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Deaths 2015 NEWS OF THE YEAR

David K. Winter

84 / August 15 / Influential evangelical educator, president of California’s Westmont College (1976-2001), and co-founder and former board chair of the D.C.-based Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. more

Looking for Jesus in the script

The Matanicks met in middle school at an international school in Malaysia, where both their parents had moved their families to work as teachers. The high school sweethearts ended up moving to Southern California—Christina to attend Westmont College in Santa Barbara and Nathanael for YWAM’s Discipleship Training School and a film internship. more

Mailbag: Wasn't Westmonters

Some might infer that Westmont College students were among the “10 young adults” who “failed to extinguish sufficiently a fire they had built on a mountain ridge near the Christian liberal arts college” near Santa Barbara, resulting in a blaze that burned 200 homes (The Buzz, Nov. 29). However, investigators have confirmed that no Westmont students were involved. more

The Buzz: Wildfires on campus

Investigators say a smoldering bonfire ignited a blaze Nov. 13 in Santa Barbara, Calif., that burned 2,500 acres, destroyed more than 200 homes, and inflicted heavy damage on Westmont College, a 1,300-student Christian liberal arts school. Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said the fire resulted from carelessness after 10 young adults failed to extinguish sufficiently a fire they had built on a mountain ridge near the Christian liberal arts college. more