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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!

  • Academics
  • Faculty

At the culmination of the AP Literature unit on Chinua Achebe’s Nigerian novel Things Fall Apart, we were fortunate enough to have Ms. Rebecca Carr visit for a day to lead two roundtable discussions on Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, which Achebe cites as one of his influences; yet maybe not in the way one might think. Rebecca is a teacher of English at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, with a specialization in both early and modern British literature.

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What's that big orange trailer?
  • Student Life

The Ursuline parking lot had a new look during the week of January 29-February 2nd, as it became home to the Distractology van, a driving simulator developed by the Human Performance Lab at UMass Amherst to give students hands-on practice in safe driving techniques and how to avoid distractions behind the wheel. 

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The Connecting Power of Serviam
  • Alumnae
  • Service

When I was asked last month to join a group of alumnae volunteers to organize and wrap Christmas gifts at the Italian Home for Children in Boston, it brought me right back to my days at Ursuline. Volunteering has always left me with a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment but it wasn't until I started Ursuline in the 7th grade that my journey of Serviam began.

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Time Flies When You're Having Fun
  • Academics

Time "flies" when you're having fun at Ursuline, and for Ms. Maureen Dugan's AP Biology class, this adage was especially true on December 8.  On that day, ten students had the opportunity to visit MIT's Whitehead Institute and spend quality time alongside MIT scientists, analyzing fruit flies and expanding their knowledge of DNA and genetics.

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