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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Matt Symes playing lacrosse at Whittier College.

Former Whittier College Men's Lacrosse Midfielder Matt Symes '16 has been drafted by the Calgary Roughnecks Lacrosse Club in the 2016 National Lacrosse League (NLL) draft. The draft was held Monday evening in Oakville, Ontario. Symes was the... More

Friday, September 23, 2016
Bryceton Scurr and another student study in the Science & Learning Center colloquia

Location, location, location. This may still ring true for real estate, but location is no longer a barrier for internship opportunities. Virtual internships are the wave of the future – and Hawaii native Bryceton Scurr ’19 is riding that wave as... More

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Evening photograph of Wardman Library at Whittier College

With fall officially here, aspiring college students are thinking about which schools to apply to—and Whittier College fared well in a new ranking from College Choice. This week, the independent online publication recognized Whittier College for... More

Monday, September 19, 2016
Wendy Furman Adams, Milton, Literature, Eve, English

Professor of English Wendy Furman-Adams presented the opening keynote speech for The Afterlives of Eve, a conference that dealt with Eve in art, literature, theology, Islamic Studies, quantitative biology- from Genesis to Ursula Le Guinn and... More

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Artist's impression of Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri

There could be a habitable planet in the star system closest to our own, a discovery owed in part to a Whittier College physics graduate. Chris Marvin ’09 recently co-authored a paper, published last month in the scientific journal Nature, about... More

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Whittier College, US News Rankings

Whittier College continues to rank among the most diverse liberal arts colleges according to the 2017 U.S. News and World Report released today. With 43 percent of its students hailing from traditionally under-represented groups, Whittier College ... More

Monday, September 12, 2016
Jenny Guerra, Whittier College, Office of Equity and Inclusion

Jenny Guerra, an advocate for social justice and strong supporter of access to higher education, was named the new director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and Ortiz Programs, formerly known as Whittier College's Cultural Center.  ... More

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Whittier College, Move In Day, Class of 2020

On a cool September morning, Whittier College welcomed 430 first-year and 70 transfer students, who arrived on campus for the start of New Student Orientation. Classes for all undergraduates begin September 7. This first-year class represents 29... More

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer

Professor of Spanish Gustavo Geirola studied Mexican culture in his years as a doctorate student and remembers musical and cultural icon Juan Gabriel. Geirola's academic interests include Spanish and Latin American Literature, Theatre, Cinema,... More

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Josh Hartman, Associate Dean of Students

Josh Hartman, Whittier College's new associate dean of students, has been passionately working this summer to be ready to welcome students back in the fall. Between projects such as the Ettinger Lounge renovation, updating the student code of... More

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