Anne Pyle starts first year at the Alumni Office

Originally from eastern Washington, Anne Pyle started her first year at the Alumni Office Aug. 3. Pyle previously worked as the assistant to the Director of Institutional Advancement at St. James School in Los Angeles. As director, she helped with alumni relations, annual giving and fundraising events. Pyle earned her bachelor’s degree studying communications, graphic […]

Platt '11 sings National Anthem at July 4 Nationals game

Ben Platt ’11 sang the National Anthem to commence the July 4 Washington Nationals game against the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park. Platt will play Evan Hansen in the new musical “Dear Evan Hansen” in Washington D.C. from July 10 to Aug. 23. Platt has previously performed in “The Book of Mormon” as Elder […]

President's Spotlight honors aid recipients

Nearly 300 alumni and parents and 10 students on financial aid attended the annual President’s Spotlight Dinner March 9. “It is a wonderful way to honor [the students on financial aid] and impart the message that financial aid is a big part of our excellence and community,” President Rick Commons said. Oscar Cancio ’04 and […]

Third annual Jazz and Poetry Lounge hosted by the African-American Alumni Network

The African-American Alumni Network welcomed guests into the Feldman-Horn Gallery Feb. 25 for its third annual Jazz and Poetry Lounge with jazz standards performed by the Jazz Explorers band and foods including macaroni and cheese, garlic bread, salad and lemon bars. President of the alumni network Abby Harris ’94 organized the event, which was hosted […]

Garcetti to speak at assembly March 23

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti ’88 will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker during assembly March 23. Garcetti graduated from Columbia University as a John Jay Scholar in 1992. He studied at London School of Economics was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. He also taught international affairs at the University of Southern […]

Alumni gather at annual winter reunion

More than 100 recently-graduated alumni gathered in the Feldman-Horn courtyard on Jan. 7 at the annual Young Alum event and stayed to support Wolverine teams in sports events. This party had one of the largest turnouts in recent years. “Our goal is always to have people reconnect and remember their time here,” said Director of […]

Gyllenhaal '95 wins Golden Globe

Maggie Gyllenhaal ’95 won her first Golden Globe for Best Actress for TV movie or TV miniseries for “The Honourable Woman” on Sunday night. Gyllenhaal has a total of four nominations and one Golden Globe award. The show premiered on BBC Two on July 3, 2014 in the U.K. and on Sundance TV in the […]

Oka ’92 teaches acting, improv

Actor Masi Oka ‘92 taught an Unconventional Leadership workshop on improvisational skills in the Drama Lab last Friday. Oka, who starred in NBC’s “Heroes,” has a background in improv that includes several troupes, such as the Groundlings, Improv Olympics, Second City, and Theatre Sports. He has taught his own improv workshops in California, Hawaii and […]

Batchler ’13 to appear on 6th ‘Glee’ season

Viewers will see Cory Batchler ’13 in the band when the sixth season of the Fox television series “Glee” airs in early 2015, but they will not hear what he is playing. He was cast in a paid role as the bassist for the Glee band after attending an audition open to students at the […]

Schedule for homecoming events

The boys’ varsity football team will play Westchester among Homecoming festivities on Saturday, Sept. 27. Food booths and attractions such as skee-ball, a dunk tank, and a Ferris wheel will open at 3 p.m. Indian food, Korean food, baked goods, and a variety of other dining options will be provided, according to the parent volunteer […]