Oakwood News

Virtual Arts Lecture with Photographer Katie Settel '84 - Friday May 15th

Published Saturday, May 9, 2020

Join us on Friday May 15th at 1PM for our first Virtual Arts Lecture! We’ll be welcoming photographer Katie Settel ‘84 who will be presenting, “(un)Forgotten, The Journey to Remembering”.

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Oakwood Presents First Virtual Caroline “Dash” Davis Gleiter ’51 Lecture on Social Justice - Friday April 24th

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Oakwood’s first virtual Caroline “Dash” Davis Gleiter ’51 Lecture on Social Justice will be held on Friday, April 24th, at 1:00 pm via Zoom. This lecture series highlights social justice issues and was initiated by the class of 1951 and friends in memory of their classmate, Caroline “Dash”  Davis Gleiter, an attorney whose life work and passion were devoted to civil rights and social action.

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Senior Anh Ho Shares Ecobricks Sustainability Project with Area Schools

Published Friday, February 7, 2020

Anh Ho, a senior at Oakwood Friends School from Vietnam, recently shared her multi-year campus sustainability project with neighboring Poughkeepsie Day School (PDS).  As part of her participation in Oakwood’s Libby Moroff Leadership Program, Anh taught the PDS 4th and 5th graders how to make Ecobricks. Her goal is to spread knowledge about reducing plastic waste and creating sustainable building materials throughout the Hudson Valley before she graduates in June.

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Oakwood's Humanities Chair Stephen Miller Receives Small Grant Award from the American Philosophical Association

Published Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Oakwood's Humanities Chair Stephen Miller and Professor Wendy Turgeon, Ph.D. from St. Joseph's College received a Small Grant award from the American Philosophical Association (APA). 

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Caroline Brevetti '07 Opens Conscious Co. - a Boutique with a More Ethical Approach

Published Monday, November 4, 2019

For fashion lovers who want to honor that human beings are behind the clothes we wear and wear clothes that deserve respect, Caroline Brevetti of New Paltz has opened up Conscious Co. Boutique on North Front Street in Kingston. Her goal — establish an ethical and sustainable marketplace for everyone.

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In Celebration of Charlie Butts:
Coach, Colleague, Teacher, Mentor, Friend from 1981 to 2019

Published Monday, August 19, 2019


We are immensely grateful for the time we were given with Charlie and for all he gave to Oakwood. We are also immensely saddened by his passing on August 10th, due to complications from a planned surgery. Oakwood Friends School will hold a memorial followed by a field dedication for Charlie on Saturday September 28th at 2:00PM. Details to follow.

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Nafisa Rashid on "Competitive Ethics?"

Published Thursday, June 6, 2019

Since tenth grade, I have participated in a competition called Ethics Bowl. Every year high school students gather in teams in New York City to talk about ethical dilemmas and give their opinions on how these dilemmas should be resolved. These dilemmas ask questions such as, is it right for you read your sister’s journal? Or is it ethical for China to have a social credit system?

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Journalist Amitava Kumar To Open Alumni Weekend “A Human Writes Human Rights: A Novelist’s Report”

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019

Writer and journalist Amitava Kumar will open Alumni Weekend 2019 on Friday afternoon, May 17th, with the presentation of the Caroline “Dash” Davis Gleiter Lecture on Social Justice. Now in its 15th year, this lecture series was established by classmates in memory of Dash Davis Gleiter ’51 in recognition of her work in civil rights and her lifetime of volunteer activities to promote social justice. Kumar will present: “A Human Writes Human Rights: A Novelist’s Report.”


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