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Monday, August 16, 2010
New Whichita Elementary school to be named after el jefe martin ortiz '48

A school board in Wichita, KS, has voted to name a new elementary school, slated to open in 2012, after the late Martin Ortiz, well respected staff member and alumnus. Ortiz, a Wichita native, was the oldest of 12 children. At the age of 13, during... More

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Dr. Overmyer-Velazquez publishes new book that deal with international activism.

Rebecca Overmyer-Velazquez, associate professor of sociology at Whittier College, recently published the book, Folkloric Poverty: Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Mexico (Penn State Press). The book tells the story of an indigenous peoples movement in... More

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Whittier's mens basketball team travels to Costa Rica

As part of their international tour, the Whittier College men's basketball team is in San Jose, Costa Rica this summer. Fans can stay up-to-date through a team blog written by Jake Carter, son of head coach Rock Carter. Here are some excerpts from... More

Sunday, August 1, 2010
Whittier College named a "Best in the West" College by the princeton Review

Whittier College is one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 373 Colleges... More

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Playing to her strengths, aspiring television journalist Yasmin Khorram produced a 60 Minutes style documentary on the 2009 Iranian elections for her Whittier Scholars senior project. Khorram's documentary, So Far Yet So Near: Iranians View Their... More

Thursday, July 22, 2010
Alumnus Michael Muller '01 wins Jeopardy.

Whittier College graduate Michael Muller '01 made his television debut on the popular game show Jeopardy this week. According to Muller, his half-hour stint on one of the longest-running television quiz shows was an event that was years in the... More

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Earlier today, President Sharon Herzberger was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's news magazine, Midmorning, speaking about Whittier College's successful efforts to matriculate and graduate Latino students. According to a new report by the... More

Friday, July 16, 2010
Poet Lacrosse Player Sam Russel '12 Makes his first goal in world games.

Thursday marked the official start of the Lacrosse World Championships being held in Manchester, England. Whittier junior Sam Russell, the second-youngest member of the senior English squad and a "rising star" in England lacrosse, scored one of a... More

Monday, July 12, 2010
ASWC President Gabe Papa goes to the capital.

ASWC president Gabe Papa '11 was one of 13 students selected nationwide for a summer internship with the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS). The goal of the eight-week internship program is for participants to learn... More

Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Whittier College included in the top 10 selling college guide in the U.S..

Whittier College has been included in the 2011 edition of The Fiske Guide to Colleges which features the country's "best and most interesting" colleges and universities. Edward B. Fiske, a 17-year education editor for The New York Times, wrote The... More

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