Speakers urge gender equality

Connor Reese

Faculty from both campuses converged on the middle school campus for a co-education conference Nov. 11.

The faculty attended sessions with speakers such as Lise Eliot, Ph.D., the author of “Pink Brain, Blue Brain,” a book that focuses on the ways to remove the boundaries that prevent boys and girls from achieving equally. Eliot is also the Associate Professor of Neuroscience at The Chicago Medical School of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science.

Other panelists were Michael Thompson, Ph.D., a New York Times bestselling author and international speaker; Caitlin Flanagan (Patrick Hudnut ’16); Joanne Nichols and Linda J. Sax, Ph.D., a Professor of Higher Education at UCLA.

Athletic coaches met with Sean McCann, Ph.D., a Senior Sports Psychologist for the US Olympic Committee. This meeting focused on the intricacies of coaching high school athletes.

The conference also welcomed faculty from a variety of other middle and high schools.