News & Events

Chris Herren Advocates Stopping Addiction Before it Starts

On January 9, Massachusetts basketball legend Chris Herren shared his story of addiction and recovery with RL students and faculty during the new year’s first Health and Wellness Hall. Mr. Herren’s battle with substance use disorder transformed his promising basketball career—first at Durfee High School in Fall River, and subsequently at Boston College, Fresno State, […]

An Anniversary Convocation, Honoring the Trustees and Dennis Kanin ‘64

On January 6, the students, faculty and staff gathered in Rousmaniere Hall to formally commence the Opening of Winter Term, with more than 60 special guests in attendance. Those guests included current and former trustees—including all three living board presidents: Harry Lewis ‘65, Dennis Kanin ‘64, and Bob O’Connor ‘85. The special anniversary convocation was […]

Matt Weiner ’89 and Squirrel Butter Perform Daland Concert

On December 10, Roxbury Latin’s anniversary “Men of RL” alumni Hall series continued with some music. Talented bassist, guitarist, and pianist Matt Weiner, Class of 1989, performed a number of bluegrass and country songs to the delight of the students and faculty, in the last week of the marking period. Matt, who resides in the […]

Dr. Vanessa Calderón-Rosado on the Benefits of Gratitude

For fifteen years, Roxbury Latin has begun the last school day before the Thanksgiving break with a tradition that is distinctly RL. Thanksgiving Exercises are an opportunity to, as Headmaster Brennan said, “turn our heads and hearts to the proposition of gratitude—for the country in which we live, for the freedoms and opportunities that are […]

Digital Artist Neil Horsky on the Possibilities in Art

On December 5, students in Sonja Holmberg’s Grade 7 Digital Design course were treated to a visit by professional artist Neil Horsky, who spoke with the boys about his work and about his new book, The Rules of the Game. Mr. Horsky is a community artist, based in Roxbury, whose work is done in Photoshop […]

Build a Bed Project Kicks Off Season of Giving

Tina Baptista experienced homelessness at 13 years old, when her father had passed away and her mother went to prison. “It was very difficult to get an education, to wake up not knowing where I’d be going to sleep the next night,” she shared in Hall on November 25. “On many days I didn’t have […]

Can You Handle The Truth? RL Showcases “A Few Good Men”

On November 22 and 23, Roxbury Latin staged the year’s Senior Play—Aaron Sorkin’s drama A Few Good Men. In the play, two U.S. Marines are facing a court-martial, accused of murdering a fellow Marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. While it is believed that his death was retribution for him naming another […]

Joshua Rauh ‘92 Named Principal Chief Economist to President’s Council of Economic Advisers

Alumnus Joshua Rauh, Class of 1992, has been selected to serve as principal chief economist of President Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). Josh is a senior fellow and director of research at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, and the Ormond Family Professor of Finance at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. The CEA is charged with […]

Journalist Nikita Stewart on the “1619 Project” and Teaching About Slavery in America

On November 12, New York Times journalist Nikita Stewart addressed students and faculty in Hall, to speak about an important, sobering anniversary. Exactly 400 years ago this fall, the first enslaved people from Africa arrived in Virginia by boat. This past August, The New York Times launched its 1619 Project with the goal of re-examining […]

Veterans Day Commemoration Hall Honors Alumni Servicemen

On November 11, Headmaster Brennan welcomed students, faculty, staff, and three dozen guests—alumni, parents, grandparents—to Roxbury Latin’s annual Veterans Day Hall, which honors, as Mr. Brennan began, “those veterans who are with us, and also all those others who have served our country in peacetime and wartime over the past 250 years. Their commitment, loyalty, […]