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Taft Views Amplifying Voices, Sharing Perspectives, Connecting Alumni

Alumni Voices: The View from Campus

Director of Admissions Peter Frew '75 shares an inside look at campus life during the Fall of 2021.

Perspective: Building Strength Through Adversity

Head of School Willy MacMullen ’78 welcomed the Taft community back to campus during this fall’s Convocation Address in Bingham Auditorium. It was the first time in more than 18 months that the full school had met in Bingham. During this historic moment, MacMullen recalled another: September 11, 2001, whose lessons continue to shape our strength and resilience as a school.

Alumni Voices: Amber Guild Fitzpatrick '95 and Vanessa LeFebvre '95

Wednesday, October 13, 7 pm ET

Join Class of 1995 alumnae Amber Guild Fitzpatrick and Vanessa LeFebvre as they discuss Amber's leadership role in cultural transformation at The New York Times. Register here.

Alumni Voices: William Sutton '89

Thursday, October 21, 12 pm ET

Join author William Sutton as he discusses his book, Lawless & The Devil of Euston Square, the first in a series of historical thrillers. Former Taft English faculty member Roger Stacey will moderate the discussion. Register here.

Student Voices: Co-Head Mons Nicole Balbuena and Zobran Elias

Co-head Monitors Zobran Elias and Nicole Balbuena welcomed the community with heartfelt speeches on arrival day, and again during a recent Morning Meeting. Their addresses allowed them to reflect on their Taft journeys, drawing from their own time at Taft to inspire and encourage their peers. Watch their Morning Meeting talks here.

Academic Perspectives: Thomas Allen, Dean of Community, Justice, and Belonging

Thursday, October 21, 7 pm ET

Meet Thomas Allen, Taft's first Dean of Community, Justice and Belonging. Thomas comes to Taft with an extensive background working in education, and has already hit the ground running. Register here.

Academic Perspectives: Taft and NYBG At Home and Across the Globe

Tuesday, October 26, 7 pm ET

Join Taft science faculty Dr. Amanda Benedict and Michael McAloon, Assistant Head of School Jeremy LaCasse, and NYBG Arthur J. Cronquist Curator of North American Botany Dr. Robert F. C. Naczi as they discuss current and former research, their work in conjunction with the Maijuna as well as the Morpho Institute, and what it means for Taft students on campus in Watertown and at the New York Botanical Garden. Register here.

CONNECT! With Classmates

Calling all classes ending in 2 and 7, save the date! We hope to see you back at Taft for reunion next spring!

CONNECT! With other Tafties

We invite you to join Taft Connect, our online community created especially for Taft alumni/ae to help keep you connected to one another and to the School. Taft Connect allows you to find classmates, act as a mentor, or make new connections by location, college or university, career field and more. Join the more than 1,300 Tafties on Taft Connect today!

Join Taft Connect here.

CONNECT! With campus

Go Big Red! Go Rhinos!

A sea of red adorned Taft’s fields last weekend as the school hosted its first day of home games open to parents and alumni in more than a year. Game day included tailgate picnics and games under the lights. Taft swept almost all of the contests including big wins for football over Trinity-Pawling, field hockey over Loomis, and boys’ soccer over Andover on the newly turfed Camp field. You can catch up on scores and schedules on the Athletics web pages. And whether you are from the “Go Big Red!” or the “Go Rhinos!” era, we invite you to cheer on Taft athletes on game days as you watch our athletic livestream. Photos of this weekend’s games are available on taftphotos.com.

CONNECT! With our Community

What's the Buzz?

What did Taft students do over the summer? (Hint: Global travel is back!) What--and when--is the fall musical? What's happening in the Potter Gallery? Keep abreast of all Taft's campus news in the Taft website news feed.

Let's Get Social

Taft's dedicated alumni social media account--Horace Dutton Taft on Facebook--keeps alums connected and in the know. Want more in-depth and frequent information about daily life at Taft? Follow @taftschool on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Looking Ahead: The 50th Anniversary of Taft Coeducation!

2021-2022 marks the 50th anniversary of Taft coeducation!

Join us for a year-long celebration and help us honor the voices of the Women of Taft: students, faculty, staff whose journeys have made Taft a better school and whose potential will continue to shape it for years to come; alumnae who have impacted their communities, transformed the places where they work, and created a better world. We want to hear from you. Look out for a survey in the coming days. Your replies will help us curate a tailored series of both virtual and in-person programs throughout the year.