Genius Grant recipient Josh Kun ’89 speaks about music’s impact

Genius Grant recipient Josh Kun ’89 speaks about music’s impact

Kutler Center Scholar in Residence and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Josh Kun ’89 discussed interpreting music as social change in his meetings with students and faculty this week. Kun asked students to share the big problems that they have encountered in the world and then offered his perspective on the way to approach them. “Being ‘woke’ is a […]

Peers offer advice for internships, summer opportunities

Peers offer advice for internships, summer opportunities

Students with previous internship experiences led a discussion and gave advice to students interested in summer opportunities today in the Kutler Center as a part of the HW Works internship program. Student panelists Jordan Bedikian ’18, Marie Eric ’18 and Chronicle Sports Assistant Editor Elly Choi ’18 provided suggestions for the application process and seeking initiative. […]

Society of Global Affairs welcomes Afghan refugee

Afghan refugee Khadim Dai spoke to the Society of Global Affairs and presented a short documentary he filmed in Indonesia to students Monday. Dai shot the entire documentary, titled “Life as a Hazara Refugee,” by phone. The film depicts his everyday life with other Hazara refugee, showing how he and his fellow refugees distracted themselves from cultural […]

Students discuss presidential race, participate in mock election

To promote interest among the student body for the upcoming presidential election, Kutler Center courses each dedicated a class period to discussing the election the week of Oct. 30. “With this election project we wanted to stimulate awareness and excitement for the election in two weeks time,” Middle Eastern Studies teacher Dror Yaron said. “We […]

School selects 7 applicants for summer abroad fellowships

Seven students will travel abroad this summer as recipients of HW Go! Student Summer Fellowships. The program supports projects designed by students to investigate the histories and traditions of foreign countries to promote students’ cultural persepctive and global responsibility. Alison Oh ’19, Carmen Levine ’17 and Alitzel Villanueva ’17 received Latin-American and Iberian Studies Fellowships. […]

Pianists to perform for class

The Kutler Center will host a performance of Igor Stravinsky’s 1913 ballet orchestral piece “Rite of Spring for Piano for Four Hands” Sunday. This will be the fourth annual performance for the Philosophy in Art and Science course, a Kutler Center class taught by performing arts teacher Ted Walch and math teacher Kevin Weis. The […]

HW Works to co-host workshop

HW Works to co-host workshop

Harvard-Westlake Works and the Kutler Center will co-host an internship workshop for students Wednesday in the Kutler Center at 3 p.m. The workshop will feature a student panel of about four students who will answer questions about how they found their respective internships, why they think internships are beneficial and what they thought about the […]

Kutler to offer 'pseudo-MOOC' in linguistics

Middle school Latin teacher Moss Pike will teach a Kutler Center Directed Study in linguistics next year. The first semester will cover introductory linguistics, while the second semester will require students to undertake project-based work, Pike said. Since Pike is a middle school teacher, he will run the course mainly online, he said. “I’ll make […]

Kutler Center to add 3 courses

The Brendan Kutler Center for Interdisciplinary Studies and Independent Research will offer three new classes next year, department chair Larry Klein said. “Unconventional Leadership,” a course that will be taught by Director of Student Affairs Jordan Church and Dean Pete Silberman, will focus on the development of leadership skills through simulations and guest speakers as […]