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Student Death on Campus

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 Department conducts its investigation.  

Counseling services are available for students, faculty, and staff 24/7 by calling the Department of Campus Safety at 562.907.4211 and asking for the on-call therapist.  

The student's parent has already been notified. Our thoughts and prayers are with the student's loved ones. 

Family Literary Collection Finds New Home at Whittier

Hazard Adams, Whittier College book collectionMore 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 of Whittier College Professor of English Charles S. Adams.

James "Mudcat" Grant Honorary Degree Ceremony

James “Mudcat” Grant, former top Major League Baseball pitcher and advocate for the history of African Americans in baseball will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Whittier College. This ceremony will precede other daytime events and will the kick off the College’s celebration of Black History Month.

Neftalie Williams: History of African American Baseball Players

Presentation by Neftalie Williams, interviewer and photographer of African American baseball players during the first 25 years of integrated baseball in the major leagues.

Over the next few years, it is William's job to interview, record and collect every living African American player from the raging first 25 years of Major League Baseball's racial integration, from 1947-1971. 

He is currently teaching a class at USC on skateboarding and diplomacy.

This event is open to all students and friends of the College. 

Lecture: Negro Leagues History and Artifacts

There will be a discussion about the history and artifacts of the Negro Leagues with Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Kendrick's main responsibilities are to provide effective leadership, management and operations of the NLBM and the development of the future John "Buck" O'Neil education and Research Center. He is in the process of developing a new exhibit on the life and times of Buck O'Neill in recognition of his 100th birthday.

This event is open to all students and friends of the College. 

Hope and Growth Mindset : Starting the Semester Off Right!

If you have ever thought you were not “good at something”, join us for this workshop! You will learn how to recognize and overcome if you have a fixed mindset and move into being a student that uses the growth mindset.

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