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Equity and Academic Language Access for English Language Learners

Education Week logoAssociate Professor of Education Ivannia Soto has devoted her professional career to ensuring that immigrant children receive the same challenging academic experiences and meet the same achievement standards as their English-speaking peers. Her work focuses on language acquisition, systemic reform for English Language Learners (ELLs) and urban education.

Poet Athletics Welcomes New Coaches

Lance Franey, Golf CoachTwo newcomers to Whittier College as well as one familiar face will take on head coaching positions for the Purple and Gold starting in the 2016-17 season.

Alumnus Honored With USA's Track and Field Legend Coach Award

Coach Tom Tellez, Class of 1955, USATF Legend Coach AwardIn recognition of his significant contribution to American track and field, alumnus Tom Tellez '55 received the USA Track and Field (USATF) Legend Coach Award on July 2 during a ceremony held at the U.S. Olympic Trials, in Eugene, Ore.

Coming Fall 2016: The New and Improved Ettinger Lounge

Renovated Ettinger Student LoungeWhittier College students will discover this fall a renovated space on campus that will become their home-away-from-home. A place where students can hang out with friends, enjoy their lunch in a dining area, or soak in the southern California weather in the revitalized outdoor lounge areas. 

Miguel Santana '91 Leading the Fight Against Homelessness in Los Angeles

Miguel SantanaAlumnus Miguel Santana ’91 has surpassed the expectations of his job as Los Angeles City Administrative Officer (CAO), and has inserted himself into the discussion of other key city issues.

Stepping out of the CAO’s traditional role, Santana has become a prominent voice for new taxes to support his $1.8-billion homelessness plan.

YouTube Star Cassey Ho '09 Opens Up About Struggles

Rosanna Pansino and Cassey Ho at the VidCon panel in Anaheim.Alumna and fitness guru Cassey Ho '09 opened up about the struggles she faced on her journey to YouTube stardom.

Ho hosts a fitness video blog or "vlog", Blogilates, on YouTube and tweets her fans about her latest blog posts and other fitness tips. She now boasts more than 3.1 million subscribers to her YouTube channel—but not everyone was supportive of her.