Olis Investigate 1920s Chicago at a Murder Mystery Dinner Party

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Olis Investigate 1920s Chicago at a Murder Mystery Dinner Party

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Olis Investigate 1920s Chicago at a Murder Mystery Dinner Party
July 19, 2018

Three faculty members invited students to a Murder Mystery Dinner Party at Head of School Will Laughlin’s home, where they joined together for a delicious meal and some collaborative problem solving.

For Oliverian students, spending time with faculty outside of the classroom is an important part of academic and social development. In a supportive, instructor-led environment, Olis have the freedom to try new things and build the skills they need to thrive in the world.

A few weeks ago, Dean of Student Life Connor Fahey, Dorm Parent Nick D’Amore, and Dean of Studies Dr. Peter Tice brought students and faculty together for a 1920s-themed murder mystery dinner party hosted at Head of School Will Laughlin’s home. The mystery, called “Murder at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy,” immersed players in the atmosphere of 1920s Chicago, where a mob war was brewing between the South Side Gangsters and the Northern Chicago Mob Outfit.

Nick and Connor played the parts of crime leaders Hal Sapone and Beanie O’Donnon, while Dr. Tice played Hershey Bar, a famous baseball outfielder who also plays sax at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy. Seven students attended the party and they all joined together to solve the murder. As they dove into the mystery at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy, students and faculty were treated to a delicious meal prepared by Dr. Tice.

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