On February 17, 2021, Zach Walsh ’14 returned to the Hilltop virtually to speak to the Independent Research students about his research experiences in immunotherapy for pediatric leukemia, where scientists have altered the body’s own immune system to fight the blood cancer.
Hackley’s Independent Research Program had the pleasure of hosting Metika Ngbokoli ’11 on Monday, December 7, where she discussed her incredibly inspiring path in being a first generation college student to now a 4th year PhD student in the Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Program at the UNC.
The Independent Research program was excited to host Uriel Garcia ’17 in our Guest Speaker Series. The students were fascinated by all of the organic chemistry projects Uriel worked on, such as synthesizing an organic compound that can irreversibly block pain receptors, and how this love of Chemistry stemmed from his Organic Chemistry class at Hackley.
Since sharing this essay on Sunday, May 31 about the killings of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery, I have been a part of several crucial, painful conversations with community members, the overriding theme of which has been to see Hackley move from conversation to action on issues of racism and injustice. I am grateful to those who participated--both students and adults--for the direct nature of these conversations, leading me to insights on ways we can and must do better.
Attention Classes of 2009-2016: Join us on June 4th at 8:00 PM for a virtual cocktail party featuring a mixologist who will teach us how to make a few summer cocktails. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.