Saturday, 31 December 2011
Greetings Upper School Community:
Amid the year-end wrap-ups and best of lists, here is the late December edition of “Articles of Interest” for your year’s end perusal.
Bill Pennington provides a glimpse of the mathematical calculations behind athletic recruitment in the Ivy League.
Author Marilynne Robinson traces the influence of Biblical imagery on modern literature.
Gail Collins presents a political quiz to test your recollection of quotes and policy statements in preparation for the coming presidential election season.
Since Ross Williams announced that the winter theatrical performance will be “Oceans,” a modern dance and music collaboration by John Cage and Merce Cunningham, there has been much press coverage of the legacy of their creative partnership. In the NYTimes, Hard to Grasp, But Harder to Say Farewell and on NPR, Weekend Edition and All Things Considered.
National Public Radio also provides eclectic categories for its best book selections.
Representing the categories of places, people, and nature, Nat Geo’s annual photo contest is covered in both The Atlantic magazine and National Geographic.
And as special MVS bonus, last Sunday’s Business section of the NYTimes featured Diane Hirakawa, Board Member and MVS Parent, in an article titled: A New Side of Science.
Best wishes for you and your family towards a safe and festive start to 2012.
With sincere regards,
Sam WagnerHead of Upper School