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Monday, March 31, 2014
Joy Harjo

Whittier College will celebrate the literary works of notable writers and artists during the 2014 Writers Festival. This year’s slate includes award winning authors Jennifer Clement, Ismet Prcic, Joy Harjo, Ron Carlson, and Grammy award winning... More

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Beasts in the Apartment

English professor Tony Barnstone has published a new book of poems, Beast in the Apartment. The book is divided into five sections that include narrative poems and traditional sonnets.  According to the New York Journal of Books, "This collection... More

Monday, November 25, 2013

Whittier College welcomed more than 1,100 scholars from colleges and universities from throughout the region for the 2013 Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR), Change the World: Participate, Innovate, Illuminate, this... More

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Albert Upton Professor and Chair of English Tony Barnstone is featured in a new Poetry.LA interview series hosted by former Whittier lecturer Mariano Zaro. The series features noted poets of the Los Angeles area and beyond. Click  here to watch the... More

Monday, September 2, 2013

They're here.  The Class of 2017 descended on the Poet campus Sunday, marking the start of their undergraduate stay at Whittier College. Hauling luggage, boxes, mini-fridges, economy-size boxes of goldfish crackers, and other must-have items,... More

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hailing from 21 states across the U.S. and 19 countries around the globe, the 450 newest members of the Poet Family will be arriving to Whittier on September 1 for their official welcome to campus at Orientation.  Here, we take a closer look at the... More

Monday, August 5, 2013

At the base of Griffith Park's rolling hills and above a makeshift stage, Angelenos looked on - from their lawn chairs and blankets - as actors from the Independent Shakespeare Company brought the literary tragedy Macbeth to life as part of LA's ... More

Monday, July 15, 2013

Whittier College named 199 undergraduate students to the Spring 2013 Dean's List. Students' academic accomplishments have been noted in hometown newspapers across the country including:  Bend Bulletin (Oregon), Nevada Appeal, Navato Patch, The... More

Friday, June 7, 2013

Former child actress Andrea Barber ’99 made a recent appearance on the daytime talk show hosted by Katie Couric. The episode, which focused on where child stars are now, featured a number of former child actors including Candace Cameron Bure, Barber... More

Saturday, May 11, 2013
2013 Latino Graduates Ceremony

The 12th Annual Latino Graduates Celebration kicked off 2013 Commencement Week activities, with more than 60 Whittier College students donning the traditional cap-and-gown to be formally recognized by President Sharon Herzberger on the stage of the... More

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