Great nephew of The Webb Schools' founder Thompson Webb and great grandson of Sawney Webb (founder of the Webb School in Bellbuckle, Tennessee, Lawrence “Larry” Price ’61 is the Director of the High Energy Physics Division at Argonne National Laboratory. Since starting in 1978, Price has pursued several multi-institution and multi-year physics experiments. He has been involved with such projects as measuring the shape and size of the proton, learning the nature of quarks and gluons, and the search for proton instability and study of neutrinos from the atmosphere.
Before Argonne National Laboratory, Price was a professor at Columbia University where he stayed for eight years. He received his doctorate and master’s degrees from Harvard University and bachelor’s at Pomona College.
While at Webb, Price was a recipient of the Horace Blackman Award, a member of the student newspaper, and a peccary man. He also enjoyed theater and soccer. After graduating cum laude, he attended Pomona College for his bachelor’s degree and subsequently Harvard University for his master’s and PhD.
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.
The president of the University of California, Janet Napolitano, announced today her intention to work towards guaranteed admission for all qualified state community college students to the UC system. This announcement follows Governor Jerry Brown and the state Legislature withholding $50 million in state funding this year--until among other things--the UC system admits one transfer for every two freshman systemwide at each of its undergrad campuses. Read more in the LATimes.
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.