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Alumnus Jordan Muraskin '03 and his company, Neuroscout, are featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Columbia, the magazine of Columbia University. "Start Me Up," an article written by Rebecca Shapiro, introduces the Columbia University Startup Lab, "a 5,100-square-foot co-working space for recent-alumni entrepreneurs." The space is managed by Columbia Entrepreneurship, and Neuroscout is one of the forty-five ventures granted a subsidized yearlong lease, according to the article. To learn more about Neuroscout and read the full article, click the title link above.
The October 20, 2014, edition of the Horace Mann School Lions Report features the 2014 Ivy League Champion Varsity Boys' Soccer and Varsity Girls' Tennis Teams. To watch the Lions Report video, click on the title above for the link.
Upper Division Visual Arts Department faculty member Prawat Laucharoen was recently featured in The Traidhos Quarterly, the magazine of the Prem Tinsulanonda International School in Thailand. Laucharoen, a native of Thailand, visited Prem for three weeks this summer as an Artist in Residence where he worked with 9th grade art students. Click the title above to read more.
On September 19th and 20th, Science Department member Dr. Jeffrey Weitz organized the first Life of the Mind Lectures on campus, inviting Dr. David Sanders '79 to speak with students on Friday, and Dr. Mark Siegel P '15, '19 to speak with students, alumni, and parents at Homecoming on Saturday. Click the post title above to watch both lectures on HMTube, HM's YouTube channel.
Horace Mann School has been nationally recognized as only of five schools in New York State to achieve 1st Team status by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). According to the NATA website, "1st Team awards are given to schools that have acted on all recommended and required elements of the Safe Sports School checklist. ... In order to achieve Safe Sports School status, athletic programs must do the following..." (click the title to read more).
Horace Mann School gave summer a glorious send-off and fall a warm welcome as over 4,100 HM alumni, students, administrators, faculty and staff, families and friends came to the school's Bronx campus for athletic events and a carnival of activities on Saturday September 20, 2014, and to reunion dinners and parties in New York City that lasted late into the night.
As Horace Mann School prepared to celebrate Homecoming Weekend on September 19 and 20, 2014, and alumni traveled to New York from around the country, and from as far away as Greece and Switzerland, for their class reunions, Dr. Elinor Fosdick Downs, who graduated from the Horace Mann School for Girls in 1929, planned to observe the occasion from afar. HM's 2014 Homecoming Weekend would mark her class' 85th reunion, but it also coincided with her 103rd birthday, and family members are joining her to observe the day. "Homecoming," remarked Dr. Downs, in a phone conversation from her home in Boston. "This sounds like a big event. I don't really remember going to a Homecoming, but I do remember going to reunions. They were much less organized than they are now. Every year, around graduation time, friends would call each other up, and we would get together for lunch or dinner, usually at one of the classmates' homes. We didn't make formal arrangements, but we did enjoy getting together. We'd catch up on family and friends, and of course we'd talk about Horace Mann."
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