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Boone Isaacs '71 Re-elected President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Whittier College Alumna, Ampas, OscarsFilm marketing executive Cheryl Boone Isaacs '71 has been re-elected as the President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) for a third term. For the past two years, she has worked to help diversify the Academy, the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of more than 7,000 men and women working in cinema. 

Major League Baseball Chats with Professor of Religion Joe Price

Joe Price, Whittier College, Institute for Baseball StudiesMichael Clair from Major League Baseball's Cut4 blog recently visited the Institute for Baseball Studies and sat down with Professor of Religious Studies Joe Price to talk about the history and mission of the Institute, past Institute events, and Price's research interest in religion and baseball.

Price also commented on the upcoming courses he will teach related to baseball.

The Institute for Baseball Studies Receives Major Donation

Negro Leagues, Baseball, Memorabilia, Whittier College, Institute for Baseball StudiesWhittier College's Institute for Baseball Studies received a major donation of memorabilia from the Negro Leagues.  The collection includes more than 300 baseballs signed by Negro Leagues' players, as well as signed photographs and postcards, statues and figurines, and a variety of ephemera. 

The Unexpected Outcomes of Restorative Justice

Lind Biehl, Whittier College Alumna, Social JusticeAmerican Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, daughter of alumni Linda '65 and Peter '65 Biehl, was killed in South Africa in 1993 in a country under incredible racial tension due to its history with apartheid.

Whittier's Rocking Students: Collin McDowell '16

Umbrella Movement, Hong Kong, ProtestsCollin McDowell ’16 has found a perfect combination that satisfies his thirst for knowledge in political science and also nurtures his creative side. “Humans are shaped by the stories we tell, and there are few areas where that is more evident than in my two majors of political science and theater,” said McDowell.

Alumnus Represents Mexico In Pan American Games

Luis Ibarra, Whittier College alumnus, Track and Field, Pan American GamesLuis Ibarra ’02, former Poet runner and coach represented Mexico in the Pan American Games where more than 7,000 athletes from more than 41 delegations are competing in Toronto, Canada. Ibarra came in 6th in the men's steeplechase final.