Campus News Archives
Campus News Archives: October 2011
In response to a sister Webbie’s call for help, six Webb students (Matthew Graham ’14, David Comiske ’15, Clarence O’Connor ’15, Cody Owen ’15, Alexandra Russo ’15, and Andrew Thompson ’15) together with Professor Hennings rallied to aid her and the aid of her town. On September 22, 2011, Webb received a phone call from a Webb alumna, Alexandra Russ Meyerson ’00, detailing the destructive flooding that had occurred in early September in the small town of Owego, New York, due to Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee. The damage to this small town in upstate New York was very widespread and in some places catastrophic. All electrical power was lost for days; and when the flood waters finally receded, the streets were left covered with mud, waste, and rubble. Ms. Meyerson and her seven-year-old daughter were forced to evacuate to another town. She was doing her best to help with the cleanup but was simply overwhelmed.
The alumni and current students of Webb Institute thought it was unusual that in a school of architects and engineers there was no chess club, so they decided to make a change. With the help of current student Bryce Bartling ’13, along with the determination and generosity of Dr.
We are extremely happy to report that the role of WooFS Director (vacated with the retirement of Dean Emeritus Roger Compton) has been filled by Mr. James Ludwig. James received his undergraduate degree from Berklee College of Music, and is expected to receive his Masters in Music Education from Queens College’s Aaron Copland School of Music this December...