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Friday, October 14, 2016
Poster from 'The Good Person of Sichuan'

How can people remain good in a corrupt and desperate world? That's the question posed by The Good Person of Sichuan, the upcoming Whittier College student play at The Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts, running from Oct. 20-23. ... More

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger addresses the audience at the grand opening of the newly renovated Science & Learning Center.

Whittier College welcomed hundreds of members of the Poet community to dedicate the newly renovated Science & Learning Center (SLC). President Sharon Herzberger was joined by a member of the Whittier City Council, senior staff, faculty,... More

Thursday, May 19, 2016
O Henry Prize, Joe Donnelly

Visiting assistant professor Joe Donnelly’s short story “Bonus Baby” has been selected for inclusion in the O. Henry Prize Stories Collection 2016. The O. Henry Prize recognizes 20 of the best short stories of the year, selected from thousands... More

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
2016 Honors Convocation

More than 100 Whittier College students were recognized for their dedication to academics, service, and leadership at the 2016 Spring Honors Convocation held at the Graham Athletics Center last month. The event acknowledged graduate and... More

Friday, May 6, 2016
Joyce Kaufman, Nerhood Award 2016

Joyce Kaufman has sparked intellectual dialogue about political science in her Whittier College classrooms for more than 30 years. She's inspired students with her passion, cultivated dedicated scholars through her curriculum, and served as a role... More

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Whittier College's 2016 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (URSCA) Presentation Day highlighted the quality undergraduate research produced by Whittier students. The all-day conference included simultaneous poster... More

Monday, January 11, 2016
Puerto Rico

The study abroad experience has long been a hallmark of the liberal arts curriculum and a rite of passage for many American undergraduates. In addition to the traditional semester-long experience, Whittier College offers student the opportunity to... More

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Preview Day

Coinciding with the College's Whittier Weekend festivities, the Office of Admission and Financial Aid hosted their annual Whittier Preview Day, one of their signature on-campus events. Approximately 300 high school students and guests visited... More

Monday, October 19, 2015
Joe Donnelly, Whittier Faculty, Journalism

From writing a profile on Sean Penn at the height of his dissidence over Iraq and the policies of former President George W. Bush, to writing a feature story about OR7, the first wild wolf spotted in California in more than 90 years, new Visiting... More

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Whittier College, Title V Grant

The award will significantly increase the College’s capacity for STEM learning and research The Department of Education’s Title V, Hispanic-Serving Institutions Program has awarded Whittier College a $2.6M grant to enhance STEM (Science,... More