A man of many talents, Nick Binkley ’64 is founding partner in the investment firm of Forrest Binkley & Brown. Previously he was Vice Chairman of Security Pacific Corporation, then following the merger of BankAmerica and Security Pacific, he became Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Bank America.
Binkley is also a musician who served in the Peace Corps in Tunisia. He’s been playing the guitar in bands since his days at Webb and recorded two CDs, Let the Boy Jam and Pin Stripe Brain. Currently he is producing two films: Odetta, about the civil rights folk singer and activist, which will appear on PBS' American Masters program in 2010 and The Soft Power of Hard Rock-Behind the Iron Curtain. The latter chronicles the story of how Western rock music and pop culture helped bring down Soviet communism by infecting youth behind the Iron Curtain. It has been in production for four years and been endorsed by both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
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.