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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.

Laura Martinez '06 Serves Her Community

Laura Martinez, Whittier College Alumna, East Palo Alto MayorLaura Martinez ’06 was appointed in March 2015 to the board of trustees of the Sequoia Union School District, with unanimous approval over five other candidates.

Alumna Researches Auditory Dysfunction in Veterans

Dominique Simmons, Whittier College alumnaDominique Simmons ’10 is member of a team of researchers at the University of California at Riverside who are developing a video game that may rehabilitate auditory dysfunction in veterans.

Whittier College Ranks as a Top College For Men's Water Polo

Whittier College, Mens Water Polo, USA Today RankingWhittier College was included in College Factual's list of U.S. Best Colleges for Men's Water Polo as reported by USA Today.

The College ranks at #21 among the top schools that compete in NCAA's Division I, II, and III that provide a quality education and the highest level of men's water polo programs. 

President Herzberger Comments on Challenges and Opportunities for Liberal Arts Colleges

Whittier College President, Sharon HerzbergerIn the wake of the challenges that Sweet Briar College faced as a small liberal arts college on the brink of closing its doors, the publication University Business interviewed several college presidents, including Whittier College's Sharon Herzberger, to get their take on how they are facing and overcoming challenges in enrollment, fundraising, and other key financial indicators.

Greenleaf Slam: An Undergraduate Research Conference

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Join Whittier College's DigLibArts and the Student Technology Liaisons for the first ever undergraduate Greenleaf Slam! The goal of the Slam is to combine the best features of traditional academic venues like lectures and roundtables with the free-flowing and participatory focus of the digital presentations and unique formats in discussing the work of undergraduates. The format will be flexible, depending on the submissions received.

The Amy Biehl Story: the Unexpected Legacy of Restorative Justice

Linda Biehl, the co-founder of the Amy Biehl Foundation, will facilitate a dialogue with Ntobeko Peni, one of the men who played a role in her daughter Amy's death. Recounting his journey as a young man in post-Apartheid South Africa to an adult working to spread Amy's legacy of hope and love throughout their community, Ntobeko's story is a testament to unexpected outcomes of restorative justice.Biehl Event flyer