Professor speaks about the importance of diversity

Professor speaks about the importance of diversity

Columbia University Professor Christopher Emdin urged educators, parents and students to appreciate the diverse challenges and backgrounds that students of color bring to school at the Southern California People of Color in Independent Schools event entitled “Rethinking Diversity” on Wednesday. Emdin suggested that schools facilitate a young people of color meeting, in which students have […]

Alum challenges school board president

Alum challenges school board president

Alum and District Four L.A. Unified School District board candidate Nick Melvoin ’04 aims to lead the charge in implementing necessary change to modernize the LAUSD. Melvoin is in the final month of his campaign process, with elections set for March 7. Melvoin is challenging LAUSD school board President Steve Zimmer. Melvoin credits his interest […]

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Prepare to die laughing with Walch

Prince Humperdinck stepped down from the throne to talk about the making of the movie “The Princess Bride” after the film’s screening during the fourth Cinema Sunday of the year hosted by Performing Arts Teacher Ted Walch in the Ahmanson Lecture Hall on Sunday. When choosing potential movies to show, Walch tries to match films […]

School reviews diversity climate assessment

Some administrators and faculty were not surprised by the results of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Climate Assessment and are beginning to take steps to tackle the issues identified in the report. “There are lots of things that we want to do,” President Rick Commons said. “We’re beginning now to try to identify those things […]

Deans implement new admissions policy

The deans will enact a new admissions policy starting with the class of 2018 where Single-Choice Early Action applications to Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Stanford will be treated as Early Decision applications. Under this policy, the deans will not allow a student who is accepted to one of the four schools to submit applications to […]

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

Bakari Sellers urges students to ‘journey to excellence’

CNN political commentator and former South Carolina Representative Bakari Sellers urged students to reflect on the progress made toward racial equality and how to best continue such progress at an all-school assembly today. Sellers was invited by the Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club in honor of Black History Month. BLACC co-leader Phaedra Robinson ’17 […]

Ethics Bowl advances to state competition

Ethics Bowl advances to state competition

The Ethics Bowl team came first in the Southern California Regional Ethics Bowl Tournament in Santa Cruz on Feb. 4. The school was represented by two teams, one of which advanced to compete in an elimination round and will attempt to qualify for the national tournament in April. Last year, Harvard-Westlake students placed second at nationals. […]

HW Venture consults with alum

HW Venture consults with alum

HW Venture members initiated a consultancy project Wednesday by meeting with Mike Tour ’07 and helping him formulate his idea for a sabbatical program. The HW Venture project works to utilize club members’ creativity and provide help for students, alumni and others in the community, member Evan Keare ’18 said. Tour explained that he wants to […]

Former diplomat speaks about foreign service

Former diplomat speaks about foreign service

Former ambassador Allen Holmes, father of history teacher Katherine Holmes-Chuba, spoke about his experiences working with high ranking foreign officials to AP United States Government and Politics and AP Human Geography classes. Holmes served as the Ambassador to Portugal during the Reagan administration, United States Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs also […]

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