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MacJannet Foundation conducts 48th annual meeting in Talloires France – June 10, 2016

The MacJannet Foundation conducted its 48th annual meeting in Talloires, France – home to the Tufts University European Center (TUEC). The Foundation Trustees reviewed the status of their supported programs: The Tufts European Center Scholarships, The MacJannet Prize for Global

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Winners of the 2016 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship

Winners of the 2016 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship By Brianda Hernandez On behalf of the MacJannet Foundation and the 2016 Selection Committee, the Talloires Network is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship!

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Rescuing The Prieuré

How Mr. Mac Restored His 11th Century Dreamhouse in France “I wanted something Donald could do after he was 70—something that would be a passion for him.” Thus Charlotte MacJannet explained their purchase of the abandoned and badly rundown thousand-year-old

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History of Tufts European Center’s Saint Germain Pilgrimage

How an Idea Became a Tradition DAN ROTTENBERG MacJannet Foundation trustee Rocky Carzo enjoys a unique status: He may be the only person within the MacJannet community who first encountered Donald and Charlotte MacJannet as a full-grown adult rather than

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Remarkable Odyssey of MacJannet Alumnus, Alan Reeves

The remarkable Odyssey of Alan Reeves, MacJannet alumnus DAN ROTTENBERG At first glance, 88-year-old Alan F. Reeves of La Jolla, Calif., has little in common with 18-year-old Guillaume Vincent of the Annecy suburb of Seynod. They’ve never met and probably

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Keys to the MacJannets’ Impact on Young Lives

The MacJannets’ radical educational experiment BY GEORGE HALSEY Just what made the MacJannets so special? Alumni and friends of the MacJannets’ various programs, like me, have wrestled with this knotty philosophical question ever since Donald MacJannet died in 1986 at

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Prince Philip’s Early School Days

The Duke of Edinburgh was rescued from a traumatic childhood. Donald MacJannet may deserve much of the credit.  BY DAN ROTTENBERG Donald and Charlotte MacJannet molded several subsequently famous figures during their formative years, among them the late Indian Prime

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Personal Reflections on The MacJannets’ Impact

Letters from MacJannet alumni On Mr. Mac and Prince Philip Your stories on Prince Philip of course were most interesting, although some details not exactly as Mr. Mac told me (see “Prince Philip’s school days,” Les Entretiens,  Spring 2012). I

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Talloires History in Historic Post Card Images

It was all about the wine Editor’s note: When Donald MacJannet first set eyes on Talloires in the 1920s, it struck him as the ideal place to educate Americans for several reasons, not least of which was its timeless sense

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A Historic Educational Partnership: The MacJannet-Halsey Connection

How a dreamer and a pragmatist transformed their common passion into reality. BY GEORGE HALSEY At some time in 1926 Donald MacJannet and one of his most trusted teachers, Catherine Pegg, were sorting through applications for faculty positions at the

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