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The Taft Bulletin is published quarterly, in February, May, August and November, by the Taft School and is distributed free of charge to alumni, parents, grandparents and friends of the school.

Issues from Fall 2009 onward now contain class notes, but are password protected. The password is distributed with the electronic version each issue.

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Spring 2017


Shaping the Future
Bonnie Blackburn-Penhollow ’84

From classrooms to research labs, seven Taft alumni teach the next generation of college students.

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Act Locally
Julie Reiff

Spanish and Geography Teacher Baba Frew has spent 30 years showing Taft students how to walk the walk.

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Alumni Spotlight

A Passionate Voice for Justice

Dr. Joyce Poole '74

For more than 40 years, Dr. Joyce Poole ’74, the 2017 Horace Dutton Taft Alumni Medal honoree, has been a passionate voice—a protector and defender—of elephants, dedicating her life to their conservation and welfare.

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Enter Sandman: The Science of Sleep

Emerson Wickwire '91

Sleep expert Emerson Wickwire '91 studies the effects of what is known as “blue light” emitted from electronic devices on the body’s natural circadian rhythms, and discusses the importance of getting enough sleep.

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Farming on Rooftops and Parking Lots

Nick Halmos '97

Nick Halmos '97 has created a way to efficiently grow food in urban environments by combining hydroponic systems with automation and live data. He established Cityblooms, a micro-farm technology company that can safely and sustainably grow fresh food in a range of climates and everywhere from rooftops to parking lots.

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