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Friday, August 30, 2013

Long-time educator Alice Keiko Nishimoto '78 was named Garvey School District's 2013 Teacher of the Year.  Nishimoto has taught for 15 years at Rice Elementary School in Rosemead, CA and has been awarded numerous grants from the National Endowment... More

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Across the nation, people celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s iconic “I Have a Dream” speech.   According to religious studies professor Joseph Price, King’s message is closely aligned with the values of the... More

Monday, August 19, 2013
Princeton Review

Whittier College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The College is featured in the education services company's new 2014 edition of its annual college guide, "The Best 378... More

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hailing from 21 states across the U.S. and 19 countries around the globe, the 450 newest members of the Poet Family will be arriving to Whittier on September 1 for their official welcome to campus at Orientation.  Here, we take a closer look at the... More

Monday, August 5, 2013

At the base of Griffith Park's rolling hills and above a makeshift stage, Angelenos looked on - from their lawn chairs and blankets - as actors from the Independent Shakespeare Company brought the literary tragedy Macbeth to life as part of LA's ... More

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Aloha Concert Series 2013

Whittier welcomes the 19th Annual Aloha Concert series. Throughout the 2013-2014 season, there will be five concerts that exemplify the rich heritage of Hawai'i. Come relax as the Lim Family Generations, Teresa Bright, The Makaha Sons, Hi’ikua... More

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
 Cheryl Boone Isaacs

Film publicity executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs '71 was elected president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science by the organization's board of governors on Tuesday night, becoming the first African American woman to head the Academy.  A... More

Monday, July 29, 2013
James L. Ash

James L. Ash, Jr., former president of Whittier College (1989 - 1999) died last week following a battle with cancer. Hired at a pivotal time in the institution's history, Ash was 43 when he assumed his post as the 12th president of Whittier College... More

Monday, July 15, 2013

Whittier College named 199 undergraduate students to the Spring 2013 Dean's List. Students' academic accomplishments have been noted in hometown newspapers across the country including:  Bend Bulletin (Oregon), Nevada Appeal, Navato Patch, The... More

Monday, July 15, 2013
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014

Whittier College has been included in the 2014 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges, which features 300 of the "best and most interesting" colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, and Great Britain.  Compiled by former New York Times ... More

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