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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 1998
After nine years as president of Whittier College, Dr. James Ash announced Wednesday that he will step down at the end of the academic year. During Ash's tenure, the school underwent some of the most dramatic growth in its history, including the construction of a new Whittier Law School campus and a 35% increase in undergraduate enrollment. Ash also emphasized fund-raising, and the college has more than tripled its endowment since his arrival.
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SPORTS
September 13, 1998 | MATT AVILA
Whittier Christian 44, Montclair Prep 0--Matt Jones scored all six touchdowns for Whittier Christian, rushing 23 times for 219 yards at Whittier College. Montclair Prep, known for its explosive offense in years past, was held to 81 yards. Quarterback Jason Goss completed four of seven passes for 20 yards.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 7, 1998 | Don Shirley
Another small L.A. company has begun a journey to mid-sized status: The Lost World. No, this group isn't devoted to stage dramatizations of dinosaur movies. Its primary devotion so far has been to the intimate Texas plays of Horton Foote. Since 1995, the Lost World has presented three of them in 99-seat venues. Now the company has formed an alliance with Whittier College, where artistic director Crystal Brian teaches.
NEWS
April 29, 1998
Harry W. Nerhood, 87, a former Whittier College professor and expert on Quaker history. Nerhood taught history at the school from 1936 to 1975 and later taught special classes during the 1980s. Childless, the educator once told a college historian that his thousands of students were his sons and daughters. He described a teacher's job as "to move a student out of a rut and get him thinking about things. If you take a student and don't stir him up one way or another, you're not doing your job."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1998 | BOB POOL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She collects dirt. So naturally her admirers are ready to dish a little about Irene Carlyle. She started from the ground up, they point out. And she has never worried that what she does is going to soil her reputation as an audiologist. The woman is quite down to earth about it all, in fact. "Irene finds details," says Jaime Wemett, "in things we walk right past."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 15, 1998
A Whittier College class is taking a firsthand look at part of Los Angeles' urban fabric--an experience they might not have were it not for a sociology course called "Workshop in Urban Studies." Relying mostly on public transportation, the students have visited Manual Arts High School on South Vermont Avenue, parts of Koreatown, the MacArthur Park area, Chinatown and parts of East Los Angeles.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 3, 1997
Whittier College will use a $5-million gift--the largest the college has ever received--to expand and remodel its library. "This grant marks a milestone for Whittier College," said President James L. Ash Jr. "The library represents the intellectual heart of any academic institution, and to receive such generous support for this project is exciting and gratifying."
SPORTS
September 24, 1997 | ARA NAJARIAN
It's still early in the season, but Whittier College's football team has already made great strides. The Poets, 1-8 in each of the previous three seasons, upset La Verne, 34-13, in each team's opener Sept. 13. They followed that with a 26-20 victory over Menlo last Saturday and are 2-0 for the first time since 1984. The Poets can match their 3-0 start of that season by beating Claremont-Mudd (0-2) at Whittier on Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 1997
A granite memorial to former President Richard M. Nixon was unveiled Thursday by the fraternity he helped form at Whittier College nearly 70 years ago. Nixon's longtime friend, Clinton O. Harris, a fellow member of the campus Orthogonian Society, joined school officials and other fraternity members to honor the late president during Thursday's ceremony.
SPORTS
April 30, 1997 | MARTIN BECK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A grand going-away party was planned for Ila Borders on Tuesday at Whittier College. But she beat them to the punch. Borders withdrew from classes at Whittier two hours before the game, making herself ineligible to play in the Poets' season finale against Southern California College. Borders watched the game from the Whittier dugout. Borders' withdrawal from school allows her to concentrate on her next step, which she hopes will be a minor league contract.
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