News & Events

Roxbury Latin Alumni in the News

Several Roxbury Latin alumni have made news in recent weeks, for their leadership, service, and excellence in their professional roles, which cover a broad range of worthy pursuits. Here are just a few. Frantz Alphonse ’90 is Senior Managing Director of Ariel Alternatives and co-founder of Project Black Management Company. Frantz’s work combines global-scale mergers […]

National Gold Recognition and Artistic Accolades for RL Boys

Each year, the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, in partnership with more than 100 visual and literary arts organizations across the country, accept submissions from teens in grades 7 through 12 for their Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Hundreds of thousands of art and writing submissions across 11 categories are judged based on originality, […]

Representative Dr. Jon Santiago On Service, Of All Kinds

On March 9, Massachusetts State Representative Dr. Jon Santiago spoke to students, faculty, and staff in virtual Hall and discussed—from his personal experience—the many ways in which one can choose to meaningfully serve others and their community. Dr. Santiago is the Representative for the 9th Suffolk District (Boston), centered in the South End, and an […]

The Canterbury Tales: The 2021 Junior Play

“This is not your ancestors’ Canterbury Tales,” says Marge Dunn, director of this year’s Junior Play. “Six hundred years after Chaucer first sent his pilgrims ambling through the English countryside, the tales have been adapted and modernized in many ways. In our production, we witness the storytelling pilgrims through the lens of Monty Python—witty wordplay, […]

March Forth With Us, On Exelauno Day and Giving Day

On March 4, Roxbury Latin hosted its third annual Giving Day—24 hours in which we asked alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends to express their love for and belief in RL by making a donation, of any amount. We dedicating this year’s Giving Day to our talented and committed faculty who continue to go […]

Roxbury Latin Earns the Googins Cup for the Sixth Consecutive Year

This winter’s Kingswood Oxford public speaking competition took place virtually on February 8. For the sixth year in a row, Roxbury Latin’s team earned the Googins Cup, awarded to the school that places first overall in four categories of competition: Persuasive Speaking, After Dinner Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, and Ethical Dilemmas. The four RL boys contributing […]

Dr. Brian Purnell On The History of Racial Injustice in America, and the Fierce Urgency of Now

“For the past 20 years, I have studied the history of racial discrimination in the United States,” Dr. Brian Purnell began in virtual Hall on February 18. “I focused on this because I wanted to understand my country’s contradictions.”  Dr. Purnell shared his personal journey with Civil Rights Movement history, which includes his work as […]

This Year’s (Virtual) Alumni Luncheon, Featuring John Kenney ’81

On February 11, the Alumni Office hosted a virtual gathering in place of our annual Spring Luncheon, which featured alumnus John Kenney ’81—critically acclaimed novelist and bestselling author (Truth in Advertising, Talk to Me) and poet (Love Poems for Married People, Love Poems for People with Children, Love Poems for Anxious People, Love Poems for […]

Class VI Winter Walk Helps Combat Homelessness

On February 3, members of Class VI braved the chill and slush to trek two miles in the name of advocacy. Joined by Class I counterparts and two dozen faculty and staff members, Sixies participated in Boston’s Winter Walk—an event that raises both dollars and awareness to combat homelessness throughout Greater Boston. Students’ march around […]

Juan Enríquez On The Evolution of Right and Wrong

“What if what’s okay today may be wrong tomorrow?” Juan Enríquez began in virtual Hall on February 4. “What if what’s right flips 180 degrees, and the rules that you’re taught today turn out to be completely wrong tomorrow?” Mr. Enríquez is many impressive things—life science expert, technologist, investor, author—and his most recent book, Right/Wrong, […]