Oakwood News

Zach Coto '10 Presents Annual Herzog Science Lecture

Published Monday, April 15, 2019

Zach Coto, a Biology PhD candidate at Boston University, will return to Oakwood to present our Annual Herzog Lecture on Friday May 3, 2019.  A graduate of the class of 2010, Zach shared his journey since leaving Oakwood and gave us insight into his upcoming lecture,  “Tiny Brains and Huge Societies: The Evolution of Metabolism in a System of Sterility, Division of Labor, and Collective Intelligence.”

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Flutist Allison Loggins-Hull 01 To Present Arts Lecture

Published Friday, March 29, 2019

Allison Loggins-Hull, Oakwood class of 2001, will return to campus on Friday, April 5th, 2019, to present Oakwood’s 6th annual Arts Presentation to the school community. Allison is a flutist, composer and educator with an active career performing and creating music of multiple genres. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she moved to New York at the age of 10, started playing flute shortly thereafter and was self-taught until she began formal training at the age of 15. She is one half of the critically acclaimed flute duo Flutronix, which was praised by the Wall Street Journal for being able “to redefine the instrument.” MTV recognized Flutronix for “redefining the flute and modernizing its sound by hauling it squarely into the world of popular music.”

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Alumna and Board Member Beth Porter '87 Serves on Davos Roundtable in Switzerland

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Beth Porter ’87, Oakwood alumna and current board member, is a speaker at The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting at Davos in Switzerland.  Beth will take part in the 2nd Annual TransHuman Code Meeting of the Minds Roundtable focusing on “Humans as the Fulcrum to the Internet of Everything".

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Local Author and Vassar Professor Amitava Kumar Visits Humanities Students

Published Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Students in Humanities Chair Stephen Miller's Postcolonial Studies and Critical Race Theory class had a drop in professor this week. Amitava Kumar, Professor of English on the Helen D Lockwood Chair at Vassar College was kind enough to stop by and engage our students during class. 

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Sophomores Explore Issues of Food and Housing Insecurity Through Annual Youth Service Opportunities Program in NYC

Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Our sophomore class traveled with their faculty advisors to NYC for our annual Youth Service Opportunities Program (YSOP) retreat where they delved into issues of food and housing insecurity and the impact felt by families throughout NY State. 

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Oakwood Co-hosts a Celebration of 70 Years of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Join Oakwood's Human Rights interns at the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Museum to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  The day's programming will be based on the theme of "FDR's Four Freedoms Today". 

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Support Oakwood on #GivingTuesday November 27, 2018

Published Monday, November 12, 2018

Starting at midnight on Tuesday November 27th, Oakwood will once again be taking part in a 24 hour online fundraiser for #GivingTuesday.   #NYGivesDay is a 24-hour online challenge to celebrate nonprofits across the state of New York. Nonprofits from across the Empire State will work together to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy throughout their local communities.

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Oakwood Co-hosts Dutchess County Undoing Racism Workshop

Published Monday, October 29, 2018

Together with ENJAN (End the New Jim Crow Action Network), a network dedicated to working in the Hudson Valley to fight the racist criminal justice system, Oakwood invites you to take part in advancing institutional change for racial equity through our Dutchess County Undoing Racism Workshop.

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