renown architect Nader Tehrani ’81 was honored as the 2020-21 Hotchkiss Alumni Award recipient. Given his academic record as a student at Hotchkiss, Tehrani jokingly remarked it was “a miracle” he was chosen for the School’s highest alumni honor. Watch a replay of the event below.
Richard Davis, associate dean of faculty and classics instructor, has been appointed Dean of Academic Life, effective July 1.
In an announcement to the Hotchkiss community, Merrilee Mardon, associate head of school, wrote: “Richard has served our community in many different ways and always with deep care and attention to individual and collective needs and well- being, which he has shown time and again in his role as the COVID-19 Coordinator.”
Faith E. Briggs '06 is a documentary filmmaker and environmentalist who creates media content focused on the disconnect between social and environmental justice. Her work has taken her around the globe, fueled by her desire to diversify the images that exist in our shared mainstream imaginations.
Four Hotchkiss upper mids honored Women’s History month by writing essays about local women who are making a difference in the lives of others. The profiles were published in The Lakeville Journal and Millerton News on March 25.
On March 25, Dr. Christine Angelini ’03, an ecologist with expertise in wetland, reef, and dune systems, shared her journey from Hotchkiss to her current role as director of the Center for Coastal Solutions at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. Angelini’s research has focused on how the interactions of certain species can moderate an ecosystem’s resilience to climate change, and influence the integration of contaminants into food webs. Atlantic ribbed mussels, for example, contribute to the recovery of nutrients and plants in salt marshes following periods of severe drought.