Horace Mann School alum Harrison Bader '12 was named Major League Baseball's (MLB) National League Player of the Week on Monday, September 27, 2021 for his stellar play that helped secure a post-season playoff spot for his St. Louis Cardinals. As the Cardinals head into a Wild Card game against the Los Angeles Dodgers this Wednesday night, October 6, 2021, the MLB cited Bader as one of the top 50 players to watch in the post-season. And on Monday, October 4, Bader, himself, responded to the growing excitement with a moving letter to the team's supportive fans.
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New York, NY—September 20, 2021—The New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in New York City, presents "Turn Every Page": Inside the Robert A. Caro Archive, the first public exhibition drawn from the archive of the author whose award-winning works on Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson are regarded as masterpieces of modern biography and history. Opening on October 24, the ongoing exhibition includes never-before-seen highlights from the archive—which New-York Historical acquired in 2019—that provide an intimate view of how Caro started his career and how he worked as a reporter. Caro's meticulousness as a reporter, biographer, and historian—which enabled him to become the country's premier chronicler of political power—is on view to the public in his research notebooks, handwritten interview notes, scrapbooks, photographs, and original manuscript pages. The exhibition also includes one of Caro's Smith Corona Electra 210 typewriters. The riches in the archive make it an essential destination for historians, journalists, students, and anyone interested in 20th-century American history and literature, where they can find materials available nowhere else.
The light rain that fell Thursday morning, September 9, 2021 didn't dampen the spirits of the 1,793 students, and 440 faculty and staff members and administrators who arrived at Horace Mann School for the first day of the 2021-2022 academic year. Rather, the sense of excitement among students returning to HM, and those first entering the school in the Nursery, Lower, Middle and Upper Divisions was apparent in the smiles that beamed from behind the masks worn by everyone on campus.
On Friday, September 10th, Horace Mann School commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks with a short service on Alumni Field near the 9/11 memorial. More than 200 students and employees came together on the field as the service commenced with the arrival of members of The Pipes & Drums Of The Emerald Society of the New York City Police Department, performing Hard Times. A wreath was laid at the 9/11 memorial by Public Safety Officer and retired Fire Marshall Glenn Smith. After a few moments of silence, the bagpipe band left the field with a moving rendition of Amazing Grace.
Violins sounded softly with almost sanctified emotion, and then swelled sensationally as the musicians, performing solo from their homes, appeared together on screen. Choral voices soon joined in, the face of each singer in similarly separate squares that combined into an urban skyline. The image offered a dazzling visualization of the music's lyrics: "Can we see a ray of hope? One pale thin ray reaching for the day/ We can build a beautiful city/ Yes, we can, yes, we can." Click to read more and to view our "Beautiful City".
Horace Mann School announced the appointment of Christine Moloney as Director of its Office for Identity, Culture and Institutional Equity (ICIE), and Bri'ana Odom as ICIE Associate Director, on August 19, 2021. Jaquan Shaw will continue his work as ICIE Program Associate.
"We are excited to welcome Christine and Bri'ana to the HM community, and to greet Jaquan upon his return to the ICIE office," said Horace Mann Head of School Dr. Tom Kelly. "With this trio of accomplished and dedicated professionals HM will continue to deepen our decades-long pursuit of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) throughout our school, N-12."
One of the many ethical issues society faces today concerns the return of art and artifacts to their countries of origin from museums around the world. Horace Mann School alum Nancy Rosoff '78 advanced this discussion when she initiated the voluntary return of over 2,200 ancient artifacts from the Brooklyn Museum to the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica. The artifacts were sent to Costa Rica in two separate shipments, one in 2011, and the second in Fall 2020, and announced by the Museum in Summer 2021.