Faculty gets DEI training at growth day

Faculty discussed improving gender, sexuality and racial inclusion in classes and sports teams at the Faculty Growth Day at the Middle School on Nov. 10. Tricia Rose, Chancellor’s Professor of Africana Studies and Director of the Center for Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University, spoke to faculty about the difference between […]

Students compete in Halloween costume contest

Students compete in Halloween costume contest

Students competed in the annual Halloween costume contest Oct. 31 during activities period. Head of Upper School Laura Ross, President Rick Commons and department heads judged the costume contest in the Chalmers Lounge. Faculty also danced in a flash mob. Vanessa Payne ’19, who participated in the costume contest, said she thought all the costumes […]

Students to film documentaries at border

Students will travel to San Diego, Tijuana and Rosarito Beach for the Crossing Borders trip to create a digital storytelling project about the border issues at the U.S.-Mexico border from Jan. 11 to 15. Students will make documentaries about the lives of people on both sides of the wall, capturing “an insider’s experience” with the […]

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

HuffPost CEO speaks to students in classes

  HuffPost Chief Executive Officer and Global Head of News and Information Jared Grusd ’93 spoke to students in Advanced Newspaper Journalism and Business of Life classes Oct. 3 about changes in digital news media and his previous entrepreneurship experiences. Prior to his position at HuffPost, Grusd was the General Counsel and Global Head of […]

Jake Robbins ’18 learned about Islamic Spain

Jake Robbins ’18 learned about Islamic Spain

Motivated by a debate with a friend over the origins of Islamic extremism, Jake Robbins ’18 studied Islamic Spain as part of the Iberian Latin American Fellowship for his HWGo! project this summer. Robbins spent two and a half weeks in Andalusia, Spain researching his project by comparing the economic, social and political conditions during […]

Faculty traveled to Mexico over break

Faculty traveled to Mexico over break

Seventeen faculty members immersed themselves in Mexican history and culture in Mexico City, traveling to museums, staying at a hacienda and exploring the streets of the city June 13-19. The trip was sponsored by the Gunter Gross Global Fund and supported by Harvard-Westlake families for the Faculty Summer Fellowship, which allows faculty members to broaden […]

City holds public hearing for PSA Improvement Project

City holds public hearing for PSA Improvement Project

Supporters and opponents of the Parking, Safety and Athletic Improvement Project voiced their opinions at the first public hearing with the City of Los Angeles Planning Commission at Van Nuys City Hall on Tuesday. The project entails the construction of a three-story parking structure with a rooftop playing field and a bridge to connect the […]

Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Celebration marks 25th anniversary of first merged graduating class

Parents, alumni and faculty watched musical performers, took pictures and danced in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first graduating class after the merger yesterday at the Middle School. Tom Hudnut, former President of Harvard-Westlake and Headmaster of Harvard School, discussed why he chose to merge the two schools, as well as his experience with students in the […]

IT professional visits Girls Who Code

IT professional visits Girls Who Code

Director of Audit Services and Institute Compliance at the California Institute of Technology Pamela Koyzis shared her experience working in IT auditing with students in the Girls Who Code club Monday during break. “You have to be creative about how you test things and how you look at things, too,” Koyzis said. “You also have […]

Holocaust survivor speaks to sophomore class

Holocaust survivor speaks to sophomore class

Holocaust survivor Michele Rodri shared her experience during the war, told about her life after and advised students to speak up against wrongdoings at the sophomore class meeting March 29. Rodri was born in Paris to a Jewish orthodox family. At seven years old, Rodri was picked up by SS officers, she said. Rodri said […]

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