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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Administrators listen to student suggestions on diversity, inclusivity

Administrators listen to student suggestions on diversity, inclusivity

Danielle Spitz March 20, 2017

Students asked questions about freedom of speech, curriculum and discussion of current events in Monday’s second Moving Forward meeting hosted by administrators and faculty members to continue discussions...

Janine Jones named Interim Director of Diversity

Jesse Nadel March 20, 2017

Associate Director of Admissions Janine Jones will become the Interim Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion as the school launches a search to find a permanent person to fill the newly created position,...

Faculty members attend Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch

Alex Goldstein March 18, 2017

Faculty members attended the Upper School’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Lunch on Thursday to discuss and share how those topics affect them and the school. “The purpose of this introductory...

Prefects host meeting regarding slur controversy

Prefects host meeting regarding slur controversy

Danielle Spitz March 6, 2017

Head Prefects Cate Wolfen ’17 and Matt Thomas ’17 welcomed student suggestions regarding an improvement in diversity and inclusivity at school on Monday during break. After reports surfaced of students,...

Administration meets with affinity groups to discuss diversity, slur controversy

Danielle Spitz February 22, 2017

Student members of Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club, Gender-Sexuality Awareness Club, La Femme Club and Latin-American Students Organization met with members of the faculty and administration...

BLACC prepares to meet with Commons

Danielle Spitz February 21, 2017

In response to the recent controversy over students using racial and homophobic slurs on social media, members of Black Leadership, Awareness and Culture Club held an open meeting on Tuesday to discuss...

School to take disciplinary action following racial, homophobic slur controversy

School to take disciplinary action following racial, homophobic slur controversy

Layla Moghavem February 17, 2017

In light of reports of students using homophobic and racial slurs in social media posts, President Rick Commons sent an email to the Harvard-Westlake community condemning the language and behavior and...

Moderator Winifred White Neisser questions Norman Lear (Madeline ’13) and Kenya Barris (Leyah 19) at the All in the (blackish) family forum. Printed with permission of Charles Flippen.

Norman Lear, Kenya Barris speak at diversity forum

Jenny Li January 13, 2017

Speakers discussed racial diversity at the Middle School yesterday, ranging from ideas about the media’s influence on the election to the importance in bridging cultural divides. The public forum, “All...

Credit: Nicole Kim/Chronicle

American Dreamers: Undocumented Immigrants and the Current Political Climate

Josie Abugov January 11, 2017

Axel Rivera de León ’18 said he saw the terror in his mother’s face when Arizona State Patrol Agents demanded she show her identification. His mom was an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, and...

Middle and upper school BLACC members convened at the Middle School campus for the first-ever retreat on Aug. 20. Club members heard from featured speaker Jarron Collins 97. Credit: Tina Cleveland/Chronicle

BLACC participates in first-ever retreat

Josie Abugov August 31, 2016

At the first ever Black Leadership Awareness and Culture Club retreat, guest speaker Golden State Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins ’97 told students to work hard inside and outside of school. “The...

Photo Illustration: Sabrina de Brito and Sacha Lin/Chronicle

Alums respond to college campus racial tension

Sammi Handler November 24, 2015

Alex Copeland ’15, a freshman at Yale College, said his immediate instinct is to say that he has not experienced racism at the campus in New Haven, Conneticut. But then he thought for a moment. "I really...

Little Rock Nine member to speak at assembly

Katie Plotkin January 7, 2015

Terrence Roberts, a member of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first to desegregate an all-white high school in Arkansas in 1957, will be speaking during assembly...

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