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Monday, September 12, 2016
Jenny Guerra, Whittier College, Office of Equity and Inclusion

Jenny Guerra, an advocate for social justice and strong supporter of access to higher education, was named the new director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) and Ortiz Programs, formerly known as Whittier College's Cultural Center.  ... More

Sunday, September 4, 2016
Whittier College, Move In Day, Class of 2020

On a cool September morning, Whittier College welcomed 430 first-year and 70 transfer students, who arrived on campus for the start of New Student Orientation. Classes for all undergraduates begin September 7. This first-year class represents 29... More

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Whittier College President’s Convocation Address by Sharon Herzberger September 4, 2016 New students, parents, grandparents, sisters and brothers, and all the friends and relatives gathered here tonight, let me add my welcome to those of... More

Thursday, September 1, 2016

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
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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
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Whittier College will significantly expand two of its largest majors thanks to a $250,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The project is designed to integrate humanities within the curriculum of the business administration and... More