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Monday, October 10, 2016
Joseph Price

With the Chicago Cubs nearing the World Series, fans are holding their breath to see if the team's so-called curse is about to be lifted. For the Cubs' faithful, there's an overlap between one's devotion to the team and religious devotion—a... More

Friday, October 7, 2016
Homecoming crowd at Whittier Weekend

Whittier College is welcoming hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and families to the annual Whittier Weekend and Homecoming festivities on October 21-23.  The weekend features a plethora of activities, ranging from social to athletic... More

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Visiting Assistant Professor Sara Angevine

How has gender bias factored into Hillary Clinton's bid to become president of the United States? On Tuesday, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science Sara Angevine joined the Berkeley, California-based KPFA's Letters and Politics radio... More

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger addresses the audience at the grand opening of the newly renovated Science & Learning Center.

Whittier College welcomed hundreds of members of the Poet community to dedicate the newly renovated Science & Learning Center (SLC). President Sharon Herzberger was joined by a member of the Whittier City Council, senior staff, faculty,... More

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Matt Symes playing lacrosse at Whittier College.

Former Whittier College Men's Lacrosse Midfielder Matt Symes '16 has been drafted by the Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse Club in the 2016 National Lacrosse League (NLL) draft. The draft was held Monday evening in Oakville, Ontario. Symes was the... More

Friday, September 23, 2016
Bryceton Scurr and another student study in the Science & Learning Center colloquia

Location, location, location. This may still ring true for real estate, but location is no longer a barrier for internship opportunities. Virtual internships are the wave of the future – and Hawaii native Bryceton Scurr ’19 is riding that wave as... More

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Evening photograph of Wardman Library at Whittier College

With fall officially here, aspiring college students are thinking about which schools to apply to—and Whittier College fared well in a new ranking from College Choice. This week, the independent online publication recognized Whittier College for... More

Monday, September 19, 2016
Wendy Furman Adams, Milton, Literature, Eve, English

Professor of English Wendy Furman-Adams presented the opening keynote speech for The Afterlives of Eve, a conference that dealt with Eve in art, literature, theology, Islamic Studies, quantitative biology- from Genesis to Ursula Le Guinn and... More

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Artist's impression of Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri

There could be a habitable planet in the star system closest to our own, a discovery owed in part to a Whittier College physics graduate. Chris Marvin ’09 recently co-authored a paper, published last month in the scientific journal Nature, about... More

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Whittier College, US News Rankings

Whittier College continues to rank among the most diverse liberal arts colleges according to the 2017 U.S. News and World Report released today. With 43 percent of its students hailing from traditionally under-represented groups, Whittier College ... More