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HW Parents DEI Association hosts “Why We Hate” discussion

Fallon Dern February 2, 2021

The HW Parents Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Association held their first cinematic group to discuss the fifth episode of Discovery documentary "Why We Hate" on Jan. 9. The documentary’s director,...

Community reflects on MLK Day

Tessa Augsberger January 21, 2021

The anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which many view as especially poignant this year, occurred Monday after a year full of awareness of the country’s systematic racial injustices. Alex Chon...

Students invited back to campus for social activities

Sandra Koretz October 31, 2020

In an email to upper school students, Prefect Council announced that the campus will be open to students to participate in small group activities starting the week of Nov. 9. Attending these group activities...

Photo Credit: Kyle Reims/Chronicle

‘wokeathw’ responds to anti-racism initiatives

Kyle Reims October 22, 2020

Certain members of the community, dissatisfied with the school’s new anti-racism and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, created the Instagram account @wokeathw on Sept. 7 to highlight...

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‘wokeathw’ responds to anti-racism initiatives (Print Edition)

Kyle Reims and Ethan Lachman October 20, 2020

*Note: A longer, more in depth version has been published here. This version is published as it appeared in the print edition of the second issue of The Chronicle.  Certain members of the community,...

English Department adjusts curriculum

Tessa Augsberger October 14, 2020

In accordance with schoolwide efforts to integrate anti-racist education across academic disciplines, the Upper School English department revised its curriculum for the 2020-21 school year. The department...

Student groups undergo DEI training

Quincey Dern September 28, 2020

In accordance with the school’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, Prefect Council, Student Leaders for Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (SLIDE) and Peer Support underwent bias training...

Essex, Limerick will serve as DEI Coordinators

Quincey Dern August 27, 2020

As part of the school’s commitment to foster a more welcoming environment, Visual Arts Teacher Reb Limerick and Benefits Administrator Yutopia Essex will serve as the new Diversity, Equity and Inclusion...

Applicant families attend Multicultural Reception

Quincey Dern January 27, 2020

The Student Ambassadors Program hosted its annual Multicultural Reception on Jan. 25 in Chalmers Lounge. During the event, prospective students and their parents learned about the experiences of students...

Students pose at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. Members of the civil rights movement tour visited different historical locations across several southern states.   Credit: Ethan Lachman/ Chronicle

Students participate in first civil rights tour

Jaidev Pant May 1, 2019

In order to experience the history of the civil rights movement firsthand, 16 upper and middle school students took part in the school’s first civil rights tour, which Director of Diversity Janine Jones...

Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Janine Jones thanks retired Head of School at the Center of Early Education Reveta Bowers during her opening speech. Bowers is a leading expert in independent school education.  Credit: Caitlin Chung

DEI holds first recruiting event on West Coast

Caitlin Chung March 4, 2019

Faculty, staff and administrators from 43 independent institutions gathered together to participate in the first West Coast Diversity Job Fair on Feb. 23. The fair, which was co-hosted with the Brentwood...

Middle School hosts Pollyana Conference

October 27, 2018

The Middle School hosted the second inaugural Pollyanna Conference, in which more than 250 representatives from 16 independent schools convened to discuss diversity, equity and inclusion Oct. 27. This...

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