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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Students from Whittier College's Theatre Department, led by professors Jennifer Holmes, Gustavo Geirola, and Doreen O'Connor Gomez, participated in the III International Theatre Festival in Barranquilla, Colombia.  The students performed Lorca in a... More

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

California State Senator Tony Strickland used to tear up the basketball court when he was a player for the Poets. Now, the 6' 5" Whittier alumnus towers more often in the Sacramento capital than on the court, though he's had the opportunity of late... More

Monday, April 20, 2009

During the 2009 Spring Honors Convocation dozens of Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS Rhodes Scholarship... More

Monday, April 6, 2009

Professor Laura McEnaney, Nadine Austin Wood Chair in American History, has been awarded a George A. and Eliza Gardner Howard Foundation Fellowship for her post-World War II project entitled "Postwar: A Social and Policy History of Peace, 1944-1953... More

Monday, April 6, 2009

College Trustee and devoted alumna Allie (Darling) Lowe '37 died this weekend in her home in Whittier. Lowe graduated from Whittier with a degree in American History and was a member of the Thalian Society. As an alumna, she established an endowed... More

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Award-winning children’s book author Gennifer Choldenko will be the keynote speaker at the 2010 Whittier College Children’s Literature Conference. Choldenko is the author of popular children’s books such as Notes From a Liar and Her Dog and Al... More

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

In these economic times, Whittier College is trying to impress upon its community the value of a liberal arts education. With this in mind, Whittier decided to send College President Sharon Herzberger to see what this educational experience is all... More

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More than 50 Whittier College students are partnering with local fitness expert Michael Seril to show a group of 200 overweight grade schoolers the joys of being physically active. This is part of the Advocating Children's Fitness Fair that will... More

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Announced today, Dr. Charlotte G. Borst has been appointed Whittier College's next Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, effective July 1, 2009. Borst will succeed the current dean, Susan Gotsch, who has been at Whittier for seven... More

Monday, March 16, 2009

According to an article in La Opinion, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis will face challenges balancing her strong ties with labor unions and her new duties at Labor Secretary. Economics professor Geetha Rajaram commented in the Spanish-language... More

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