2018

Yijia Chen traveled to Beijing during his winter break from the University of California at Berkeley to research deep learning to develop lossless compression algorithms of data that are more efficient than the current ones.


Joseph ‘Joey’ Scapellato had the opportunity to debate against conservative commentator Ben Shapiro on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus in front of thousands of other attendees in person and online.


Stellar former WT Faculty Linda Brown, Joan Franklin, Ruth Grant, and Debbie Reaves taught literally hundreds of WT students over their many years at both the City and North campuses. Remember them and the many intellectual journeys you took together? In the fall of 2018, they held a mini-reunion in Colorado where Debbie and Ruth now live, and the stories flowed for days! Here are some things they have been involved in after their careers at WT: Both Linda and Joan taught and supervised future teachers at the University of Pittsburgh; Linda developed programs and exhibits at the Carnegie Science Center; Debbie was a devoted CASA advocate and tutor to many students; and Ruth became a naturalist with California and Colorado environmental centers. Each has traveled the world, spent wonderful untold hours with their children and grandchildren, read scores of great books, been involved in artistic projects, community service and political activities, and kept up with innumerable friends. They would enjoy hearing from the widespread WT community–where are YOU now? What are you up to?