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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Department of Homeland Security

Since the intentional distribution of anthrax spores (Bacillus anthracis) through the U.S. postal system in 2001, the prospect of bioterrorism in food, water, and agriculture has identified critical needs in prevention, protection, and mitigation... More

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Latino graduates

Whittier College has been named as one of the nation’s Top 50 Colleges for Hispanic Students by BestColleges.com. Whittier was ranked as number four in a list that includes many other top public and private institutions of higher learning. According... More

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Preofessor Seamus Lagan and Professor David Paddy

​From "lights up!" to curtain call, Professor Gil Gonzalez thrives on working in every aspect of the theatre. During his nine-year tenure at Whittier, he has directed about a dozen student plays, all the while continuing to take advantage of the... More

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ralph Kingsbury

Meet the Kingsburys, whose family ties to Whittier College began 80 years ago. The storyline begins with grandfather Ralph Kingsbury, who graduated from Whittier in 1933. He was succeeded by his daughter Kathleen Kingsbury Dobrzycki ’64, niece... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Whittier Tells Funnies (WTF)

Club 88 is roaring with laughter. The audience is watching Amleigh Hoffine ’16 practically drag herself onstage. “I have c-c-cold!” She yells. As her husband played by Ben Thompson ’14, turns to her. Meanwhile, Sam Woehl ’15 mimics ice skating... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Brazil, fifth largest country and the seventh largest economy in the world, flows with cultural, entrepreneurial, and ecological diversity from the bay of Rio de Janeiro to the Amazon. Taking advantage of this distinct setting, Professor of Business... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Mike Garabedian Whittier College Librarian

​Whittier College Librarian Mike Garabedian ’98 was pursuing a Ph.D in literature at Northwestern University with the intention of becoming a professor when the idea first hit him that librarianship might be “a pretty cool gig.” “I think you’d be... More

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Longtime Whittier College Trustee Ruth B. Shannon was recently honored as an influential activist during the “Women in Scouting” Gala Dinner, a benefit hosted by the Los Angeles Area Council and San Gabriel Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of... More

Monday, October 6, 2014
William Hougan

In 1970, President Richard M. Nixon '34 signed into law the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act (CDAPCA), a revolutionary statute that initiated America’s “War on Drugs.” More than 40 years later, political science and history double... More

Monday, October 6, 2014
Pitts Family Foundation

​A $50,000 grant from the Pitts Family Foundation, aimed to fund opportunities for semester or short-term study abroad, will now offer financial assistance to qualifying African American students from Whittier who would like to participate in an... More

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