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Monday, October 20, 2014

The Wall Street Journal recently wrote about the sixth annual analysis of core curricula at 1,098 four-year colleges and universities by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni which included Whittier College. The study found that just 18% 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 class of... More

Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Egypt Game

Whittier College alumna and Newbery Award recipient, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, who captivated two generations of children and young adults authoring nearly 50 books, died on Oct. 7 in San Francisco, CA. She was 87. Her books lauded with Newbery Awards... More

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Department of Homeland Security

Since the intentional distribution of anthrax spores (Bacillus anthracis) through the U.S. postal system in 2001, the prospect of bioterrorism in food, water, and agriculture has identified critical needs in prevention, protection, and mitigation... More

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Preofessor Seamus Lagan and Professor David Paddy

​From "lights up!" to curtain call, Professor Gil Gonzalez thrives on working in every aspect of the theatre. During his nine-year tenure at Whittier, he has directed about a dozen student plays, all the while continuing to take advantage of the... More

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ralph Kingsbury

Meet the Kingsburys, whose family ties to Whittier College began 80 years ago. The storyline begins with grandfather Ralph Kingsbury, who graduated from Whittier in 1933. He was succeeded by his daughter Kathleen Kingsbury Dobrzycki ’64, niece... More

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Latino graduates

Whittier College has been named as one of the nation’s Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students by BestColleges.com. Whittier was ranked as number four in a list that includes many other top public and private institutions of higher learning. According... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Whittier Tells Funnies (WTF)

Club 88 is roaring with laughter. The audience is watching Amleigh Hoffine ’16 practically drag herself onstage. “I have c-c-cold!” She yells. As her husband played by Ben Thompson ’14, turns to her. Meanwhile, Sam Woehl ’15 mimics ice skating... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Brazil, fifth largest country and the seventh largest economy in the world, flows with cultural, entrepreneurial, and ecological diversity from the bay of Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon. Taking advantage of this distinct setting, Professor of Business... 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

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