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The San Francisco Business Times quotes Peter Baldwin '74 in an article about the Wikimedia Foundation:

"Peter Baldwin, a history professor at UCLA and board member of the Arcadia Fund, a private foundation that tracks and preserves endangered culture, said the Wikimedia sites are 'the most democratic form of spreading knowledge.'" Read the full article.

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Will Bartz named Varsity Basketball Head Coach

Will Bartz '99 has been named Gilman's new Varsity Basketball Head Coach, succeeding Owen Daly, who resigned upon his appointment as the new Director of Admissions for the Upper School. Bartz attended F&M College, where he served as a student assistant basketball coach and a graduate assistant under the legendary Glenn Robinson. He comes to Gilman from Indian Creek School in Anne Arundel County, where he taught math and became the first basketball coach in school history. In addition to coaching basketball at Gilman, Bartz will be teaching Upper School math.


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Winning Coach

"Coach [AC George '74] told us about how long we haven't won a city championship and we had to do that. Our captain told us to work our hardest and we'll win and we trusted him and put our effort into it and won. It feels pretty good," Bluford Drew Jemison player Kaku Tutu said in the Baltimore Sun. A.C.'s team won the Baltimore City Division B boys lacrosse championship. Read the article on the Sun site. Way to go, Coach George!


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Crowley Scholar

Congrats to Chase Campbell '14, who will receive UVA's prestigious T. Rodney Crowley Jr. scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year!

A rising fourth-year lacrosse defenseman, Chase, an economics major and English minor, has remained on the ACC academic honor roll every semester at UVA. He received the 2016 University of Virginia Scholar Athlete award. He is the current president of Student-Athletes Committed to Honor, a student group that represents an important link between the athletic community and UVA's storied Honor System, promoting its values and serving as a resource. Campbell is a member of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity and T.I.L.K.A., a social and philanthropic UVA honorary society.

Awarded to an accomplished student who demonstrates leadership, sportsmanship, character and integrity, the Crowley Scholarship provides the equivalent of full in-state tuition, room and board for the recipient's undergraduate fourth year (UVA parlance for senior year).

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Tony nomination for Bradley King '02

Bradley King's musical, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 has been nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including King's nomination for Lighting Design of a Musical. King recently returned to Gilman to present the George E. P. Mountcastle Memorial Lecture, along with the show's author, composer, lyricist, orchestrator and original star, Dave Malloy for a look inside the making of a groundbreaking Broadway musical. Watch the video of their discussion here.

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Sheets is a Premier Slugger

Gavin Sheets '14 gets a shout out in this article on D1Baseball.com, which exclaims that "it was only a matter of time before he unlocked his huge lefthanded power potential." Sheets hit his first-career grand slam against Clemson on April 22.

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Dangerous DIY

The April 8 episode of "First Time Flippers" on the DIY network featured Kyara and Khalil Uqdah '06 as the featured project! From the show website: "Kyara and Khalil take on a dilapidated Baltimore townhouse for their first flip. Kyara becomes concerned that, between Khalil's dangerous renovation methods and their overall lack of experience, they might get hurt before this flip gets finished." Read more about Khalil and Kyara in an article published by Lehigh University, Khalil's alma mater.

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GTV at the Races

Joe Davies '80, Charlie Fenwick '66, and Parker Pearce '19 join the GTV crew, Julian Baron '17, advisor Cesare Ciccanti, and Nathan Heinlein '17, in the crow's nest at Shawan Downs on April 9. The crew streamed the Horseman's Invitational Steeplechase Trials. Watch the recording.

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Contemporary Artist

Contemporary artist Ajay Kurian '02 returned to Upper School assembly to share slides of his work, discussing his career path (he says it all began in Upper School art teacher Karl Connolly's class) and what it means to be an artist today. "Contemporary art is a bunch of people trying to think through the world through materials," he said.

"Ajay's work is variously beautiful and challenging, at times testing both his limits and ours," said Connolly, continuing that Ajay's art deals with "place, culture, history, memory, self, and hope with a mindful humor, deep intelligence, and raw integrity."

Read more about Ajay Kurian in a 2014 Gilman Bulletin profile.

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April Fool's

John Chirikjian '13, along with his Yale classmate Will Kortum, used his creative powers for good-natured evil as an April Fool's Day joke. Meet the Hub, their device that doesn't really do anything and doesn't even exist. Yet fellow Yale students fell for the prank, with some applying for jobs at the fictitious startup. Read an article in Business Insider. Well played, John.

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