The Marvin Shagam Inititative for Ethics and Global Citizenship

The Marvin Shagam Initiative for Ethics and Global Citizenship, piloted by Mr. Jacobsen and Mr. Shagam, hopes to educate students about global affairs and foreign cultures. The program has three elements: a speaker series, curricular development, and international student travel. The speaker series has already begun, with Dr. John Lenczowski CdeP 1967 coming to speak … Continue reading The Marvin Shagam Inititative for Ethics and Global Citizenship

Interview with J. Grace Alden CdeP 1987

With Martin Luther King Jr.’s Day approaching soon on January 19th, it is only fitting to turn our attention to one of the most vital civil rights issues of this generation: transgender rights. This fall, J. Grace Alden CdeP 1987 returned to Thacher and spoke to a packed Room 14 about rejecting her male-gender assignment … Continue reading Interview with J. Grace Alden CdeP 1987

Anacapa Scholar Talks Books and Gandhi

After a vacation in Ojai and a curiosity for the culture that is the American boarding school, Vibhuti Patel took a childless admissions tour of the Thacher campus. As her tour concluded, she struck up a conversation with Mr. Mulligan, who suggested she come teach as an Anacapa Scholar. Ms. Patel accepted the offer during … Continue reading Anacapa Scholar Talks Books and Gandhi