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Monday, September 28, 2015
Students at Helping Hands Day

More than 100 Whittier College students, alumni, staff, faculty, and administrators rolled up their sleeves on Saturday, September 26 and participated in the 21st annual Helping Hands Day. Participants gathered in the Campus Center for breakfast... More

Monday, September 28, 2015
David Paddy, Whittier College Professor, JG Ballard

Professor of English Language and Literature David Ian Paddy published The Empires of J. G. Ballard: An Imagined Geography, a book that provides a critical look at the post-war science fiction novels written by J. G. Ballard on the topics... More

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Peace Day

Whittier College and Broadoaks School students joined people across the world in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace. An annual tradition on the Whittier College campus, the celebration of peace was led by children from The ... More

Friday, September 18, 2015
Michelle Chihara, Whittier College Faculty

What do we talk about when we talk about finance? Assistant Professor of English Michelle Chihara, whose areas of research include real estate, financial panics, and contemporary culture, recently authored a long piece in the Los Angeles Review of... More

Sunday, September 6, 2015
Whittier College, Move In Day, Class of 2019

Whittier welcomed the Class of 2019 composed of 454 first-years and 76 transfer students who descended upon campus on September 6 for the start of New Student Orientation. This cohort is one of Whittier’s most diverse and brightest. Classes for... More

Thursday, September 3, 2015
New Faculty

Whittier College recently announced the hiring of 15 new faculty members with the start of the 2015-16 academic year.  With diverse backgrounds, the new faculty members’ areas of expertise include a wide range of fields of study such as... More

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Poet catcher Stephen Zavala ’15 was selected by the St. Louis Caridinals for the 2015 Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft. Zavala, the second Poet in as many years to join MLB, was the lone Division III West Region player chosen by a major league... More

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Whittier College softball team

For the first time in Whittier College's history, Poet Athletics earned three conference championships in one school year. The men's and women's water polo teams dominated the pool in the 2014-2015 season, bringing home two conference trophies.... More

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Professor Andrea Rehn

Associate Professor of English Andrea Rehn or @profrehn as she is known in the "twitterverse" is extremely active in social media and is heavily involved in the digital liberal arts and online learning. In fact, she will be co-teaching this fall... More

Friday, May 15, 2015
Mayor Garcetti, Commencement 2015

The rain and soggy weather did not dampen the festive atmosphere of Whittier College’s 112th Commencement ceremony held indoors at the Graham Athletic Center for the first time in the history of the College. More than 400 members of the class of... More