News (main)

Poet Basketball Celebrates Centennial with Reunion and Win Over Cal Tech

Men's Basketball CentennialIn honor of their 100th season, the Poet men’s basketball team hosted 100 Poet alumni back on campus to be part of the Centennial Celebration held at the Graham Athletics Center (GAC) on February 13. As part of the activities, fellow Poets and former teammates took part in a special luncheon where they reminisced about their time with the basketball team and shared stories with new and old friends.

Creating Classroom Buzz in the Age of Common Core

Associate Professor of Education Ivannia Soto has co-authored the article "Creating Classroom Buzz" published in the February issue of Language Magazine where she and co-authors Whittier College Adjunct Professor Kent Besocke and South El Monte High School English teacher Danny Magaña explore academic oral-language development and literacy in English Language Learners.

High-Tech Happy Hour + Presentations


Join us for our another evening of presentations and discussion about technology in the classroom, featuring information from Whittier College Faculty and recipients of DigLibArts grants. 


Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

art + feminism header

“Art+Feminism is a rhizomatic campaign to improve coverage of women & the arts on Wikipedia, & to encourage female editorship.” – Art + Feminism

Guest Lecture: Angel David Nieves

Angel David Nieves header

Join DigLibArts and Whittier College as we welcome Angel David Nieves (Associate Professor & Co-Director, Digital Humanities initiative, Research Associate Professor, History Department, WITS at Hamilton College) for his talk, entitled, “Geospatial Visualizations of Testimony: Developing a Social Justice Platform for Digital Humanities.”

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.