Showdown on Rossmore
An altercation involving Juan Mejia, a member of Marlborough’s security team, occurred Monday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. in the Rossmore Avenue Driveway.
Mejia was waving his stop sign to halt traffic flow on Rossmore and let cars exit the school’s driveway, when one impatient driver accelerated in rage and attempted to run Mejia over.
The unidentified motorist exited his vehicle and struck Mejia’s left temple. The man tried to run back to his car but Mejia grabbed him by the waist. Shortly after, the police arrived on campus and arrested the aggressor for assault and battery. He has since been convicted of a misdemeanor.
After observing the event, Amelia “Amy” ’11 said she respects the security team more.
“It was really a surprise to me that they were trained in any sort of combat or defense. All I’ve ever seen them do is park cars, so it was a big change when the security guard took down someone,” Amy said in an e-mail.
-Sophie ’13 UV Staff
New faculty hired
This week, Diana Guillen and Lauren Fritzinger ’87 joined the Marlborough community as Donor Relations Coordinator and Associate Director of Alumnae Relations, respectively.
Guillen began working as Donor Relations Coordinator Jan. 10. Her most recent job was Senior Coordinator of Sales Communications, Products and Promotions at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. She has also worked as a librarian at USC and a tutor for low-income students.
Fritzinger is the new Associate Director of Alumnae Relations. After graduating from Boston College, Fritzinger held marketing positions at Rysher Entertainment and the American Enterprise Institute. She is a part of the Alumnae Council, and has been actively involved with Marlborough since graduating.
-Caroline ‘13 UV Staff
Students visit museums
Language classrooms on campus emptied last week as the AP Latin and Honors Latin Literature classes visited the Getty Villa Jan. 6 and Mandarin Chinese students visited the Pacific Asia Museum on Jan. 7.
Kathryn ’12, a Latin student said the trip was was meant to acquire a “deeper understanding of literature we’ve studied, like the Aeneid.”
The Chinese classes toured the Pacific Asia Museum and attended a workshop on drawing pagodas. Afterwards, students sampled authentic Chinese food at the Empress Pavilion in Chinatown.
“The Chinese field trip was educational, interesting, and a nice break from a regular school day,” Paris S ’14 said.
-Suhauna ‘14, M Staff