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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Josh Hartman, Associate Dean of Students

Josh Hartman, Whittier College's new associate dean of students, has been passionately working this summer to be ready to welcome students back in the fall. Between projects such as the Ettinger Lounge renovation, updating the student code of... More

Thursday, September 1, 2016
Juan Gabriel, Mexican singer

Professor of Spanish Gustavo Geirola studied Mexican culture in his years as a doctorate student and remembers musical and cultural icon Juan Gabriel. Geirola's academic interests include Spanish and Latin American Literature, Theatre, Cinema,... More

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Best Colleges, Princeton Review

Whittier College is listed as one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. Whittier is featured as one of the best 381 colleges and universities in the 2017 edition of the flagship college... More

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Washington Post logo

Searching and choosing the right college is exciting for students and families, but it can also be daunting. The Washington Post interviewed dozens of admission officers, including Whittier College's Director of Admission Janine Bissic '08, to ask... More

Monday, August 29, 2016
Natale Zappia, Associate Professor of History

Associate Professor of History Natale “Nat” Zappia has been named Whittier College’s new Nadine Austin Wood Chair in American History. In this role, Zappia looks forward to further develop programming at the Sustainable Urban Farm (SUrF) garden,... More

Friday, August 26, 2016
Mellon Foundation monogram

Whittier College will significantly expand two of its largest majors thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project, “Expanding the Whittier College Liberal Arts of Organizational Leadership Program,” is designed to... More

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Ivianna Soto

Educators from across the state of California learned how to close achievement gaps, create equitable learning environments, and help students find their place in the global community, thanks to a conference at Whittier College. At the Second... More

Friday, August 5, 2016
Venezuela, turmoil

Political successions are rarely easy when a charismatic leader dies. This is the case of Hugo Chavez and Venezuela according to Whittier College Professor of Political Science Deborah L. Norden. Plagued by 500% inflation, declining oil prices,... More

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Cheryl Boone Isaacs '71 was re-elected Tuesday to her fourth and final term as president of the Oscar-granting Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). The academy's rules dictate that presidents cannot serve more than four... More

Friday, July 29, 2016
Whittier College baseball

Whittier College's baseball program continues its tradition of academic excellence and has been recognized with a 2015-16 Team Academic Excellence Award by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA.) In order to receive this award, the Poet... More