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New Student Convocation

Sean Morris, associate professor of English, will welcome this year's new students with an address focusing on the liberal arts at Whittier College. A dessert reception in the Campus Center Courtyard will follow the convocation.

President Herzberger Addresses the Class of 2020

Whittier College President’s Convocation Address
by Sharon Herzberger
September 4, 2016

New students, parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers, and all the friends and relatives gathered here tonight, let me add my welcome to those of others. Today, new Poets, you have matriculated into a college founded in 1887, almost 130 years ago. Our founders established this new institution with a set of principles and values that continue to guide us today and that will be important to you throughout your time on this campus.   

Juan Gabriel Leaves Lasting Legacy in Latin American Culture

Juan Gabriel, Mexican singerProfessor of Spanish Gustavo Geirola studied Mexican culture in his years as a doctorate student and remembers musical and cultural icon Juan Gabriel. Geirola's academic interests include Spanish and Latin American Literature, Theatre, Cinema, Television, Popular Culture; Gay and Lesbian Studies, Semiotics, and Psychoanalysis.

Whittier College Featured in 2017 Princeton Review's Best 381 Colleges

Best Colleges, Princeton ReviewWhittier College is listed as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Whittier is featured as one of the best 381 colleges and universities in the 2017 edition of the flagship college guide.

Equity and Academic Language Take Center Stage at Conference

Attendees of the Second Annual Equity and Academic Language Conference at Whittier CollegeEducators from across the state of California learned how to close achievement gaps, create equitable learning environments, and help students find their place in the global community, thanks to a conference at Whittier College.

Kaufman Chairs Session in Scotland

Professor of Political Science Joyce Kaufman participated in the Annual Meeting of the British International Studies Association in Edinburgh, Scotland this summer. 

At the conference, Kaufman chaired a session titled “A Reexamination of Gender and Post-Conflict Transformation: Issues of Change and Continuity,” which included a number of the women she had worked with as part of a recent grant from the United States Institute of Peace on post-conflict transformation issues.  

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