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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.
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."
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."
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
April 11, 1997 | MARTIN BECK
Ila Borders will end her college baseball career by pitching against the team that gave her her start. Whittier College Coach Jim Pigott said Borders will start the Poets' season finale April 29 against Southern California College at Whittier. "She's our only senior starting pitcher so I think it's a great way to end her career, pitching at home," Pigott said. "It's kind of ironic that it's against SCC because the schedule was set way before she decided to transfer to Whittier."
March 19, 1997
What do women really want out of life? "How about world peace, equal pay and comfortable shoes," suggested Kristin Tranquada, director of communications for Whittier College, where Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women, will be posing that question tonight. Ireland will be reading from and discussing her new book, "What Women Want," and advising women to figure out what they want and how to go after it.
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