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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Mago Latif memorial

Early in the spring semester, Whittier College was rocked with the passing of one of its own, Sophomore Margo Latif, a bright young woman with tremendous promise. Soon after the news was known on campus, students organized a candlelight vigil... More

Thursday, February 11, 2016

It is our deep regret to inform you that on Thursday, February 11 a student death was reported in Johnson Hall. There is no known threat to the campus community. We ask that non-residents of Johnson stay clear of the area while the Whittier Police... More

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Bach Festival, harpsichord

Whittier College’s signature event is the oldest collegiate Bach Festival west of the Mississippi Classical music enthusiasts are invited to Whittier College’s 79th Annual Bach Festival on April 1-3 with several performances taking place at the... More

Monday, February 8, 2016
Hazard Adams

More than 4,500 literary volumes, including the first edition of titles from Robert Frost, William Carlos Williams, and T.S. Eliot were recently donated to Whittier College by distinguished professor and literary critic Dr. Hazard S. Adams, father... More

Friday, February 5, 2016
Teach In Islamophobia

by Assistant Professor of Religion Irfana Hashmi Last fall I surprised students in my Islam class when I mentioned that the first historical record of a Muslim in North America was 1528; “”how could that be,” they asked, shaking their heads in... More

Thursday, February 4, 2016
samantha vega, whittier college student

Samantha Vega ’18 was recently named a recipient of the student-caregiver scholarship. She was among over 1,400 student-caregivers who applied for the grant in the fall of 2015. Based on a compelling 1,500-word essay on caring for her... More

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Swimming and Diving

Whittier College men's and women's swimming and diving teams earned Academic All-American honors from the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) by achieving a grade point average of 3.0 or higher during the fall semester of 2015... More

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Andrea Rehn

Associate Professor of English and Director of Digital Liberal Arts (DigLibArts,) Andrea Rehn recently presented at the Association of American Colleges and Universities' 2016 Annual Meeting #AACU16.  One of her presentations entitled "Playing... More

Monday, February 1, 2016
Radha Pathak, Whittier Law School Professor

In a recent case before the Supreme Court, tenured Whittier Law School Professor Radha Pathak scored a victory as lead pro bono counsel. Professor Pathak is also Of Counsel to Stris & Maher LLP, a premier litigation and appellate boutique.... More