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.
“I am excited to announce that Julia Marciari-Alexander ’85 has been elected to The Webb Schools Board of Trustees. A true pioneer and unbounded thinker, I look forward to Julia’s contributions to the important work of the board in the years ahead,” said Taylor Stockdale, Head of Schools.
Marciari-Alexander ’85 is a graduate of Vivian Webb School, sister of WSC alumnus John ’78, and the daughter of former Webb trustee and Pomona College president, David Alexander.
With more than 20 years of experience as a curator and museum leader, Marciari-Alexander ’85 currently serves as the executive director of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
On the brink of going out of business in 2015, alumnae rallied to save their beloved, century-old Sweet Briar in Virginia. Together they raised $44 million--and the advancement office is not letting this momentum go to waste. Read more about this remarkable story in The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The Week @ Webb is a periodic photojournal of events on and off Webb's campus. Did it feel like January lasted 31,000 days instead of just 31? I know that for me, it's important to spend as much time as I can with other people when life gets really busy. We all do better when we surround ourselves with friends and family and that's what I tried to capture in this latest gallery.
Taking stock. This is how it begins—simply though completely. After more than a year of planning, gathering data, meeting, discussing, writing and rewriting—and after a four-day campus stay by our CAIS/WASC visiting committee (California Association of Independent Schools / Western Association of Schools and Colleges)—the evaluation work is done.
John Scalzi '87 writes a touching and thoughtful remembrance in the Los Angeles Times of science fiction and fantasy icon Ursula K. Le Guin, who passed away this week at the age of 88. Le Guin--a touchstone to many writers and readers and the author of the Earthsea fantasy series--she was the recipient of multiple awards including the Nebula, Newbery, Hugo, National Book Award and others. Stephen King calling her "one of the greats," wished her "godspeed into the galaxy." She was the author of more than 20 novels, 12 books of poetry, 100 short stories and more.
The Alf Museum's Augustyn Family Curator and Director of Research and Collections, Dr. Andrew Farke, joins a fascinating discussion in the New York Timesabout newly published research on the tail-weaponry of the ankylosaurus.
From high school sweethearts to alumni who were married in Vivian Webb Chapel, Webb has been the site of many romances over the years. Here are a few stories from alumni who met on Webb’s beautiful campus.
Using monofilament and LED spotlights, visual artist Rachel Lee Zheng ’12 creates large-scale installations that transform dark gallery spaces into meditative environments filled with lines and beams of color.
The Week @ Webb is a periodic photojournal of events on and off Webb's campus. It’s always exciting to celebrate a new year, and while it would be fun to reminisce on all that we achieved and learned in 2017, I thought I’d take a look forward to what’s to come in 2018. The winter and spring seasons at Webb are packed with exciting events and beautiful occasions. This gallery shows off a lot of what makes these next few months so enjoyable, from new elective courses like The Long Novel and Faith Narratives of Holy Cities to winter hikes in the snow and bountiful wildflower blooms on campus. I hope you enjoy the gallery.
Statecraft is risky business. In fact, at times and for some, a matter of life and death. The fickle fortunes of city-states and nations, their rise and fall throughout history, can seem both destined and accidental.
The Webb Schools will host a free information session and resume workshop for educators interested in working at independent schools on Saturday, January 20th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Topics addressed in the workshop will include interview and campus visit advice, resume tips and suggestions, what independent schools are looking for in a candidate and the unifying and differentiating traits of independent schools.