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Life on Lowder St Blog

Whether it is lessons in the classroom, athletics, the arts, service or community events, there is always something exciting happening at Ursuline Academy. Read all about it in the Life on Lowder Street Blog!

  • Alumnae
  • Service

This year, two members of the class of 2017 served at a popular site for past Ursuline students - the Ellis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Norwood. Alex Rota and Ashley Mullen had both been fulfilling their year-long service requirements for five years at Ursuline, and they had been sitting in the audience as past seniors spoke about their service on Class Day for just as long. When it came time to select their service site for this year, they had a lot to reflect on before making their decision.

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  • Alumnae

Two young Ursuline alumnae have a lot in common, from their days on the UA basketball court to their current careers as broadcast journalists. Caitlin Burchill '08 and Juli McDonald '06 began as fellow students, and have remained friends as fellow news reporters, with careers that have intersected and spanned the country.

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  • Alumnae

Mary Kate Harrington ‘10, Carolyn Thorne ‘90, and Nancy Sinclair ‘86

The Ursuline tradition continued as the Alumnae office held its 20th annual Women In Leadership symposium in early March.  We proudly welcomed back to campus three alumnae who shared their experiences from their days at Ursuline to their current career roles.

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  • Arts
  • Faculty

A day at an art museum is typically an occasion for peaceful relaxation and treating the senses to images of tranquility and beauty.  However, some works of art, such as those designed to shock or that deal with themes that seem to impose a particular world view, can be challenging to comprehend for an audience of young students with varying degrees of exposure to such themes.   

On February 15, art teacher Caroline Rufo brought her expertise as a classroom teacher and a fine artist to a panel discussion at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts designed to help the museum’s “guide instructors” work with visiting school groups on how to engage with difficult works of art. 

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