Alumnae Blog

In a vibrant network of over 3,500 talented women, a Lincoln alumna is always up to something fascinating. Each of their stories teaches us more about what it means to be a Lincoln girl in today’s world—here's what we’ve learned…

After the Beech Tree

On November 24, 2021 our community bid our beloved beech tree farewell. Our beech tree was more than just a tree, our care for it was a testament to our Quaker values of stewardship and the shade it provided for young friends a reminder of our deep understanding of the joy that can be found in simplicity and commitment to community.

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To Sisterhood – The Great Reuniting

Oh, how the weather gods shined on Lincoln School this weekend for the first large-scale gathering of alumnae on campus since the fall of 2019. The Great Reuniting, as the weekend’s festivities were lovingly styled, saw over 150 alumnae—from the Classes of 1946 through 2019—converge at 301 Butler Avenue for a mix of social events and informational sessions about the Lincoln School of today.

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A Big Day for Little School: Expansion Project Breaks Ground

It’s official! The new Little School expansion has broken ground, kicking off our $5M Building Beginnings campaign, dedicated to learning through discovery and connection through community. This all-community event was a joyous celebration of our littlest learners, with students from all divisions, faculty, staff, parents, alumnae, board members, supporters, partners and more in attendance. 

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Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Future: Lincoln’s Alumnae Awards

Each fall, Lincoln School and the Alumnae Association honor three women whose exceptional accomplishments and passion-driven lives have had an impact on our school, on their communities, and on the world. Learn more about each of the three honors (and the 2018 award recipients!) and submit nominations for the 2019 Alumnae Awards today! 

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This Just In: Research Shows Girls-School Grads Have a Definitive Edge

New research shows what we've long known—graduates of all-girls schools have a definitive edge over their coeducated peers. This week, the Higher Education Research Institute (HERI) at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) released the results of a study that shows statistically significant advantages for girls’ school graduates as they enter university

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Five Times Siddhartha Mukherjee Blew Our Minds: Words from the 2018 AAB ’89 Speaker that Will Make You Think

Digging into either of Dr. Mukherjee’s works provides an opportunity for understanding, a chance to confront science’s mysteries armed with the knowledge that comes from his years of research and work in the field of oncology. His reflections will always make you think, but sometimes, they will truly blow your mind. Here are a few of our favorites.

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Set Your DVR for Spring of 2020: The Gene, An Intimate History

Have you ever wondered what you’re made of? Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, has, and it’s the guiding question behind his latest book, The Gene: An Intimate History. This work from the groundbreaking doctor, writer, and researcher who will be speaking at Lincoln on October 18, is being made into a three-hour documentary series on PBS that will debut in the Spring of 2020.

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Confidence By Design: Spotlight on Katherine Faulkner '83

The walls of NADAAA, the award-winning Boston architecture and urban design firm, are disarmingly neutral, the monochromatic loft giving the impression of being a living, breathing blank canvas. Those walls encompass a hive of activity; NADAAA is a busy place, and the fruits of its labor surround the designers, architects, project managers, technicians, and behind-the-scenes people, as if to say, “Keep going; just look at what you’ve already done.” Small-scale models of soon-to-be landmarks grow out of glass-enclosed tables. Photographic patchworks of past and future projects cluster together on the walls, complemented by jutting 3D prototypes below, all of them physical manifestations of the art of progress.

The result is stunning. And one of the forces behind it all is Katie Faulkner ’83.

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Independent Study Spotlight: Girls and Social Media Documentary

What do you do when you realize that social media might be making your generation antisocial? If you’re Meredith Sullivan ’17, you put down your phone and pick up a video camera.

One of the first 11 girls to complete the new Independent Study Program at Lincoln, a yearlong, self-directed course on a subject that inspires them, Sullivan chose to shine a spotlight on the effects that imagery and language in social media have on girls and young women.

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Contact Caitlin Grant at 401-455-1127 or cgrant@lincolnschool.org.