Yesterday, the Board of Trustees received from Allison O'Neil and Locke Lord a supplement to the August 2018 report. With ongoing sadness, regret, and anger for what members of our community have endured, we write to share it with you today. You will find this supplemental report posted here and also on the webpage dedicated to the School's actions to address historical sexual misconduct. The supplement includes the naming of an individual faculty member who was not referenced in the original report. As was the case in 2018, these allegations relate to misdeeds dating back decades. The original report from August 2018 is also available on this site.
Jack Johnson ’22 has always been passionate about hiking. But it wasn’t until a backpacker suffered a mild concussion on a wilderness trip he was on with the National Outdoor Leadership School that his interest in emergency medicine took hold. The group was backpacking in a remote part of Wyoming in 2017 when one of the students tripped, striking his head on a rock. After watching others treat the injury, Johnson was inspired to train as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) in the summer of 2018.
Jennifer Borg '83 is an attorney who specializes in media and First Amendment law. She served as general counsel, vice president, and corporate secretary of her family-run publishing company, North Jersey Media Group Inc., prior to the sale of its newspapers in 2016. Currently, Borg is Of Counsel at Pashman Stein Walder Hayden PC and serves as a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School's Media Freedom & Information Access law clinic.
An inspirational Alumni of Color town hall on July 29 offered the opportunity for alumni to share experiences of racism during their time at Hotchkiss, to ask questions about Hotchkiss’s willingness to acknowledge and address the reality of racism, and to hear from members of the Board of Trustees as well as senior School administrators on work actively in progress to ensure that Hotchkiss is equitable and inclusive for Black students, and all students of color.
Techies Erika Hairston '14 and Arnelle Ansong '14 met at Hotchkiss, although computer science wasn't on their radar back then.
When they entered college, Hairstron at Yale and Ansong at Stanford, they each decided to try a computer science class even though neither one knew how to code. To get a leg up, they built a support system of peers, tutors, and industry-facing organizations that they could turn to as they tackled tough computer science classes. The extra help made all the difference between just dabbling in computer science and pursuing careers as engineers.