News & Events

Friday, January 30, 2009

 First-year student Adrian Gonzales was the first place winner of the 8th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and Oratorical Contest at Whittier College. The annual event honors the life and legacy of Dr. King and seeks to inspire students to... More

Thursday, January 29, 2009

January 28, 2009 Press Release Whittier College has decided to withdraw its request from the City of Whittier to demolish Gilford Hall, a 100-year old building that had served as a mailroom for more than 40 years. Razing the building would allow the... More

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Joining young people across the nation, Whittier College Poets gathered for a public viewing of the 44th Presidential Inauguration in the Ettinger Student Lounge. The viewing was followed by a brief presentation on the significance of the day's... More

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Devoted alumnus Chester "Chet" McCloskey '40, founder of chemical manufacturing company Norac, Inc., died January 15 at the age of 90. Throughout his life, McCloskey had been a generous alumnus and in 2009, he and his wife established the McCloskey... More

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Martin Ortiz '48, who served Whittier College for more than 40 years and who founded and directed Whittier College's Center of Mexican American Affairs, died yesterday afternoon. Ortiz' dedication to bettering the lives of students and to... More

Monday, January 12, 2009

Today, Whittier College hosted a delegation of Chinese officials led by the Hon. Xu Jialu, vice chairman of the National People's Congress of China. Vice Chairman Xu is visiting the United States to deliver a series of lectures and develop further... More

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Whittier College Richard M. Nixon Fellowship program is taking full advantage of the 2008 presidential election year to bring new learning opportunities to Whittier College students. Among the five awarded fellowships for the 2008-09 year, two... More

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees Carl L. Randolph, Jr. '43 passed away on January 3, 2009, near his home in Seattle, Washington. Randolph earned a B.A. in chemistry from Whittier College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry from USC. Given... More

Monday, December 22, 2008
Buddhist Grand Master Honored by Whittier College

The Venerable Grand Master Hsing Yun, head of one of the largest Buddhist sects in the world, is the most recent recipient of a Whittier College honorary doctorate of humane letters (L.H.D.). On December 20, a Whittier cohort in full regalia, led by... More

Friday, December 12, 2008
Jenae Davis '12 Wins "Generation Next" Scholarship

In high school, Jenae Nicole Davis '12 was told by her music teacher that she couldn't play the cello. Davis, who was born without a left hand, didn't like that answer. So, with some modifications to her instrument, not only did she learn how to... More

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