Summer 2023

Commencement 2023

Family, friends and faculty celebrate graduating seniors at Exeter’s 242nd commencement ceremony.

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Mind over matter

Mental health advocate Raymond Braun '08 and his journey to wellness.

It takes a village

Residential life is critical to the Exeter experience — and that goes for our esteemed faculty as well as the students. With that in mind, this summer the Academy completed construction of the first homes in a new 0.47-acre faculty neighborhood on High Street in Exeter. The 12-unit development includes four duplexes, two single-family homes, and the renovation of an existing building into two apartments. “These are all-electric homes,” says Architect and Campus Planner Heather Taylor. “They are one step in the right direction towards our zero carbon goals.”

The neighborhood will provide post-dorm homes for faculty members who have lived at least 10 years in a dorm apartment (a requirement for all faculty) and pre‐dorm housing for new faculty members unable to move directly into a dorm apartment.  The remaining units are due for completion by December.


Memorial Minute

Michael Francis Drummey

Instructor in English

Michael Francis Drummey was born on June 21, 1937, in Newburyport, Massachusetts, and was brought up in North Andover. He attended the Brooks School and Harvard University, class of ’62, earning a BA in English. His love of literature led him to the Middlebury Bread Loaf School, where he earned his MA in English.

Michael began his teaching career at the Holderness School. There, among longtime friends, he and his wife, Adrienne, were married in 1982. Combined, they had five children: Michael was father to Kelly and Katherine (Katie); Adrienne, mother to Julie ’84, David ’86 and Nadine. Michael was appointed to Exeter as instructor of English in 1969 and taught until his retirement in 2001 — though he continued to teach part-time until 2006.

Read the full Memorial Minute.


Finis Origine Pendet

Moved out but not moved on

By Finn Trones '24

Test your knowledge by printing your own puzzle. Stumped? Find the answers.

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