Journal publishes teacher’s research

Though science teacher Antonio Nassar has had 56 research papers published in physics journals during his career at Harvard-Westlake and the University of California Los Angeles, he considers his latest to be his crowning achievement. “There was always one journal, the most prestigious one, that never published me before,” Nassar said. “But now that journal […]

Teachers don’t bite, I promise

I can’t speak with any conviction about much of anything that happened in the ancient Greek acropolises and I don’t know any Greek letters beyond what we’ve been forced to learn for math. One thing I do know about the goings-on of Athens in the 400s and 300s BC is that Plato and Aristotle, the […]

New president stresses connection to students

As Rick Commons walks across the quad, now quiet but ready to come alive during the school year, his toothy grin does little to conceal the excitement of returning to Harvard-Westlake as its president after leaving the school 15 years ago. Commons fills the vacancy left by Tom Hudnut, Harvard-Westlake’s first president and the leader […]

Construction planned for Taper

The sports medicine room on the lower floor of Taper Gymnasium will be completely redesigned during summer break. Construction on the project will start in early 2014, Head of Campus Operations J.D. De Matte said. The room, now about 400 square feet, will be expanded to 2,000 square feet. For the sports medicine room to […]

Dudamel to conduct at assembly

Gustavo Dudamel, the conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will be featured as this year’s Brown Family Speaker in an all-school assembly on Thursday, May 23. The Brown Family Speaker series was established by Linda and Abbott Brown (Russell ’94, David ’96) in 2002 to feature individuals prominent in their fields. Past speakers have included […]