Religious Studies Latest News

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Baseball

Whittier College will be the home of the Institute for Baseball Studies, the first humanities-based research center of its kind associated with a college or university in the United States. The Institute is a partnership between Pasadena-based... More

Friday, September 26, 2014
President Sharon Herzberger, Ariella Greene (JSU), Joshua Magana (Christian Poets), Nayely Limon (Newman Club), and Andrianna Martinez (Asst Director of the Cultural Center) with Gandhi as the role model for interfaith understanding.

By Hallie Gayle '15 President Sharon Herzberger, Assistant Director of the Cultural Center Adrianna Martinez and Whittier faith-based club representatives Joshua Magana (Christian Poets), Ariella Green (Jewish Student Union), and Nayely Limon (... More

Thursday, September 11, 2014
US News and World Report

Once again, Whittier College has been named one of the top national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report and the Washington Monthly, among others, in the annual college rankings roundtable.   Of note, the U.S. News' 2015 Best Colleges... More

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Professor of Religious Studies Joseph Price’s article, “Oh God, Please Let My Team Win. Please. Amen,” was published in Sightings by the University of Chicago Divinity School’s Martin Marty Center. In his article, Price discussed the ways in which... More

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Whittier College has named 229 undergraduate students to the Spring 2014 Dean's List. Undergraduate students are awarded Dean's List honors if he or she earns a 3.70 grade point average (GPA) while completing a full-time course load (12 units) in... More

Friday, May 16, 2014
Fr. Greg Boyle

Seated under a brilliantly sunny sky in Whittier College's Memorial Stadium, the nearly 450 members of the class of 2014 listened attentively as humanitarian Jesuit Priest Father Gregory J. Boyle entreated them to not only “promote” justice with... More

Monday, April 21, 2014
2014 Honors Conovcation Attendees

More than 100 Whittier College students were bestowed with various honors from departments and college heads for their dedication to academics and service at the 2014 Honors Convocation. Click here to see a full list of student honorees and here to... More

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Father Greg Boyle

Humanitarian Jesuit Priest Father Gregory Boyle will give the keynote address at Whittier College's 111th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 16, 9 a.m. in Memorial Stadium on the Whittier College campus. During the event, at which approximately... More

Friday, March 7, 2014
New York Times

Professor of Religious Studies Joseph Price shared his expertise on the intersection between sports and religion in a recent New York Times feature story.  The article focused the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder's practice of having  prayer before games... More

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Professors Marie-Magdeleine Chirol and Jake Carbine have recently been appointed as the Hazel Cooper Jordan Chair in Arts and Humanities and the C. Milo Connick Professor of Religious Studies Chair, respectively.These appointments recognize the... More

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