In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2019-20

Audrey H. Arndt passed away on Oct. 6, 2019 at the age of 95. She began her career in 1945 during World War II as a member of the Women’s Army Corps as chief clerk at McCaw General Hospital, near Ft. Walla Walla, Washington. After being honorably discharged in 1946, she went to work for Milwaukee Country Day School as secretary to the headmaster, remaining … Continue reading In Memoriam: Fall/Winter 2019-20

Alumni Salute to Service

In an effort to recognize and honor alumni who have previously served or are currently serving our country, the Alumni Association is creating an alumni veteran registry and a service recognition program that will include a memorial, reflection, and appreciation space on campus. It is our hope that this program will provide a space for all our community members—veterans and non-veterans alike—to pause and remember … Continue reading Alumni Salute to Service

It’s Just Lunch

When USM’s tradition of assigned seating at lunches gained national attention, alumni were invited back to see for themselves how school lunches have—or have not—changed since they were students. Each alumna/us was seated at an Upper School table and had a chance to connect with students and swap stories. Any noticeable changes? “The new Jack Olson ’67 Commons is a beautiful space to eat lunch … Continue reading It’s Just Lunch

Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2019-20

’40s DONALD W. BAUMGARTNER MCDS’49 received the 2019 Bravo! Entrepreneur Lifetime Achievement Award presented by BizTimes Media. Baumgartner is the founder of Milwaukee-based Paper Machinery Corp. He is pictured at right with BizTimes founder Dan Meyer. ’50s ANNE (NELSON) WEISSMAN MDS’54 would like to share the following note with the MDS class of 1954: “Sorry to miss our party. I have been so busy that … Continue reading Class Notes: Fall/Winter 2019-20

The American Dream

Raj Chetty ’97 won the A.SK Social Science Award 2019, which is awarded by the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, and includes a $200,000 prize. Chetty was awarded for his research on poverty and social mobility. Chetty recently appeared on Amanpour & Co. Click here to watch him discuss the fading American dream and how he is working to make it attainable for everyone. Continue reading The American Dream