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"You can do things that people think you cannot do. ... But you can’t do them by simply beating your head against a wall; you need to go find a door."

Michael Fossel '69

Exeter student Kiesse Nanor
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Exeter People

“That's the most important thing about Exeter — you make so many friends ... and you form really strong bonds."

Kiesse '22

Why I love teaching at Exeter: Kris Johnson

In the first of a series, Instructor in Music Kris Johnson describes what he appreciates most about Exeter students.

David Sakura in Assembly Hall.

Survivor recounts dark period in American history

David Sakura addressed assembly Friday with the story of his family's detention by the U.S. government during World War II.

Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley (left) and Katya Davis '20 study the chess board in the last math of a 10-board simultaneous competition Thursday night, Jan. 8, 2020.

Masterful message

"Live your passion, and wake up every day feeling like 'This is what I want to do.'" Watch chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley (here playing Katya Davis '20) share his inspirational message with Exeter.

 

Assembly and Speakers
Jericho Brown

Lamont Poet Jericho Brown

A jampacked Assembly Hall greeted the author of “The Tradition,” a 2019 National Book Award Finalist. “I write the poems I wish I was reading,” he said to Exonians at today’s Q&A.

Exeter alumna Julie Livingston speaks at assembly

‘Eternal economic growth is a fairy tale with a very unhappy ending.’

MacArthur Fellow Julie Livingston ’84 describes the “self-devouring growth” in Botswana. “You will write a new story: a smarter one, a fairer one,” she tells students.