The Hotchkiss Record

Hurricanes and COVID: New Faculty Journey to Lakeville

Ms. Sidran taught middle schoolers at the Carol Morgan school, an international American school in Santo Domingo before coming to Hotchkiss.

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

September 24, 2020

Fourteen new faculty join the community this year from places all around the world, including the Dominican Republic, Spain, France, and Massachusetts. Although many faculty members accepted their jobs in February, before the global spread of COVID-19, others faced the difficult decision of moving to...

Sixty-four Students Embrace Remote Learning

Sander Kuijs ’21, News Editor

September 24, 2020

When walking through the Humanities wing, don’t be alarmed to see an owl-like robot sitting in the middle of the classrooms.  With the school year well underway, most students are attending in-person classes and resuming co-curriculars on the fields and in the MAC. However, a different reality confronts t...

Club Committee Goes Virtual

The Clubs Program website groups student organizations into different categories for easy access.

Amelie Zhang ’23, Staff Writer

September 23, 2020

“Want to sign up for our mailing list? You can take some candy if you do!” Students did not experience the chaos of having club members bribing students with food to lure them to their clubs at the Club Fair due to COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings. Instead, under the planning of the Clubs...

Orientation Connects New Students Virtually

Proctors and orientation leaders welcomed students back to campus last week.

Isabel Su ’22, News Editor

September 10, 2020

“I have three brothers, I can ride a unicycle, and I’ve been to 49 out of the 50 states.” This is just one of the many creative submissions new students posted while played “Two Truths and a Lie” on Zoom during orientation last week. With ten percent of the student body studying remotely, the...

School Welcomes New Faculty

14 new faculty members are joining the community this year.

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

September 10, 2020

The Record would like to recognize and welcome the following new faculty to campus. ...

A Fond Farewell to Departing Faculty and Staff

Kiki Henry ’22, Sander Kuijs ’21, & Isabel Su ’22, News Editors

May 28, 2020

The Record would like to recognize and thank the following faculty and staff, who are departing or have departed this year, for their work and contributions to the school. Faculty and staff with an asterisk (*) next to their titles are retiring this year.    Beth Adams, Circulation Desk Assist...

Dorm Heads Committee Announces 2020-2021 Proctors

Kiki Henry ’22, Sander Kuijs ’21 & Isabel Su ’22, News Editors

May 28, 2020

Each year, the Dorm Heads Committee selects proctors with input from academic advisors, dorm faculty, and current proctors. Before applicants are offered proctorship, their candidacy is reviewed by the dean of students, the dean of community life, the head of school, and class deans. Proctors are chose...

Class of 2020 College Matriculation

Class of 2020 College Matriculation

Kiki Henry ’22, Sander Kuijs ’21, and Isabel Su ’22, News Editors

May 28, 2020

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Mr. Bolmer Retires After 34 Years of Teaching

Next year will be the first year without a Bolmer among the school’s faculty in 73 years.

Emily Hellqvist ’23, Contributing Writer

May 18, 2020

With the retirement of Mr. David Bolmer ’73, recipient of the George P. Milmine ’18 Chair and instructor in mathematics, next year will be the first year without a Bolmer among the school’s faculty in 73 years.  Mr. Stephen Bolmer, father of Mr. Bolmer, taught at the school from 1947 to 1991. ...

Masks, Myths, and Medicine – A Conversation with Dr. Bob Morris ’74

Siri Nellutla ’23, Staff Writer

May 11, 2020

To guide the community through an overwhelming rush of information regarding the coronavirus, some of which can be misleading, Dr. Bob Morris ’74, epidemiologist, biostatistician, teacher, and award-winning author, hosted Masks, Myths, and Medicine, a virtual conversation, on Tuesday, May 5.  ...

Oil Industry Crashes

A steep decline in demand for oil due to reduced travel has forced drilling to stop.

Vivian Shi ’23, Contributing Writer

May 4, 2020

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has affected all economic industries, few have been hit as hard as the oil industry. A steep decline in demand due to reduced travel has forced oil-drilling to stop, and the stock prices of oil companies have dropped drastically. Under social distancing, the demand for tran...

Students Discuss Socioeconomic Class

Kiki Henry ’22, News Editor

May 4, 2020

Questions during last Wednesday’s Community Conversation addressed whether COVID-19 might impact students’ ability to afford tuition next year and why teachers might assume that wealthy students are more likely to cheat. The focus of this discussion was “Everything You Wanted to Know, But Were Afra...