On Oct. 28, John Amaechi, renowned psychologist, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, and former NBA player, spoke to the Hotchkiss community during an All-School Meeting about his journey of self-discovery as a gay, Black man and the insights into racism he learned along the way.
In September of 2019, Head of School Craig Bradley led a delegation from Hotchkiss to the University of Chicago’s “Conference on Freedom of Expression and Open Discourse in High School.” During an All-School meeting on Oct. 22, conference participants Felix Bao '21 and Tom Drake, Director of the Center for Global Understanding and Independent Thinking, announced the implementation of the “Chicago Principles” for civil discourse to facilitate discussions during the presidential election period.
The Hotchkiss Dramatic Association performed a series of student-directed, original shorts for the Hotchkiss community Oct. 23-26. All performances were held outdoors.
Jerry Qiao ’22 recently exhibited his photograph, Smoke Break, in Forsaken, an exhibit at the Southeast Center for Photography in Greenville SC on view Oct. 2-Oct. 31. Additionally, the photo is a top 60 winner in ASAP! CT’s Celebration of Young Photographers.
As part of the School’s Virtual Family Program this month, the College Advising Office hosted a discussion on Oct. 20 with journalist and higher-education author Jeff Selingo, who spoke about the shifting landscape of the college admissions process in response to the global pandemic. (A replay of this event is accessible to parents and students on the Family Program webiste.