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Tuesday, Apr 01

Whittier College Professor Patricia Van Oosbree is the recipient of the 2008 Nerhood Award. Named for Professor Harry W. Nerhood, Professor Emeritus of History, the award recognizes overall excellence in teaching. Van Oosbree teaches in the... More

Monday, Mar 24

Los Angeles Times' Column One looks at the city of Whittier's growing Latino community. Whittier College Professor Dan Duran and Trustee Ruth B. Shannon comment on this trend. To read more in the Los Angeles Times, click here.

Friday, Mar 21

Evoking Quaker beliefs, Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger gave the morning prayer for the city, state and nation during the Mayor's Annual Prayer Breakfast. "The Quakers used silence to listen to disparate voices and search for... More

Wednesday, Mar 19

Sen. Barack Obama's speech, responding to criticism of his relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, touched on controversial issues regarding race, religion, and politics that had not been at the forefront of his campaign. The speech urged Americans... More

Thursday, Mar 13

A team of four from Whittier College will be among eight college and university student teams selected to compete in the first annual "Know Your Heritage: Hispanic College Quiz" game show series, which will be hosted by NBC news anchor Zoraida... More

Tuesday, Mar 11

This month, Doreen O'Connor-Gómez, professor of Spanish, is covering miles while delivering the results of recent research. On March 8, she traveled to Florida International University to present the paper "La guinda de la mierda: Immigration and... More

Friday, Mar 07

"Please use your liberty to promote ours." This was the message expressed by Burmese activist, Ko Pyay, during a forum designed to foster awareness of current political activism in Burma. The event held in Whittier College's Memorial Chapel was co-... More

Thursday, Mar 06

The Nixon Fellowship program is taking full advantage of the 2008 presidential election year hubbub to bring exciting new opportunities to Whittier College students. The newly selected Nixon Fellows will attend the Republican and Democratic National... More

Thursday, Mar 06

Alanoud Al-Sharekh, visiting Fulbright scholar and specialist in Middle Eastern feminist literature, hopes that through open dialogue and the sharing of her own experiences living in the region, she can help dispel some of the myths and hype that... More

Thursday, Mar 06

Alanoud Al-Sharekh, visiting Fulbright scholar and specialist in Middle Eastern feminist literature, has joined the Whittier College faculty this spring, teaching classes on topics such as gender politics and Islam for the Department of Religious... More