Alma Matters

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    February 2017

    The New Year is well upon us here at Blair, and although there is a winter chill in the air, we hope that you will join us for a performance, lecture or sporting event if you are in the Blairstown area. Don’t forget to check Blair's alumni web page to stay up to date with what is happening on and off campus and, as always, feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.

    Jenny Maine, Director of Alumni Relations

    Pictured above: Blair’s Winter Formal, 1944.

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    NYC Young Alumni Reception and Networking Event

    We invite you for an evening of cocktails, conversation and the opportunity to connect with Blair alumni in a professional capacity on Wednesday, February 8, at The Georgian Suite, 1A East 77th Street, NYC. For more information and to register, click here.

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    In the Heights
    February 16, 17 & 18 at 7:30 p.m.

    Armstrong-Hipkins Center for the Arts, DuBois Theatre

    In the Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant American community in New York City’s Washington Heights, a neighborhood full of hopes, dreams, traditions and music. The play’s characters navigate challenges and changes in a production that won 2008 Tony Awards for best musical, best score, best choreography and best orchestrations. For a complete list of Blair's Performing Arts, click here.

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    Boston Reception

    You are cordially invited to join Head of School Chris Fortunato for a cocktail reception at the Downtown Harvard Club of Boston on Thursday, March 2, 2017. For more information and to register, click here.

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    Community Celebrates International Weekend

    Blair’s cultural diversity was on full display over the weekend, as members of the community celebrated their nationalities and ethnicities at the School’s annual International Weekend January 14 and 15.

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    Students Enjoy ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Mid-Winter Semi-Formal

    Although it wasn’t snowing outside on Saturday evening, January 21, Blair’s Romano Dining Hall was transformed into a winter wonderland for the annual Mid-Winter Semi-Formal. The fun started at Sharpe House, home of Head of School Chris Fortunato, his wife, Erin, and their family. Students from all grades enjoyed mocktails as they held dearly onto white roses handed out by none other than Mr. and Mrs. Fortunato. Students also posed for photos, which were taken by photography teacher Tyson Trish.

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    Combinatorics: College-Level Math & Creative Problem-Solving

    Combinatorics is an advanced mathematics topic that students typically do not encounter until they reach college, but this year, Blair is offering the class for students who wish to continue studying math beyond the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum. The course was developed by math teacher Benjamin Delwiche, who holds a BA in mathematics and an M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction from Boston College, and it introduces students to abstract and applied mathematics through strong emphasis on creative problem-solving techniques, and collaborative learning.

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    The Blair Oracle

    The Blair Oracle is a student-run online publication that features work by members of the community, including news, essays, artwork, fiction and commentary. The Blair Breeze, the School's longstanding student-run, print-based news publication, was incorporated into The Oracle in 2016. The Oracle also hosts Blair’s Internet radio station on Saturday nights, bringing interviews, news and music to the community each week. Please check out The Oracle at It can also be viewed on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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    Winter Athletic Schedule

    Join us at Blair this season to cheer on the Bucs! To view a schedule of upcoming athletic events, please click here, or for more information on livestreamed events, click here. For the latest sports news, follow the athletic department on Twitter (@blairbucs).

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    Attention NYC Alumni

    For those alumni residing or working in NYC, please consider joining Blair's New York City Chapter on Facebook by clicking here!

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    Blair Students Thrive Because of Your Support

    Alumni support of the Blair Fund impacts our students in life-changing ways providing experiences and opportunities in the classroom and beyond. Click here to make your gift today, or reach out to Meg Marsh, director of annual giving, at or (908) 362-6121, ext. 5653. Thank you!

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Issue: Monday, February 6th, 2017

Upcoming Events

Wed Feb 8

NYC Young Alumni Reception & Networking Event

The Georgian Suite, 1A East 77th Street, NYC
7:00pm - 9:00pm