milton academy scandal

    milton academy

  • Milton Academy (also known as Milton or MA) is a coeducational, independent preparatory, boarding and day school in Milton, Massachusetts consisting of 9-12 Upper School and K-8 Lower School. Boarding is offered starting in 9th grade.


  • An action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage
  • a disgraceful event
  • Rumor or malicious gossip about such events or actions
  • disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
  • The outrage or anger caused by such an action or event
  • A scandal is a widely publicized allegation or set of allegations that damages the reputation of an institution, individual or creed. A scandal may be based on true or false allegations or a mixture of both.

milton academy scandal – Corporate Wasteland:

Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization
Corporate Wasteland: The Landscape and Memory of Deindustrialization
Deindustrialization is not simply an economic process, but a social and cultural one as well. The rusting detritus of our industrial past-the wrecked hulks of factories, abandoned machinery too large to remove, and now-useless infrastructures-has for decades been a part of the North American landscape. In recent years, however, these modern ruins have become cultural attractions, drawing increasing numbers of adventurers, artists, and those curious about a forgotten heritage.
Through a unique blend of oral history, photographs, and interpretive essays, Corporate Wasteland investigates this fascinating terrain and the phenomenon of its loss and rediscovery. Steven High and David W. Lewis begin by exploring an emerging aesthetic they term the deindustrial sublime, explaining how the ritualized demolition of landmark industrial structures served as dramatic punctuations between changing eras. They then follow the narrative path blazed by urban spelunkers, explorers who infiltrate former industrial sites and then share accounts and images of their exploits in a vibrant online community. And to understand the ways in which geographic and emotional proximity affects how deindustrialization is remembered and represented, High and Lewis focus on Youngstown, Ohio, where residents and former steelworkers still live amid the reminders of more prosperous times.
Corporate Wasteland concludes with photo essays of sites in Michigan, Ontario, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania that pair haunting images with the poignant testimonies of those who remember industrial sites as workplaces rather than monuments. Forcing readers to look beyond nostalgia, High and Lewis reinterpret our deindustrialized landscape as a historical and imaginative challenge to the ways in which we comprehend and respond to the profound disruptions wrought by globalization.

"The Sluggard" by Frederic, Lord Leighton, 1885. Behind: "Lycidas" by James Havard Thomas, 1902-8.

"The Sluggard" by Frederic, Lord Leighton, 1885. Behind: "Lycidas" by James Havard Thomas, 1902-8.
Tate Britain Galley.


Leighton struck a balance between the real and the ideal in this life-size bronze sculpture of a perfect male body. It is modern in the way it seizes on a momentary and languid pose, and yet artificial in the way the muscles are emphasised and all personal individuality suppressed. The Sluggard was made for exhibition at the Royal Academy. The fig leaf that hides the penis was a convention intended to neutralise any sexual appeal while the sculpture was on public display. Leighton made few sculptures, but like his paintings they were based on skill in drawing outlines.

Lycidas was the title of John Milton’s poem about the drowning of a young shepherd. Thomas shows him watching nymphs bathing in a stream. He modeled this life-size nude from his servant Antonio during the time he lived in southern Italy. The sculpture was sent to the Royal Academy for exhibition in 1905, but was rejected for appearing too ordinary and life-like. Following a public scandal, it was shown instead at the New Gallery. Lycidas was subsequently cast in bronze and presented to the Tate by Sir Michael Sadler, a well-known collector of modern art.

MM 89: Restless Virgins

MM 89: Restless Virgins
The Manic Mommies are joined by Abigail Jones, co-author of the new book "Restless Virgins", the riveting real-life story of a group of seniors at Milton Academy, a prestigious New England prep school, which was rocked by a sex scandal in 2005.

Abigail and the Mommies discuss popularity, pressure, and the changing landscape of teenage sexuality today. This is an important conversation, but may not be something you want to listen to with small children around.

milton academy scandal

Restless Virgins: Love, Sex, and Survival at a New England Prep School
Established in 1798, Milton Academy had always had a proud history of achievement, integrity, and pride—until a sex scandal rocked the campus and made headlines in the spring of 2005. Written by two Milton graduates who know this world—and these students—like no others, Restless Virgins follows a group of seniors who were there as the “incident” (as it came to be called) unfolded. Startling, riveting, important, and true, it offers an honest, intimate look at the real lives of today’s teens—an eye-opening yet sensitive depiction of normal kids with normal struggles that no teen, parent, or educator can afford to ignore.