Alumni News and Stories
Head of School Dominic A.A. Randolph and more than 100 heads of New York independent schools published a full-page ad in The New York Times on Sunday condemning gun violence.
"We implore you, Mr. President and our national legislative leaders, to do everything necessary to stem this tide of senseless gun violence," read the statement, published on Feb. 25. "Address, and ultimately deny, unrestricted access to weapons and ammunition that have no legitimate sporting, recreational or protective purpose. Recognize that the proliferation of military-grade guns and ammunition leads to more gun violence and more gun deaths. The statistics are compelling and cannot be ignored."
The heads of schools took out a similar ad in The Times five years ago after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Conn. According to The New York Times, since Sandy Hook there have been 239 school shootings in this country, injuring 438 and killing 138.
Sparked by a standpoint performance by Michael Gardner '15, the Johns Hopkins University basketball team defeated top-seeded Swarthmore College on Feb. 24 for the 2018 Centennial Conference men's basketball championship.
Gardner hit six straight free throws in the final 21.5 seconds to lift Johns Hopkins to victory, 61-57. The team had been behind by nine points going into the second half of the game.
Earlier in the month, Gardner was the team's player of the week after he led his team to a pair of double-overtime victories. Assistant Head of School and Middle School Head Milton Sipp has been following Michael's season and attended a recent game in which Michael scored 18 points to help his team to victory. (photo below)
With the victory, Johns Hopkins advances to the NCAA Division III tournament. The bracket for the tournament will be announced on Feb. 26.
Christopher Onesti '16 started his freshman year at Harvard with the goal of launching a startup. By the end of his freshman year, he and a classmate had won a $10,000 innovation grant from the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Onesti and another freshman, Nicolas Weninger, worked together on a project for their Introduction to Computer Science class that led to a concept for Entyde, a medical device for emergency intubations.