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Dr. William Taubman Delivers 16th Annual Jarvis Lecture

On October 15, Professor Bill Taubman—Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, at Amherst College—visited campus as this year’s Jarvis International Fund Lecturer. This year marks the sixteenth annual Jarvis Fund Lecture, named for the Reverend Tony Jarvis, who for thirty years led Roxbury Latin as its 10th Headmaster. Dr. Taubman (former professor of Headmaster […]

Dr. Dalia Hochman on Ancient Rituals with Modern Relevance

“Today we honor one of Roxbury Latin’s most important customs by recognizing the Jewish High Holy Days,” began Headmaster Brennan in Hall on October 10. “Our taking note of various religious holidays is not simply because knowing about the world’s religions is an important part of being a well-educated person. As a school we are […]

Remembering Tony Jarvis, From Across the Atlantic

This month—October 7—marks the one year anniversary of the death of Tony Jarvis, Roxbury Latin’s transformative tenth headmaster who served the school for 30 years, from 1974 to 2004. Through Tony, Roxbury Latin developed a close relationship with Eton College, an independent boarding school in Windsor, England. Several young RL alumni in recent years have […]

A Sunny Homecoming Celebration Kicks Off the 375th Anniversary

On Saturday, October 5, more than 1,100 Roxbury Latin fans—alumni, families, faculty, and friends—gathered on campus for a special Homecoming and Fall Family Day, which kicked off the school’s 375th Anniversary celebration for the entire RL community. The day brought athletic competitions across campus, including varsity matches in cross country, soccer, and football. Cross Country […]

Matt Desmond, Author of Evicted, Kicks Off Anniversary Service Series

“The United States is the richest democracy with the worst poverty,” began Matt Desmond in Hall on October 3. Mr. Desmond is the During Professor of Sociology at Princeton and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. In researching for his book—on the fraught relationship between tenants and […]

A Strong Tournament Showing for RL Public Speaking

On September 29, four students traveled to Stoneleigh-Burnham School in Greenfield, MA, to compete in the annual Stoneleigh-Burnham Public Speaking Tournament. Avi Attar (I), Teddy Glaeser (III), Daniel Sun-Friedman (II), and Colson Ganthier (II) comprised this year’s team, securing a second place finish overall in the tournament. Competition events included Interpretive Reading, Impromptu, After Dinner, […]

Kevin Breel Helps Alleviate the Stigma Surrounding Mental Health

“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, speaking to boys at the year’s opening Health and Wellness Hall. Last year, Roxbury Latin launched a program for RL’s […]

Writer Arundhathi Subramaniam on the Role of Poetry in Our Lives

“Meaning is just a very small part of language,” began poet Arundhathi Subramaniam in Hall on September 23. “Many of us realize this early on but are encouraged to forget. We are encouraged, instead, to use language as a strictly transactional medium. But there’s rhythm and sound and texture—words have flavor. We forget the sensuous […]

Alumni Journalists Kick Off Anniversary Lecture Series

As part of the school’s celebration of Roxbury Latin’s 375th anniversary, a special series of Halls will feature RL alumni, “Men of RL,” who represent diverse personal and professional paths—all examples of excellence, leadership, or service, intended to inspire students and help them gain a window into what’s possible. The series began on September 19 […]

Ave Atque Vale: Class I Students Help Bury Boston’s Unclaimed Citizens

Eternally resting atop a small hill in Fairview Cemetery in Hyde Park, Mayor Thomas Menino watches over the most destitute of Boston’s deceased citizens. Menino’s gravesite overlooks the City Poor Lot, a section of Fairview owned by the City of Boston and reserved for the burial of its indigent and unclaimed denizens. On Tuesday, a […]