The recent edition of Friends Journal included the writing of rising senior and Oakwood's 2020-21 co-clerk Ila Kumar. Ila's writing was also recently featured in The Lily, a publication of the Washington Post, for its “Dear future self” high school essay contest. Friends Journal, whose mission is to communicate Quaker experience in order to connect and deepen spiritual lives, has readership located in all 50 states and 43 foreign countries. Following is the article in its entirety.
Allison Loggins-Hull '01 of Flutronix Featured in Library of Congress Project Commissioning Music of The Coronavirus Pandemic
Join us on one or even both Zoom Gatherings where our community can come together to watch our pre-recorded, virtual commencement ceremonies and celebrate the Class of 2020!
Our first Virtual Alumni Weekend brought together over 100 alums from the classes of 1946 to 2010, calling in from as far away as Ireland and the West Coast and as near as New Paltz!
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”.
Oakwood Presents First Virtual Caroline “Dash” Davis Gleiter ’51 Lecture on Social Justice - Friday April 24th
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.
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.
Oakwood's Humanities Chair Stephen Miller Receives Small Grant Award from the American Philosophical Association
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).