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Friday, August 22, 2008

Whittier College psychology professor Chuck Hill provides "sage answers" on why people continue to use hand-held phones while driving despite a new state law requiring the use of hands-free devices. Read more in the Pasadena Star-News.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Star Class sailor Austin Sperry '00 is competing in his first Olympic Games this summer. Sperry, who grew up sailing on San Francisco Bay, will go for the gold alongside his father-in-law, skipper John Dane III. His medal race will take place August... More

Monday, August 18, 2008

2008 Richard M. Nixon Fellows Steve Addezio '09 and Dan Strauss '09 are heading off to the national political conventions to be held at the end of summer. Addezio, who has been following the Democrats' bid for the presidency, will be in Colorado for... More

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Whittier College Mourns Olive Clift '41

Alumna and long-time Whittier College supporter, Olive (Chandler) Clift passed away yesterday afternoon from the effects of congestive heart failure. Mrs. Clift worked as assistant manager of the campus bookstore for 30 years, alongside her husband... More

Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Athletic Renovations Right on Schedule

The new turf is in place on Newman Field and Aubrey Bonham Track is getting the finishing touches on a new paint job. Everything is running smoothly and on schedule with the Memorial Stadium renovations that are expected to be finished in the coming... More

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Look for theater Professor Gil Gonzalez in between football games this season. Professor Gonzalez stars in a light-hearted national commercial for ESPN promoting Monday Night Football.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook the Southern California region at 11:42 a.m. (PST). While the quake was felt on the Whittier College campus, there were no reports of damage and no injuries occurred. The quake has been categorized "moderate"... More

Monday, July 28, 2008
Whittier Among Nation's "Best Colleges," Says Princeton Review

Whittier College is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The New York-based education services company features the college in the just-published 2009 edition of its annual book, The... More

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Spanish Professor Doreen O'Connor-Gomez and Adjunct Lecturer Mariano Zaro, gave a workshop at the 90th Annual American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese in San José, Costa Rica in July. The workshop, entitled, "Thinking España:... More

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cheryl Swift, the James Irvine Foundation Professor of Biology, has been appointed as a Leadership Fellow for the Science Education for New Civic Engagement and Responsibilities (SENCER) program. SENCER is a faculty development and science education... More