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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Students conduct self-designed research projects in the Whittier hills.

At a point when STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates are crucially needed, first-year students at Whittier College are learning these disciplines hands-on in several new research-focused writing seminars. A... More

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Mark Kozhaya in football gear

Mark Kozhaya '17 will compete in the elite National Bowl Game, where he could catch the attention of NFL scouts. The National Bowl kicks off Sunday, December 4, at Daytona Beach Municipal Stadium. The annual post-season all-star game consists of... More

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Julissa Tobias and the men's team at the NCAA cross-country nationals

Whittier College’s Cross Country team made history this past weekend with Poets setting a new record as a team and excelling individually. On a cold and windy Saturday, the men’s team competed at the NCAA Division III national races in... More

Monday, November 21, 2016
President Sharon Herzberger

President Sharon Herzberger joined more than 420 college and university presidents in pledging their support for a program benefitting certain undocumented students. The higher education leaders signed a letter earlier this month supporting the... More

Friday, November 18, 2016
Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger

Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger, along with more than 100 presidents of colleges and universities across the nation, just signed onto an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to "condemn and work to prevent the... More

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Luis Valdez at the Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts.

Award-winning playwright Luis Valdez and actress Alma Martinez ’84 returned to the Whittier College stage to share their stories with the Poet community. Valdez, who President Barack Obama recently awarded a National Medal of the Arts, and... More

Monday, November 14, 2016
Whittier College men's cross country team poses for a photo

The Whittier College Men's Cross Country team has qualified for the NCAA Division III national championships for the first time in the program's history, and a female Poet will return to the competition for the second time in her career. The... More

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Associate Professor Sara Angevine sits at a desk in her office.

Although women have made strides in entering public office, from local to federal levels, experts note that there is still work to be done. Among them is Whittier College Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Sara Angevine, who spoke... More

Thursday, November 10, 2016
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) poster

Seeing all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays would likely take the better part of a week. Instead, the bard's comedies, historical dramas, and tragedies are crammed into 97 minutes in Whittier College's production of The Complete Works of William... More

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Whittier College Community, One of the most important things we learned from this election is how little we know about people outside our own social circle. We learned that so many people—across political perspectives, race, ethnicity, and... More