Projecting Power: Post-9/11 Action Films and American Imperial Values

Jerry Shu, ’21CAMD ScholarFaculty Advisor: Elizabeth Meyer, Instructor in Classics From Rome’s Aeneas to America’s Superman, stories of fictional heroes are beloved in Western culture. In recent years, those narratives have come in the form of box office-dominating action films, such as Avengers: Endgame (2019) or Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019). What makes these narratives soContinue reading “Projecting Power: Post-9/11 Action Films and American Imperial Values”

2019-2020 Speakers

Anthony Jack Author of  The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students, Jack challenges colleges and universities to think about how all students can access and take full advantage of the resources on their campuses. Moved by Jack’s first visit, CAMD teamed up with the College Counseling Office kick-off Family Weekend Family WeekendContinue reading “2019-2020 Speakers”

A Devil’s Advocate to God’s Advocates: Religious Language in American Presidential Campaigns

Karen Sun ’21Faculty Advisor: Kurt PrescottMay 8th, 2020 The very first words in the American Bill of Rights establishes that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion”; in other words, separation of church and state. But how separate is our church and state really…? Is the modern Democratic Party truly the partyContinue reading “A Devil’s Advocate to God’s Advocates: Religious Language in American Presidential Campaigns”

Dr. Bettina L. Love Joins us for ASM and Faculty Meeting

Dr. Bettina Love, co-founder of the Abolitionist Teaching Network (ATN), will join us for All School Meeting on Monday, September 28th and Faculty Meeting on Wednesday, September 30th. The ATN’s mission is to develop and support teachers and parents fighting injustice within their schools and communities. Dr. Love is concerned with how educators working withContinue reading “Dr. Bettina L. Love Joins us for ASM and Faculty Meeting”

A Message from the CaMD Director

One of the first times I ever addressed the Andover community was following Ferguson. When news broke that the grand jury was not going to indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Mike Brown, as people took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri and cities across the world to protest the killing of yet anotherContinue reading “A Message from the CaMD Director”


GSA@30 Looking back to look forward Founded in 1989 by Sharon Tentarelli ’90, Andover’s GSA is likely the first established group in our independent school network. Since its founding, GSA has championed the LGBTQ community at Andover and helped to create lasting and indelible change. Kicking off the weekend, Tentarelli ’90, walked the audience throughContinue reading “GSA@30”


SEPTEMBER 2 (Mon) Labor Day – New International Students Register3 (Tues) CAMD Open House 9 (Mon) Ashura (begins sundown on Sept 9)13 (Fri) AfLatAm Mixer (5pm)15 (Sun) Latino Heritage Month Begins20 (Fri) AWE Faculty Mixer22 (Sun) Annual AMP Bowling Trip (12:30-4:00)27 (Fri) Alianza Student Faculty Mixer 29-Oct 1 (Sun-Tues) Rosh Hashanah (begins sundown Sept 29)29 (Sun) HostContinue reading “CAMD YEAR IN REVIEW”

Hip Hop Youth Activism Conference

Exploring Hip Hop as an Organizing Tool The CAMD mural was created by Elevated Thought in Lawrence, MA. All conference attendees contributed to the final piece. Since it’s conception, young people have looked to hip hop as a means to examine and affirm their own identity while promoting the understanding that our individual struggles areContinue reading “Hip Hop Youth Activism Conference”

Tony Jack shares his journey with the Andover community

Tony Jack “Access Ain’t Inclusion” “Access Ain’t Inclusion” Short and to the point, that phrase has stayed with me long after Tony Jack’s visit. His book, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges are Failing Disadvantaged Students, not only bares witness to the experiences of hundreds of students from poor communities but also provides a roadmapContinue reading “Tony Jack shares his journey with the Andover community”

Six students participate in NAIS’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference

With the Fierce Urgency of Now. SDLC 2019 Over 1000 high schools students descended on Seattle for NAIS’ Annual Student Diversity Leadership Conference. This year’s theme: With the Fierce Urgency of Now., served as a rallying point for these young leaders, all of whom were invested in exploring their own identities, building their skills asContinue reading “Six students participate in NAIS’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference”