National Award for Sittig '09 & UCLA Luskin Community Scholars Team
Dylan Sittig '09 is part of a UCLA's Luskin Community Scholars team which received a national award for their study on distribution of goods in the L.A. area. The Community Scholars Program is a joint initiative of the UCLA Department of Urban Planning and the UCLA Labor Center, where students can work with community stakeholders to focus on timely and important Los Angeles regioal issues. Dylan, who received his BA in Urban and Environmental Policy at Occidental College, is working on his master's in Urban and Regional Planning at UCLA.
For his capstone project, Dylan and a team of students researched the distribution of goods in southern California, which included field trips to the Alameda Corridor, a boat tour of the Port of Los Angeles and a tour of the massive Costco distribution center in the Inland Empire. They also heard from experts, organizations and activists concerned about the impact and future of goods movement in the region. Their findings were compiled in a paper titled, "Delivering the Good: Strategic Interventions Toward a Just and Sustainable Logistics System in Southern California," which was received the 2017 AICP Student Project Award, in the Applied Research category. The students will be recognized at the 2017 National Planning Conference in New York.
Eshaana Sheth ’10 describes her short film, "The Butter Knife" as "a snapshot of modern, intercultural dating." It has won Best Romantic Comedy at the Los Angeles Film Awards and Top Shorts online film festival so far.
In this fascinating article in The Atlantic, writer Jeffrey Selingo dives into the argument many economists, educators, and work-force development professionals are making today--our education in early life does not seem sufficient for the needs of our 21st century economy. The third wave, as he describes, will be one of continual training and education and retraining. Read more in The Atlantic.
Alumni, family and friends are invited to join Head of Schools Taylor Stockdale and special guests for three events this April in New York City (April 11), Philadelphia (April 12) and London, England (April 14).
Once again, Webb athletes had a strong showing across the board during the 2018 winter season. Led by WSC soccer, which finished the season League Champions and with a deep run into CIF, both VWS and WSC athletics posted very positive results. VWS Water Polo also finished its league play in second place.
“It is always great each season to not only see our athletes and teams be successful on the field of play, but to see them learn and grow as individuals and part of a community,” said Director of Athletics Steve Wishek.