Feature Stories

Nurturing Families

Courtsey of Shutterstock By Julia Munemo On any given day in associate professor of psychology Amie Hane’s Early Experience and Physiology lab, students are gathered around a TV monitor, reviewing video of mothers and tiny infants. They stop the recording every few seconds to take note of the slightest… Continue reading »


By Julia Munemo Early on a recent spring morning, physics professor Tiku Majumder asked more than 70 Mount Greylock Regional High School students gathered in Wege Auditorium to consider a different view of science. “It’s easy for everyone to see that writing a novel or a piece of music… Continue reading »

Finding Home in Vietnam

Students in Jessica Chapman’s War and Remembrance in Vietnam class are using primary materials gathered during a spring break trip there to inform their final projects. By Julia Munemo Long Dang ’15 emigrated from Vietnam with his parents when he was 7 years old. The family settled in the… Continue reading »

Challenging Police Brutality

Chaédria LaBouvier ’07

By Julia Munemo Chaédria LaBouvier ’07 was working on her MFA in screenwriting at UCLA when her brother was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer in March 2013. It changed her life. She took a leave of absence from the program to focus instead on fighting police… Continue reading »

Encountering the Original

The Chapin has a 1499 edition of Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, considered the quintessential book of the Italian Renaissance. February marked the 500th anniversary of the death of Aldus Manutius, a man considered by many to be the grandfather of the liberal arts. A Venetian scholar, teacher, editor and publisher, Aldus… Continue reading »