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SNL’s Colin Jost to be 2016 Commencement Speaker

On May 29, Saturday Night Live writer and comedian Colin Jost will come to Deerfield to speak at the 2016 Commencement ceremony. Each year, Deerfield invites a distinguished individual to address the graduating class. Previous speakers have included former U.S. President George Bush; Henry Rodgin ...


Sarah Kay: The Art of Speech

On April 25, spoken-word poet Sarah Kay visited Deerfield Academy and performed some of her poetry to a full audience in the concert hall. Kay, who is from New York City, said that she has been writing all her life and began performing her poetry at age 14. She attended Brown University, earning a ...


Ken Burns Interview

Recently, acclaimed documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Peter Davis visited Deerfield to discuss the artistry and history behind their films chronicling the Vietnam War. The two shared information and scenes from Davis’s 1974 classic, Hearts and Minds, and Burns’ newest project on the Vietnam ...


Ken Burns to Visit

Documentarian Ken Burns, notable for directing The Civil War (1990), Baseball (1994), Jazz (2001), and The Natural Parks: America’s Best Idea (2009) will visit Deerfield on February 23, 2012.