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Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Linda Biehl, Whittier College Alumna

American Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, daughter of alumni Linda '65 and Peter '65 Biehl, was killed in South Africa in 1993 in a country under incredible racial tension due to its history with apartheid. In 1998, the four men involved in Amy's... More

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Collin McDowell, Whittier College, Undergraduate Fellowship, Political Science Research

Collin McDowell ’16 has found a perfect combination that satisfies his thirst for knowledge in political science and also nurtures his creative side. “Humans are shaped by the stories we tell, and there are few areas where that is more evident... More

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Whittier College Alumna, Rabbi Michal Loving, Temple Beth Orr, Coral Springs, Florida

Michal (Merraro) Loving '02  joined Temple Beth Orr of Coral Springs in South Florida as the synagogue’s first female rabbi. Rabbi Loving was ordained by the Reform Jewish seminary, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), in... More

Thursday, July 23, 2015
M. Rene Islas, Whittier College Alumnus, National Association for Gifted Children

Education is the family business for M. Rene Islas '00. His grandfather served as a distinguished teacher and principal in various schools in Nogales, Arizona, his aunts and uncles are teachers and administrators in Arizona public schools, and his... More

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Dominique Simmons, Whittier College, Class of 2010

Dominique Simmons ’10 is member of a team of researchers at the University of California at Riverside who are developing a video game that may rehabilitate auditory dysfunction in veterans. Auditory dysfunction, different from external hearing... More

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Laura Martinez, Whittier College Alumna, East Palo Alto Mayor

Laura Martinez ’06 was appointed in March 2015 to the board of trustees of the Sequoia Union School District, with unanimous approval over five other candidates. She previously served on the East Palo Alto City Council where she was the first... More

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Luis Ibarra, Track and Field, Whittier College Alumnus, Pan American Games

Luis Ibarra ’02, former Poet runner and coach represented Mexico in the Pan American Games where more than 7,000 athletes from more than 41 delegations are competing in Toronto, Canada. Ibarra came in 6th in the men's steeplechase final. Ibarra... More

Monday, July 20, 2015
Whittier College President, Sharon Herzberger

In the wake of the challenges that Sweet Briar College faced as a small liberal arts college on the brink of closing its doors, the publication University Business interviewed several college presidents, including Whittier College's Sharon... More

Monday, July 20, 2015
Whittier College, Men's Water Polo, USA Today Ranking

Whittier College was included in College Factual's list of U.S. Best Colleges for Men's Water Polo as reported by USA Today. The College ranks at #21 among the top schools that compete in NCAA's Division I, II, and III that provide a quality... More

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Professor Joe Price

Professor of Religion Joe Price was included in a recent Washington Post article about the connection between Serena Williams’ professional tennis career and her faith as a Jehovah’s Witness. Despite her faith discouraging members from competitive... More