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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The MacJannet Legagy and Link to Celebrities

What attracted so many famous people to the MacJannets’ humble orbit? BY DAN ROTTENBERG What did Dwight D. Eisenhower, Jawarlahal Nehru, Risë Stevens and Audrey Hepburn (above) have in common? All were world-famous figures of one sort or another. And

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A mystery solved: Babe Ruth’s Visit to MacJannet School Outside Paris in 1930s

DAN ROTTENBERG It’s a treasured piece of MacJannet folklore: The great Babe Ruth, the most dominating figure in the history of Major League Baseball, once visited the MacJannet American School at St.-Cloud, better known as ‘The Elms.” That such a

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Donald MacJannet & His Protégé, Howard Cook

A magical childhood in an awesome setting, with a real-life Mr. Chips: On a camp trip in 1928, Howard Cook (wearing tie), age about 13, stands on the lip of the rear window.

Donald MacJannet changed many lives. He inspired Howard Cook to do the same. TONY COOK I am among today’s fortunate few who actually knew Donald MacJannet in his active years. This link comes to me by way of my father,

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