make, teach, recycle art

Once a Supply Room Coordinator at Explo, Jodi Lea Schmidt [Int Faculty '95-'00] now provides art resources to schools and organizations throughout Massachusetts.


international editor

Gideon Rose [Sr Student ’79], editor of Foreign Affairs, returns to Exploration to talk politics.


Instagram CEO is Explo Alum

Congratulations to five year Explo alumnus Kevin Systrom, whose mobile photo sharing company Instagram was recently bought by Facebook for $1 billion in cash and stock.

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    Leah Hager Cohen, a member of the EXPLO faculty from 1986 to 1994, continues to achieve great success and recognition as a writer. Her most recent work, The Grief of Others, has been receiving press and praise across the country.

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    Congratulations to former EXPLO faculty member Amor Towles on his best selling debut novel, Rules of Civility.

  • The first group of Dick Steele Scholarship Fund recipients fared very well in the college process this year—through their own hard work, and with the support of Exploration in navigating the landscape of college admissions

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    The newest work from filmmaker Lisa Gossels [daughter of Exploration Trustee Nancy Gossels], My So-Called Enemy, is touring the United States and winning awards at just about every stop.

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    George Whitesides recently became the first CEO of Virigin Galactic and is opening up space travel to anyone who has the dream...and the dough.