Homer Venters '85 Selected as a Member of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force
Homer Venters, M.D. ’85 was named in February of 2021 to serve as a non-federal member of the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force. Dr. Venters is a physician and epidemiologist with an impressive resume that includes serving as the Chief Medical Officer for New York City’s Correctional Health Services, Director of Programs at Physicians for Human Rights, President of the Community Oriented Correctional Health Services, and more. Dr. Venters was chosen for the task force because of his work at the intersection of incarceration and health and human rights.
Congratulations, Dr. Venters! We are incredibly proud of your accomplishments, and we know that your expertise and advocacy will serve the Biden-Harris COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force admirably.
On Wednesday morning, Upper School students listened to Ugandan climate justice advocate Evelyn Acham.
MS science students collaborated on a climate change research project earlier this year. Their teacher, Ms. Alexander, created a scenario for her students that opened up opportunities for deep conversations about climate justice and helped them understand the complicated nature of negotiating resolutions while also internalizing the need for immediate action to mitigate its impact.
This year, the Breck Math League Team took second in Class 1A at the 2021 Minnesota State High School Mathematics League State Tournament. In a year of virtual practices, meets, and tournaments that literally crossed the International Date Line, the team stuck together and retained their second-place standing for a second year.