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Friday, October 31, 2008
Internships Offer Whittier Freshmen and Sophomores an "Out of the Box" Experience

Mary Pacheco '10 expected an "out of the box" learning experience when she began her teaching internship at Broadoaks Children's School, but what she didn't expect was that a small plastic box called a "squishy" would become so instrumental to her... More

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Five panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt are on exhibit on the first floor of the Bonnie Bell Wardman Library at Whittier College. The display is part of Whittier's AIDS Awareness Week. Other events are scheduled including a talk by Helen Epstein,... More

Thursday, October 30, 2008
Playing the Game to Win: Understanding the Demands of Campus Athletics

The following are remarks given by President Sharon Herzberger at the American Council on Education's fall summit, "Advancing as Leaders: Celebrating Achievements, Addressing Challenges." The speech was delivered at the Atlanta, Georgia, meeting, in... More

Monday, October 27, 2008

The College and Community Program, directed by Professor Joyce Kaufman, brought together nearly 30 local non-profit organizations for a networking lunch and workshop. One of the goals of the event is to create a space for networking among the... More

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Professor Fred Bergerson Travels to Tel-Aviv to Study Terrorism

The last time political science professor Fred Bergerson fired an M-16 rifle was in 1968— a lifetime ago as a soldier in Vietnam. This summer, Dr. Bergerson had the opportunity to fire the same type of weapon again while he visited another embattled... More

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Among the key election issues this year is the question of same-sex marriage. As California voters prepare to cast their ballots on this controversial issue, the outcome will be watched around the US and beyond. Political science professor John Neu... More

Monday, October 20, 2008

Justice Richard J. Goldstone H'08, former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia, is being honored with the MacArthur Award for International Justice. The award given by the John D. and... More

Monday, October 20, 2008
Whittier College Welcomes "John Poet"

John Poet is part of a New York Times "pop quiz," featuring unique college symbols. Whittier's new mascot made his official campus debut during Whittier Weekend 2008.                              

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

As we find ourselves in the midst of the hockey, football, basketball, and baseball seasons it can appear that the country has become a bit "sports obsessed." Professor of religious studies Joe Price, author of Rounding the Bases: Baseball and... More

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Whittier College Delivers "Portal to the World"

"In some ways, Whittier College is a typical small liberal arts college:  it has around 1,400 students, small class sizes, a focus on teaching, and a mostly residential campus; but Whittier is one of the most diverse private institutions in the... More