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On October 24th, Columbia University's website celebrated the selection of Chichi Ikwuazom '16 as Ivy League Rookie of the Week. According to ivyleaguesports.com, "Columbia freshman Chichi Ikwuazom (New York, N.Y.) tallied a team-high 12 kills as the Lions dropped a four-set decision at Cornell. The middle blocker hit .348 in the match and also added five blocks and a dig. She paces the Ivy League with a .439 hitting percentage and 1.41 blocks per set. The freshman also entered the weekend ranking among the top 20 nationally in both categories." The Columbia Athletics website added, "Earlier this season, Ikwuazom skied for 11 blocks as part of a three-set victory over Fordham, which tied for the third-most in program history in a single match." To read more, and see video, click the title link.
Horace Mann School is hosting two conferences that deep dive into ongoing dialogues focusing on identity and equity and inclusion. The conferences offer affinity spaces to students who self-identify as young men of color and self-identify as young white men. Each conference presents an opportunity to unpack the complexities of race and gender in our schools and beyond. For more information about the Young Men of Color Symposium and the (Re)defining Power Conference scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2016, click the title link.
Students can play an important role in the upcoming elections, even if they are too young to vote, noted two prominent political commentators in a discussion on the 2016 presidential race at Horace Mann School on October 11, 2016. "Even if you can't vote this year there are ways you can participate in the elections, not only on the national level but on the local and state levels, in helping to get out the vote, especially among older teens and people in their 20s and 30s who aren't as committed to voting as older people are," said David Leonhardt '90 an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times and the paper's associate editorial page editor, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2011 for his columns on the financial crisis and its aftermath. To read more, click the title link.
As blue skies spread over Horace Mann School's Bronx campus, replacing early morning clouds, first dozens, then hundreds, and then a record-breaking number of nearly 5,000 members of the HM community spread out around Alumni Field and into the school's gyms to watch games and enjoy the festivities of HM's Homecoming on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Later that evening over 550 alumni gathered for class reunions in Manhattan. To read more and see photos from the events, click the title link.
Inspiring science, encouraging community, promoting wellness and strengthening athletics are the four major goals of Horace Mann School's HM in Motion capital campaign now underway. The campaign was launched on September 15, 2016, at a gathering that brought over 350 members of the Horace Mann School community to the IAC HQ building in Manhattan to learn about the purpose and process of this project from Horace Mann Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly and HM Board of Trustees Chair Michael Colacino '75. Extensive information and numerous images explaining the purpose and planned results of the HM in Motion campaign can be found at www.hminmotion.org. Click the title link for more information.
Horace Mann School's sixth-annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference (SEC), on September 16, 2016, drew about 180 participants to the school to learn about efforts being made around the world that use entrepreneurial skills to implement meaningful social change. The conference, organized by HM senior Eva Steinman '17, featured inspiring presentations by four representatives of organizations that follow the "social entrepreneurship" model. Click the title link to read more.
Horace Mann School alumna Jody Lewen Ph.D.'82 accepted a National Humanities Medal on behalf of the Prison University Project (PUP) from President Barak Obama, in a ceremony at the White House on September 22, 2016. Lewen is founder and director of the program at San Quentin State Prison in California. Click the title link to read more.
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