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Grammy Award-Winning Adam Granduciel ’97 on Fatherhood and Making Music

Alumnus Adam Granduciel ’97—frontman of the Grammy Award-winning rock band The War on Drugs—discusses fatherhood, his band’s new album “I Don’t Live Here Anymore,” and their upcoming show at Madison Square Garden in a recent New York Times article titled “The War on Drugs Can’t Stop Searching for Answers in the Music.” “For all his […]

Stephen Hoge, President of Moderna, Inspires in Hall

On October 14, Stephen Hoge, president of Moderna Therapeutics, spoke with students in Hall about his company’s development of its mRNA vaccine against COVID-19; his professional trajectory from a physician in New York to leading Moderna’s research and development; and the lessons he has learned along the way. “Whenever I hear the story of the […]

Dr. Javier Corrales on the Importance of International Curiosity

On October 12, Dr. Javier Corrales—Dwight W. Morrow 1895 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College—visited campus as this year’s Jarvis International Fund Lecturer. This year marks the eighteenth annual Jarvis Lecture, named for the Reverend Tony Jarvis, who for thirty years led Roxbury Latin as its 10th Headmaster. “A person who knows only one […]

Afghani Author Qais Akbar Omar Shares His Story

On October 7, Qais Akbar Omar—author of the highly praised coming-of-age memoir A Fort of Nine Towers—shared his story with students in the Smith Theater. With photograph slides illustrating his account, Mr. Omar walked the audience through his experiences of living in Kabul, Afghanistan, during its decade-long civil war, under the rule of the Taliban, […]

Celebrating Homecoming, Reunion, and the Dedication of O’Keeffe Field

On Saturday, September 25, hundreds of Roxbury Latin fans—students, alumni, faculty, families, and friends—gathered on campus for a long-awaited Homecoming/Fall Family Day and Reunion, the first athletic and social event of its kind on campus since October 2019. The day brought athletic competitions across campus, including varsity matches in cross country, soccer, and football. Cross […]

Juliette Kayyem On the Anniversary of September 11 and Threats to the U.S. Today

“Earlier this month, across the United States, citizens paused to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001, commonly known as 9-11,” Headmaster Brennan began in Hall on September 21. “Regardless of one’s personal connection to the attacks of that day, all of us were affected by them, and all of us […]

Alex Weber On Choosing A Life of Integrity

“At Roxbury Latin, as you know, we care not only about helping you develop your intellectual passions and pursuits, but also about helping you develop the tools to lead physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy lives,” began Headmaster Brennan in Hall on September 14. “Three years ago we launched a new program aimed at addressing—in formats […]

Ryan McDonough’s Film, Last Night in Rozzie, Premieres This Weekend

Alumnus and Roslindale native, Ryan McDonough ’89, has written and produced a feature film set in Roslindale that has garnered more than a dozen independent film awards around the country. Last Night in Rozzie—featuring film and television actors Jeremy Sisto, Neil Brown Jr., and Nicky Whelan—will have its North American theatrical release this Friday evening, […]

Join Us For Reunion and Homecoming 2021

Calling all members of classes ending in 0, 1, 5, and 6! We look forward to welcoming you home to Roxbury Latin this fall, as we celebrate your Reunion on Friday, September 24, and Saturday, September 25. Join us on campus for any and all of the weekend’s events (detailed below). Visit the Reunion page […]

Opening of RL’s 377th School Year

“Each day we invest in our well being,” said Headmaster Kerry Brennan from the Rousmaniere Hall stage on Monday, August 30. That morning, the traditional Opening of Fall Term Hall—held in the nearly traditional way (though with face masks in place)—kicked off The Roxbury Latin School’s 377th academic year, as Mr. Brennan welcomed the 313 […]

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