Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

Huybrechts honored at commencement ceremony

The school bestowed outgoing Head of School Jeanne Huybrechts an honorary diploma at the commencement ceremony on Friday, which marked a first in Harvard-Westlake history. The Class of 2017 received their diplomas after listening to speeches from their salutatorian and valedictorian. Salutatorian Joe Levin ’17 said humor is what carried him through the challenges of […]

Levin steps down as CFO, will continue to teach classes

David Weil ’93 will take over as Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Rob Levin, who is stepping down after 30 years to focus on teaching, President Rick Commons announced May 4 to faculty and staff online and in an email. Weil currently serves as Business Manager in the Business Office. “Rob has been training and transitioning […]

Levin returns after school clears allegations

Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin returned to the classroom Jan. 5 after an investigation cleared him of anonymous allegations of sexual misconduct. Levin had been on a leave of absence from teaching while the school investigated the allegations posted on an anonymous blog purportedly written by a former student from more than 20 years ago. […]

Investigation clears Levin

An investigation found allegations of sexual misconduct by Chief Financial Officer Rob Levin to be unsubstantiated, President Rick Commons wrote in an email to the community Thursday. Levin has been on a leave of absence from teaching while the school investigated the allegations posted on an anonymous blog purportedly written by a former student from […]

Prefect Council plans semiformal alternative

By Arielle Maxner The Prefect Council has administrative approval to create a community event to replace semiformal under some strict guidelines. Last year, the administration canceled the semiformal event because of the platform it provided for alcohol consumption at an unofficial afterparty. The administration, after meeting with the deans, has consequently placed restrictions on the […]

Prefects to inform via website

By Arielle Maxner The Prefect Council is creating a website to continually keep students updated about what the prefects are doing. “We have been devoting a lot of time to getting that up because we know it’s important to have information available to students,” Head Prefect Brooke Levin ’12 said. “This will help communication and […]

Water bottles reintroduced in cafeteria

By Arielle Maxner The cafeteria resumed sale of plastic bottled water Oct. 31, as part of the Green Campaign, an effort to make the campus more environmentally conscious and friendly, led by the Environmental Club and the Prefect Council. Though it may seem counterintuitive to sell water bottles to help the environment, Head Prefects Rishi […]

Prefects negotiate restaurant discounts

By Arielle Maxner Certain restaurants in the Studio City area are now offering discounts to Harvard-Westlake students, due to the efforts of the Prefect Council. Restaurants currently offering discounts include Big Mama’s and Papa’s Pizzeria, Il Trammezino and the Coffee Bean. The discounts are 10 percent off at the Coffee Bean, 10 percent off an […]

2011-2012 Head Prefects announced

The Head Prefects for the 2011-2012 year will be Rishi Bagrodia ’12 and Brooke Levin ’12. Father J. Young made the announcement after school today, saying that there was enough of a gap between the candidates to call the race.

School controller resigns post after 14-year tenure

By Rebecca Nussbaum School controller Vanessa Rhodes resigned as of Jan. 1 after holding her position for 14 years. “You get a sense when someone’s ready for the next step in their life, and she was,” Chief Executive Officer Rob Levin said. Rhodes oversaw the school’s accounting system and governmental filings in addition to supporting […]

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