Greetings from the Tang Institute! We hope you’re enjoying the start of spring, as we are here at Phillips Academy.
At the Institute, creative ideas are infusing our campus with a special energy. We kicked off the year by working with students to host a lively TEDx Youth conference. In response to the student-generated question of “What is our generation’s mission statement?” presenters shared perspectives on climate change, artificial intelligence, black activism on Twitter, and more. We also hosted executives from GE Ventures for an E@PA session
on “intra-preneurship and entrepreneurship.”
Faculty continue to draw students into exciting learning ventures as well. A cluster of fellows' projects is empowering students to act as agents of change in their own learning; among them is one on sports psychology, which we highlight in this issue. Faculty are also seeding pilots and courses through Hybrid@Andover, including several that will
launch this summer.
Faculty-led design and development of Learning in the World (LITW) have continued apace, with students traveling to Iceland, Mexico, and Morocco this spring break and to more locations this summer. During a recent news interview, our Learning in the World Director, Carmen Muñoz-Fernandez, captured the essence of our LITW programming, which is designed to help our “students to be the best global citizens they can be.”
We hope you enjoy these stories and more and get a glimpse into ideas that are growing here.
Caroline Nolan, Currie Family Director