Ninth Annual Bissell Grogan Symposium

Brimmer and May School held its ninth annual Kenyon Bissell Grogan Humanities Symposium, Seeking a Better World: Individuals Working for Change. The Keynote speaker, Dr. Jonathan Gruber, P ’18, spoke about “Health Care Reform in the U.S.: Past, Present, and Future.”Mr. Gruber addressed why our health care system is broken and why we need to fix it; what Massachusetts has accomplished regarding health care; what ObamaCare borrowed from Massachusetts; and where we are heading from here.

He shared lessons he has learned with students:
1. Do not be afraid to work on hard problems.
2. Even if you fail in a repeated arena, you might ultimately succeed.
3. There is great value in being able to explain complicated topics in non-technical terms.

Highlights of the Symposium included the many workshops offered to Middle and Upper School students throughout the day by parents, alumni, current and former employees, and people from outside the School community.

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