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News

2020

  • September

    Three Elected to Alf Museum Board of Trustees

    We are proud to announce and celebrate the addition of three new members to the Alf Museum Board of Trustees: Jeff Cripe '08, Elizabeth Smith '92, and Jenny Kong P '15, '18, '22.
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  • August

    New Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Coordinator Named

    Science faculty and Webb parent ‘22, ‘24 John Choi has been appointed to the new position of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator at The Webb Schools. Mr. Choi will continue to teach his science courses, as well as serve in this new role supporting students, families, faculty/staff, the Senior Administration and Board of Trustees
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  • June

    Two Elected to Board of Trustees


    We are proud to announce and celebrate the addition of two new members to the Board of Trustees. First, Webb welcomes alumnus Lance Williams ’97 to the board. Lance has led a storied career in marketing/communications and served the community through a variety of volunteer roles—most recently at Webb as a member of the board for the Raymond Alf Museum of Paleontology.  Joining Lance this spring is Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver GP ’23.  Dr. Oliver has led a renowned career in education and public policy. Below you will find both of their bios, which are included on the Board of Trustees page of our website.
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  • Webb’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

    Last week, in a series of letters and social media posts, Webb's leadership responded to the call for support of and solidarity with its black students, parents, faculty and alumni—and to further strengthen its commitment to being an anti-racist institution. Below is an excerpt from the most recent letter to the community. This letter and others can be found in full here.
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  • Outstanding Support from the Webb Community

    Webb is truly thankful for each and every member of the Webb community and all Webbies from all around the world who embraced #WeAreWebb and Webb’s Giving Days. Support for The Webb Fund for The Community was overwhelming and will provide the Schools and the Museum with significant funding.
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  • May

    2020 Webb Faculty Awards

    Every year at graduation it’s with great pride that Webb honors and celebrates the work of its distinguished faculty with a series of faculty awards. These awards both acknowledge the extraordinary service of our faculty, as well as provide support for their continued growth and professional development. This year we are proud to honor members of our Webb faculty with the following awards. 
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  • #Webbwith2020

    Over 100 alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends from around the world have shown their support for The Webb Schools' Class of 2020 by sharing a note of encouragement and advice!
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  • April

    Alf Museum: Lofgren and 10 Students Co-Author Research Paper

    Over 100 years ago, the first report was made of 30-40 myo vertebrate fossils located in the Gravelly Range of southwest Montana at sites up to 10,000 feet in elevation . The first collection was made in the late 1940s by a crew from the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) at Harvard University. In the 1980s, Malcolm McKenna ’48 and others representing the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York also made important collections in the Gravelly Range.
    However, almost all of these specimens were never studied.
     
    About 15 years ago. McKenna told Alf Museum Director Don Lofgren about the area, and in 2016, Gravelly Range mammals became a research project for Webb students in the Advanced Studies in Paleontology (ASIP) course. Many additional specimens were collected by summer crews that included Webb students & alumni, and museum trustees. These fossils and specimens borrowed from the MCZ and AMNH were studied by students in ASIP, and now three years later, their work was published in the March 2020 issue of Paludicola, a journal by the Rochester Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology. The paper has ten Webb student coauthors; Jackson Bibbens ’18, Isabella Kong ’18, Andrew Tarakji ’18, Isabel Gerard ’19, and current seniors Liam Gerken, Frank Hu, Aspen Helgeson, Cecilia Li, Emily Li, and Jill Ji.
     
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  • Class of 2020

    We are pleased to announce that members of the Class of 2020, even during these very difficult circumstances, have been offered admission into some of the finest colleges and universities across the country and around the world!  From the most selective universities in America, to some of the most highly regarded liberal arts colleges from coast to coast, Webb seniors and their families should be very proud that the hard work has paid off.  Congratulations Class of 2020! 
     
    “All of us here at Webb admire your hard work and commitment to each other and the entire Webb community, especially through these unprecedented times. As I read over your remarkable list of college admission offers, you filled my heart with pride. I know each of you will find your perfect college match, and we will indeed celebrate your fine accomplishments here at Webb when the time is right. Congratulations!” Taylor Stockdale, Head of Schools.
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  • Blake Johnson '95s Company Steps Up to Fight COVID-19

    We are grateful for all our Webbies on the frontlines and those spreading good work during these challenging times. On March 30th, Blake Johnson's company byte announced that they will do their part in the fight against COVID-19 by converting their 3D specialty labs to make masks, face shields and ventilator parts for frontline healthcare providers. 
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  • The Webb Fund for the Community

    The Webb Fund for The Community is 48 hours of giving to bring us all together and provides a way for you to personally and directly impact everyone at Webb. The Webb Fund is more important now than ever before, supporting our areas of greatest need, as we navigate through the months ahead.
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  • March

    Coronavirus - The Webb Schools Updates

    The Webb Schools is closing its campus and suspending in-person classes as of Thursday afternoon, March 12. Online classes will begin on Friday, March 20. With this closure, Webb is immediately beginning to support students returning to their families. We know this will take a few days, and for a number of students longer. Webb remains staffed and ready to support the needs of all student in dormitories and faculty homes as necessary.
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  • February

    Equity in Computer Science Honored

    Webb was honored to receive the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for attaining exceptional female representation in AP Computer Science Principles in 2019. Webb was one of just 3 percent of schools so honored in the United States—out of more than 20,000.
     
    This award from the College Board is meant to acknowledge the outstanding work Webb is doing to close the gender equity gap in computer science. Webb’s longstanding, programmatic goal is to enroll an equal number of Vivian Webb School and Webb School of California students in the computer science program.
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  • January

    Winter Dance Performance

    The Webb Schools Dance Company presents Frames Framed Winter Dance Performance 2020 on Friday, 1/31 and Saturday, 2/1 in the Liu/Cheung Theater on Webb's campus. Both shows begin at 7:00pm and free tickets are available here.
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  • Rosetta Lee Visits Webb

    The Webb Schools began its second semester on Wednesday with a modified schedule in order to invite Rosetta Lee, a faculty member from Seattle Girls School and national leader in diversity education, to work with faculty, staff and students on inclusivity and diversity at Webb. The student assembly was part of an ongoing effort by Webb to educate the community on issues of gender, race, identity and self.
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