Yesterday afternoon, members of the Class of 2021 gathered together in Wickenden Chapel to listen to thirteen of their sophomore peers share personal beliefs on topics ranging from rescue dogs to the need for gratitude. Tabor’s annual “This I Believe” project is based on a 1950’s radio program, hosted by journalist and radio personality Edward R. Murrow, that invited Americans to gather around their radios to listen to the personal philosophies of the famous, such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, and Jackie Robinson, as well as not-so-famous teachers, scientists, construction workers, and cab drivers.
In 2004, the “This I Believe” program was brought back to National Public Radio. As executive producer Dan Gediman explains, “The goal is not to persuade Americans to agree on the same beliefs. Rather, the hope is to encourage people to begin the much more difficult task of developing respect for beliefs different from their own.”
This year’s presenters, selected by vote of their classmates, were as follows: Daniel Chen; Charlie Crowley; Felix Cutler; Alex Giannaros; Menasha Leport; Griffith Long; Logan Lowder; Kari Marvel; Zoë Mermin; Poom Siripakorn; Kiley Smith; Rex Ward; and Hannah Watt.
With the persistence of environmental change, people across the world are experimenting daily with different adaptive methods on the ground. With support from National Geographic and The Redford Center, filmmaker Alizé Carrère has been documenting innovative human adaptations in places such as Madagascar, Bangladesh, Vanuatu, Norway and the United States. From floating farms in Bangladesh to ice pyramids in the Himalayas, these stories reveal incredible ingenuity and resourcefulness in the face of environmental adversity. Alizé shares her experiences from the field looking at these unique examples of human adaptation, reminding us of the most important trait that has allowed for our continued survival on earth.
Join us for this free lecture in the Stroud Academic Center's Lyndon South Auditorium at 242 Front Street, Marion.
Please join the Tabor Academy choristers for a traditional holiday concert of Christmas music on December 15 at 7:30 PM in Wickenden Chapel, 86 Spring Street, Marion, MA. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will be live-streamed on the Tabor Academy Facebook page.