When we began work on this edition of the magazine in January, news coverage mentioning coronavirus had just begun and the school had kept a watchful eye on its development. But life on Baker Street continued as usual, as did our magazine’s focus on creativity. By the time we finished the magazine in May, coronavirus had changed everything about our world and the school day. However, one important part of CM remained unchanged – CM’s creative and dedicated faculty worked non-stop to deliver CM’s mission.
From March through June, the faculty’s enthusiasm, innovation, collaborative spirit, and dedication were on display as CM deployed a carefully planned, industry-leading online program. Faculty adapted to the moment and found new ways to make learning rigorous, active, and real-world applicable. Students in a history class spoke with a POW, students in AP Spanish participated in a webinar hosted from Mexico City, and an art class created its own version of famous works of arts using materials they found at home. I was impressed watching my colleagues’ creativity take hold in real time.
We often talk about preparing students for a changing world. In a few short months, the world changed dramatically, but the school did what it prepares students to do best – adapt. CM Magazine adapted too. We were already focusing on the creativity of our alumni, faculty, and students. Like the faculty, we also pivoted to capture CM at this moment in time.
Dan Chisholm '03 Director of Marketing & Strategic Communications
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