Lama Tenzin Spreads Message of Compassion at Ross School

The Venerable Tenzin Yignyen, a Buddhist monk and visiting professor at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, returned to Ross School this week to share his message of compassion with the Ross community. Lama Tenzin’s visit each year offers students the opportunity to learn more about the principles of Buddhist philosophy, including the importance of mindfulness, meditation, and acting with compassion. Continue reading

Alumni Profile: Kinara Flagg ’02

“Meaningful exploration” is the phrase Kinara Flagg ’02 uses to describe the path she has taken to discovering her life’s work in service of others. As a lawyer with the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, Housing and Civil Enforcement section, Kinara works to remedy the injustices people have faced at the hand of landlords, predatory lenders, and others. Yet that path Kinara followed was one rife with twists and turns, all of which she took in stride on the way to a rewarding and personally fulfilling career. Continue reading

College Counseling Corner: Zen and the Art of Being Waitlisted

So you’ve taken standardized tests, secured faculty recommendations, written a stellar personal essay, and submitted your completed college application materials. What if the response you receive from the school of your choice is neither an admission or rejection? What if, like thousands of students each year, you find yourself in collegiate purgatory: on the waitlist? Continue reading

Lower School Students Put Service Learning in Action

The Ross School motto, “Know Thyself in Order to Serve,” is deeply ingrained into the student experience. Service learning, or the experience of learning through helping others, is one of the ways students cultivate interpersonal skills, a sense of empathy, and an understanding of their ability to make a difference in the world around them. Continue reading

Sixth Graders Perform Greek Tragedies

Ross sixth grade students culminated their studies of Ancient Greece by staging performances of two popular Greek tragedies, Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides’ Iphigenia in Aulis. Antigone recounts the experiences of the title character (the daughter of Oedipus) and her sister, who endeavor to provide a proper burial for their brother in defiance of the decrees of King Creon. Iphigenia in Aulis covers the aftermath of Agamemnon’s decision to sacrifice his eldest daughter to please the goddess Artemis in advance of his fleet’s invasion of Troy. Continue reading

Stay Up to Date on Field Academy Coursework

Catch up with Ross School students as they travel the globe and dive into deeper study during Field Academy 2018! This three-week term offers students the opportunity to participate in intensive coursework, both on campus and in locations all over the world. You can follow along with their adventures by visiting their class blogs, which are linked below. Additionally, images from Field Academy are searchable on Instagram with the hashtag #RossFieldAcademy. Continue reading