Admissions Office holds Ambassadors training

The Admissions Office held its annual Student Ambassadors Training Dinner at the middle school campus on Sept. 27. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. all ambassadors from grades seven through 12 attended seminars on how to tour and answer the questions of prospective students and parents, skills which are central to the role of ambassadors on […]

Admissions Office to hold Student Ambassadors Training Event

 By Julia Aizuss The Admissions Office will hold its annual Student Ambassadors Training Dinner at the middle school campus on Sept. 27. From 6 to 8:30 p.m. all ambassadors from grades seven through 12 will attend seminars on how to tour and answer the questions of prospective students and parents, skills which are central to […]

Admissions Office hosts multicultural reception

By Austin Block More than 200 people attended the Multicultural Reception on Jan. 30, which took place at the Stoney Hills-Mountain Gate clubhouse. “Our goal is to give applicant families an opportunity to meet Harvard-Westlake administrators, faculty, staff, and parents,” Admission Officer Melanie Léon, who organized the event, said. Léon said the reception was open […]

Speaker suggests non-profit work

By Lesley Whitaker Andrea Van de Kamp, former chairperson of Sotheby’s West Coast Art Auction House and leader of fundraising for the Walt Disney Concert Hall, stressed at the Women’s History Month Assembly Monday the importance of choosing a self-gratifying career and doing non-profit work.  She spoke about her experiences in the corporate, non-profit, education […]

High stakes: episode 4

By Ali Pechman Raquel found out last Tuesday that a wrench had been thrown into her Parsons plan.  Raquel was told she would find out if she had been accepted to Parsons School of Design in November, but November came and went and she received no decision.  She then called the Admissions Office and was […]

MIT admissions dean resigns

By Adam Gold Massachusetts Institute of Technology admissions dean Marilee Jones, famous for her attempts to reduce the pressure facing students in the college admissions process, resigned Monday when the school discovered she had committed the most cardinal sin of the college admissions profession: lying on a resume. Jones had put degrees she never earned […]