Emmy Award winning actor Peter Strauss ’65 visited Hackley on Thursday, November 20th serving as a guest instructor for the School’s Public Speaking and All Things Theatrical classes. Peter also met with our Beginning to Advanced Drama students in King Chapel, focusing on presentation skills in general.
On Saturday, November 15th, Hackley hosted its fourth MS debate tournament and the first event of the 2014-2015 debate year. Ten schools, mostly from New York City, came out for the event and featured 37 parliamentary teams of three debaters apiece, for a total of more than 110 MS debaters. Three Success Academy schools from Harlem as well as the Dalton School, Nightingale-Bamford, and Hunter College High School competed during the day.
On Friday, October 24th, Hackley history students had the opportunity to discuss Russian history with Dr. Jody LaPorte, a lecturer and scholar on Russia and the former Soviet Union at Oxford University (UK).
On Monday, October 20, Hackley was thrilled to welcome Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard, as our W.E.B. DuBois Institute lecturer, part of an annual lecture series devoted to the fields of African or African American cultural identity made possible through our enriching partnership with Harvard University’s W.E.B. DuBois Research Institute.