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One Love Helps RL Students Explore Healthy Relationships

On April 28, Roxbury Latin welcomed Claire Giampetroni, local representative of the national One Love organization, focused on educating young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships, empowering them to identify and avoid abuse and learn how to love better. The organization was founded in honor and in memory of Yeardley Love who—three weeks shy of […]

Honoring the Life of the Mind: Twelve Seniors Inducted Into Cum Laude Society

On April 21, Roxbury Latin celebrated in Hall the 12 members of Class I whose efforts and accomplishments have earned them membership in the Cum Laude Society. Each spring, the all-school Cum Laude ceremony honors the life of the mind—affirming that at the heart of a good school is scholarly engagement. “This special event is […]

Dr. Winifred Frick Helps Separate Bat Facts From Fiction

Bats often get a bad rap. They’re construed as the spooky creatures that haunt us on Halloween, accompanying vampires and the like. They’re falsely assumed to always carry rabies and drink blood. When in fact, bats—the world’s smallest mammal, and the only one that can fly—of which there are more than 1,400 species, make up […]

Dr. Andrés Wilson Shares His Experience of Judaism and Passover

Throughout the year, members of the RL community take the stage in Rousmaniere Hall to share their experiences of faith, from a range of religious traditions—especially around the time of annual celebrations. The experience and exploration of spiritual life, in its rich variety of forms, has long been an important part of a Roxbury Latin […]

Committed Change-Maker John Gabrieli ’12 Delivers Wyner Lecture

On April 11, Roxbury Latin welcomed alumnus John Gabrieli, Class of 2012, as the year’s Wyner Lecturer—a series featuring individuals committed to solving big problems for social good. Until recently, John served as co-chair of the Every Voice Coalition—a grassroots movement to combat sexual violence on college campuses and support survivors—which he founded and which […]

A Convocation, Honoring Faculty, Opens the Spring Term

Roxbury Latin officially opened its spring term on March 29 with a celebration honoring two faculty members whose commitments to the craft of teaching, the study of science, and the care of their students and colleagues are exemplary. Dr. Peter Hyde, member of the Science Department since 2001, was installed as the Charles T. Bauer […]

Exelauno Day: A Distinctly RL Tradition

On March 4, Roxbury Latin students and teachers celebrated a tradition that is uniquely RL: Exelauno Day dates back more than 130 years, when Classics master Clarence Willard Gleason inaugurated a celebration of the Classics, in which Greek students would be exempted from homework. Today, the event allows for the singular annual pleasure of hearing […]

Careers in Art History, and the Multivalence of Art: A Panel Hall With Three Experts

“In your art classes, and in this space, we often focus on art from the perspective of the artist—what someone creates, and why, and how,” began Headmaster Brennan in Hall on February 15. “Between the artist and the viewer, however, there is often a complex tapestry of activity, informed, shaped, and stewarded by experts such […]

The French Family Band Brings Country Music to Smith Theater

“Country music just sounds better when a family sings it,” began Headmaster Brennan in Hall on February 11. “That’s where it all began: mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins, all huddled together, picking and singing on a porch in the twilight. Camille and Stuie French—now settled with their family in Nashville—have been making music […]

Dr. Brian Purnell Is This Year’s Smith Visiting Scholar

On January 20, Dr. Brian Purnell delivered one of two Halls that he will give this year, as Roxbury Latin’s 2021-2022 Smith Visiting Scholar. “Most of you will remember Dr. Purnell from his riveting and impassioned Zoom-Hall last February titled ‘The Fierce Urgency of Now’ which explored his personal journey with Civil Rights Movement history,” […]

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