Don't Be Afraid

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.” Kurt Vonnegut supposedly said that, and once a friend of an aunt of a friend at a family gathering quoted it at me. At the time I laughed, privately decided he was an obnoxious jerk and excused […]

Levin steps down as CFO, will continue to teach classes

David Weil ’93 will take over as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Rob Levin, who is stepping down after 30 years to focus on teaching, President Rick Commons announced May 4 to faculty and staff online and in an email. Weil currently serves as Business Manager in the Business Office. “Rob has been training and transitioning […]

Chronicle adviser retires after 192 issues

Communications Department Head and Chronicle adviser Kathy Neumeyer will retire this summer after 24 years at the school. “What she has built during her time here is incredible,” President Rick Commons said. “[The Chronicle] is a signature center of excellence at our school for which she can take enormous credit.” Neumeyer came to Westlake School […]

Levin to step down as CFO

David Weil ’93 will take over as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Rob Levin, who is stepping down after 30 years to focus on teaching, President Rick Commons announced this morning to faculty and staff online and in an email. Weil currently serves as Business Manager in the Business Office. “Rob has been training and transitioning […]

School policy changes following Cuba trip

An investigation into student complaints about the digital storytelling trip to Cuba over semester break, though disputed by organizers, has led to changes in school policy for trips. The administration will no longer allow students from other schools to participate in Harvard-Westlake trips during the school year, nor permit outside vendors to serve as chaperones, […]

Levin returns after school clears allegations

Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin returned to the classroom Jan. 5 after an investigation cleared him of anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct. Levin had been on a leave of absence from teaching while the school investigated the allegations posted on an anonymous blog purportedly written by a former student from more than 20 years ago. […]

Investigation clears Levin

An investigation found allegations of sexual misconduct by Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin to be unsubstantiated, President Rick Commons wrote in an email to the community Thursday. Levin has been on a leave of absence from teaching while the school investigated the allegations posted on an anonymous blog purportedly written by a former student from […]

Neighbors protest construction

“NOT IN MY BACKYARD!!!” is a recurring phrase in a list of 70 comments on a recent Los Angeles Times article. The story is about the school’s proposed construction of a three-story parking garage and the opposition it has aroused in neighbors. It appeared in print on Nov. 4, and ABC7 ran a similar story […]

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