News & Events

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 […]

Fernando Rodriguez-Villa ’06 Speaks at RL’s Inaugural Innovation Exchange

On December 3, Roxbury Latin hosted its Inaugural Innovation Exchange with keynote speaker Fernando Rodriguez-Villa ’06. Fernando spoke with students and faculty over Zoom, sharing his journey from RL student to co-founder of AdeptID. Students were able to engage with AdeptID’s technology during a group project, followed by a question and answer session. “One of […]

Photographer Chris Payne ’86 Documents Martin Guitar-Making for The New York Times

Alumnus and renowned architectural photographer Chris Payne’s subjects have range. Chris has chronicled—in large format documentation—some of America’s most venerated industrial heritage, from New York City substations to Steinway pianos, from pencil-manufacturing in New Jersey to abandoned mental hospitals across the country. On November 28, Chris’s work was featured in The New York Times Magazine […]

Hari Narayanan ’20 Wins First Place in Poetry Contest

This fall, newly-minted RL alumnus Hari Narayanan received a message from the West Roxbury branch of the Boston Public Library. The library staff was reaching out to inform him that he had won first place in the library’s annual poetry contest, in the high school submissions category. This year was the 31st of the Intergenerational […]

Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas is RL’s 17th Jarvis International Lecturer

Since 2004, we have welcomed sixteen distinguished public servants and thinkers on foreign affairs to campus as part of the F. Washington Jarvis International Fund Lecture. Past speakers for this Lecture, named for the man who for thirty years led Roxbury Latin as its tenth Headmaster, have included economist Paul Volcker; former Secretary of Defense […]

Stories, to Kick Off the Annual Fund

What we’re experiencing on campus this year feels in some ways unprecedented, and uniquely challenging. However, thanks to its longevity and resilience, Roxbury Latin has withstood numerous challenges to its survival, and certainly to its ability to honor a rare mission. Thanks to the school’s generous donors, over many years, Roxbury Latin’s mission has persisted […]

Derek Ho ’92, David Pozen ’98, and Dave Friedman P’21’25 on the Supreme Court

Decisions of the Supreme Court can be indicators of our nation’s values, culture, and changing demographics. They can illuminate, or even move, our country’s compass. In an increasingly polarized and politicized climate, the reliability of this venerable institution is ever more important. And in the wake of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, discussion of the […]

Darian Reid ’05 Appointed Director of Community and Culture

During these summer months the faculty and staff at Roxbury Latin are focused on planning for the year ahead. In line with the school’s commitment to being a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive place for every student to learn and grow, Headmaster Kerry Brennan announced this month that Darian Reid—member of the Class of 2005, and […]

Honoring Roxbury Latin’s Class of 2020

With typical year-end events, traditions, and culminating celebrations cancelled for students around the world, Roxbury Latin—like all schools—had to be creative about the ways in which we celebrated our graduating Class of 2020. Closing Exercises typically take place with seniors and their families, faculty members and trustees shoulder-to-shoulder in Rousmaniere Hall. On the morning of […]

Latonics Release Newest Album: Lose Yourself Again

On May 21, Roxbury Latin’s Latonics released their eleventh album since 1997—this one titled Lose Yourself Again. The tracks (a total of 12) are now available on most digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify, and Pandora. The recordings feature vocals from members of the Class of 2017 through the Class of 2021. […]