Stoddard “Chip” Martin ’66 is the author of more than a dozen interlinked novellas and, as Stoddard Martin, of five books of literary and cultural criticism as well as several anthologies.
Martin has lived largely in London since 1973. He has been a social worker, a wood merchant, a layer of irrigation pipeline, a professor of college English on US warships, a teacher of writing at Harvard, a lecturer in literature at Oxford and a professor at Warsaw University.
Martin has a degree in history from Stanford and a PhD in English from the University of London, where he retains a visiting fellowship. In the 1980s, he edited Avantgarde and Status UK magazines; his reviews and articles have appeared in The Times Literary Supplement, The San Diego Union, The Jewish Chronicle and Quarterly Review, of which he is on the editorial board. He served for many years on the management committee of English PEN.
He is sole proprietor of the small press Starhaven, which received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Poetry Book of 2008 for Poems from Dry Creek by classmate John Dofflemyer.
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.