Whittier College is a private liberal arts college in Whittier, United States. As of fall 2019, the college has 1,700 enrolled students. Whittier College is a four-year liberal arts institution. Nearly half of the student body is Latinx and students of color constitute about 70% of the College's campus population, making Whittier one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country. A majority of students hail from California but the College draws students from the Pacific Northwest, East Coast and Hawaii as well as international students; as of 2017, there are students from 14 countries. Whittier offers over 30 majors and 30 minors in 23 disciplines, claims emphasis on interdisciplinary learning. Students may apply for entry into the Whittier Scholars Program, in which each student, under the guidance of a faculty member, designs their own major and course of study based on individual interests and career goals. Professional internships and service projects are required or recommended as part of many academic programs.
Study abroad is offered in semester- or year-long affiliated programs. There is an optional January interim session, a four-week intensive "mini-semester" that involves fieldwork and faculty-led international travel. Whittier College hosts a Faculty House Program, modeled after similar programs at Oxford and Cambridge Universities. In this program, faculty are selected as faculty-in-residence for a multi-year term, live in houses located on-campus, create and host in their homes educational and social programs around a specific theme, such as health and society and writing, alumni connections, Spanish culture. Additionally, the college's graduate program in education offers both credential and Master of Arts in education degree programs. Broadoaks Children's School – a private, non-profit demonstration school on the Whittier campus – serves as a learning laboratory for Whittier faculty and students, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Whittier College has 80 registered, student-run organizations.
The College has Societies similar to fraternities and sororities. There are 11 societies: the Franklin Society, the Lancer Society, the Orthogonian Society, the William Penn Society, Palmer Society, the Ionian Society, the Metaphonian Society, the Thalian Society, the Athenian Society, the Sachsen Society, the Paragonian Society. Most of these societies began as literary societies. Other campus groups include the Quaker Campus newspaper and television. Alumni include: Former U. S. President Richard Nixon. Whittier College, founded in 1887, was named for the Quaker abolitionist and poet John Greenleaf Whittier. Since that time, the institution has grown into a national liberal arts college, it serves a diverse student population with unique praised curricula. The College campus provides an intimate environment in which about 1,700 students live and study with more than 100 distinguished faculty. Like other excellent liberal arts colleges, Whittier encourages students to become broadly educated rather than trained for a specific career.
It emphasizes small, interactive classes led by full-time faculty members and requires that students cultivate the analytical, critical thinking, rhetorical skills that all liberally educated persons enjoy. Although the College has maintained no formal affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends since the 1940s, the social values of its Quaker heritage—respect for the individual, freedom of conscience, integrity and internationalism—strongly influence its ethos. From the beginning, the same egalitarian views that placed Quakers in the forefront of the battle to abolish slavery dictated that the College open its doors to persons of both sexes as well as all races and cultures. Today, the College is a model for the nation with more than 60 percent of its undergraduates, three of its four Rhodes Scholars, from underrepresented ethnic and international groups; this cultural diversity profoundly strengthens intellectual discourse and provides a realistic exposure to the kind of world students will enter upon graduation.
Students and faculty continue a long tradition of community service, echoing the Quaker conviction that helping others is a moral obligation. International study opportunities enrich every field and major, reflecting the Quaker idea that truth transcends the boundaries of race and nation. Both The Princeton Review and U. S. News & World Report have featured Whittier in its “Best Liberal Arts Colleges” listings, U. S. News & World Report has ranked Whittier among the top liberal arts colleges for “Ethnic Diversity.” The Whittier College Poets compete in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference of NCAA Division III. The school has fielded sports teams for over 100 years, its current teams include football, men's and women's basketball, cross country, soccer and diving, tennis and field, lacrosse and water polo, women's softball and volleyball, men's baseball and golf. The history of the Whittier College football program began in 1907, since the inception of the Southern California Intercollegiate
The Kosovar Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the major football national cup tournament in Kosovo. It was established in 1991, is organized by the Football Federation of Kosovo. Feronikeli are the current holders, who won their 3rd Kosovar Cup against Trepça'89 at the 2018–19 Kosovar Cup Final held at the Fadil Vokrri Stadium. 1984–85 Vëllaznimi 1986–87 Vëllaznimi 1987–88 Vëllaznimi 1991–92 Trepça 1992–93 Flamurtari 1993–94 Prishtina 1994–95 Liria 1995–96 Flamurtari 2–1 Dukagjini 1996–97 2 Korriku w/o Drita 1997–98 tournament not held 1998–99 tournament not held 1999–00 Gjilani 2000–01 Drita 2001–02 Besiana 2–1 Gjilani 2002–03 KEK-u 3–1 Prishtina 2003–04 Kosova Prishtinë 1–0 Besa Pejë 2004–05 Besa Pejë 3–2 KEK-u 2005–06 Prishtina 1–1 Drenica 2006–07 Liria 0–0 Flamurtari 2007–08 Vëllaznimi 2–0 Trepça'89 2008–09 Hysi 2–1 Prishtina 2009–10 Liria 2–1 Vëllaznimi 2010–11 Prishtina 1–2 Besa Pejë 2011–12 Trepça'89 3–0 Ferizaj 2012–13 Prishtina 1–1 Ferizaj 2013–14 Hajvalia 1–2 Feronikeli 2014–15 Feronikeli 1–1 Trepça'89 2015–16 Prishtina 2–1 Drita 2016–17 Llapi 1–1 Besa 2017–18 Vëllaznimi 1-1 Prishtina 2018–19 Feronikeli 5-1 Trepça'89 (Mitrovica}
Under the Stars is a compilation album released by German DJ André "ATB" Tanneberger, in January 2016. The album is a special mixed limited edition compilation, just produced for the "ATB Under The Stars" live at the Planetarium Bochum shows, on January 29 and 30, 2016, only sold there, during the 2 concerts; the album features some of André's long-date ambient music collaborators, a new composition by Yoe Mase. It contains songs from the show, including one track, "The Flame", supposed to be included on ATB's forthcoming tenth album Next, but which did not happen. Nowadays, copies of the album are sold on the internet for over 200 euros. Under the stars is a unique ATB chillout show, held three times at the Planetarium Bochum. Notes Title of track 5 incorrectly listed as "Talismaniac"