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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
John Maki

Justice reform advocate John Maki ’98 was recently appointed executive director of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority by Governor Bruce Rauner. Since 2010, Maki has served as the executive director for the John Howard... More

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Louie Perez and David Hidalgo

An exciting slate of writers and performing artists will be part of the 2015 Whittier College Writers Festival. The festival runs from April 14 through April 16. The Writers Festival is sponsored in part by the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the... More

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Joel Perez

Dr. Joel Pérez has been appointed Vice President and Dean of Students at Whittier College, following a national search. He will officially join the College in March 2015. Pérez comes to Whittier College from Seattle Pacific University, where he... More

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Floyd Cheung ’92, associate professor of English language and literature and of American studies at Smith College recently published a book of poems entitled Jazz at Manzanar. At Smith College, he teaches courses in American literature, American... More

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Associate Professor of English Language and Literature Sean Morris was recently interviewed by the news site Quartz and helped explain how werewolves evolved in the public consciousness. When asked when did our modern trope of uncontrollable... More

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Poems Dead and Undead by Tony Barnstone

Just in time for Halloween and given our culture's current obsession with zombies and vampires, Albert Upton Professor of English Language and Literature Tony Barnstone, recently published the anthology “Poems Dead and Undead.” The selection of... More

Monday, October 20, 2014
Whittier Weekend

More than 1,000 Poets including alumni, families, and friends, participated in this year's Whittier Weekend festivities between October 17 and 19. The three-day celebration opened with an intimate Golden Anniversary brunch in honor of the... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mike Garabedian Whittier College Librarian

​Whittier College Librarian Mike Garabedian ’98 was pursuing a Ph.D in literature at Northwestern University with the intention of becoming a professor when the idea first hit him that librarianship might be “a pretty cool gig.” “I think you’d be... More

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Institute for Baseball Studies

Whittier College is now home of the Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States. The Institute is a partnership between Pasadena-based Baseball... More

Thursday, September 25, 2014
Alumna Dawn Finley (right), Jenn Witte (left) and custom "bookcycle"

Alumna Dawn Finley’s ’00 Feminist Library On Wheels (FLOW), a mobile library project, was recently featured in the Column One section of the Los Angeles Times. Traveling on a custom tricycle equipped with bookshelves, Finley and friend Jenn Witte... More

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