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Mashi: The Story of Masanori Murakami

Masanori "Mashi" MurakamiWitty, engaging, and incredibly entertaining, Masanori "Mashi" Murakami shared with the Whittier community his anecdotes from his time as a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants in the mid-1960s. Murakami spoke at Villalobos Hall in front of a crowd of approximately 100 attendees. The event is the first speaker series hosted by the College's Institute for Baseball Studies.

Incoming First Year Student Lilly Grossman Knows No Boundaries

La Jolla, California native, Lilly Grossman,  has written a self-published novel, has been honored by the White House for her student film, worked as the features editor of her high school newspaper, and was homecoming queen. Disabled since birth, Grossman doesn't let a gene mutation slow her down.

Her parents told the Los Angeles Times last year, it wasn't clear that Lilly, now 18, would live long enough to graduate and look ahead to college.

But in the fall, she will be attending Whittier College. 

Whittier College Speaker in the News: Masanori Murakami

Masanori Murakami​Masanori Murakami, the first Japanese baseball player to pitch in the American Major Leagues for the San Francisco Giants more than 50 years ago, is on a nationwide book tour this summer. Accompanied by  urban archaeologist, Robert Fitts who is the author of “Mashi: The Unfulfilled Baseball Dreams of Masanori Murakami, the First Japanese Major Leaguer,” Murakami will be in the Los Angeles area July 6-7. 

Japan's First Major League Player to Speak at Whittier College

Murakami Event​Masanori "Mashi" Murakami, the first player from Japan to play Major League Baseball will be visiting Whittier College to discuss his new biography. The College's Institute for Baseball Studies will host this public event on July 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Villalobos Hall.

Rebecca Lybrand '07: The Top Three Things I Learned as a Science Student at Whittier

Rebecca LybrandRebecca Lybrand '07 is committed to science education and outreach. A biology major while at Whittier College, she went on to earn her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in soil, water and environmental science, and completed several fellowships focused on improving her science communication skills.