LIVE @ Whitman

Past LIVE Events

  • August 24, 2007 - Convocation 2007
    Watch it here.
  • November 3, 2006 - "A Little Rebellion Is A Good Thing: Reading Sallust's Catiline", presented by Alain Gowing from the Department of Classics at the University of Washington.
    You can download the entire MP3.
  • August 24, 2006 - Convocation 2006
    Watch it here.
  • April 12, 2006 - Henry M. Jackson Lecture - Sudharshan Seneviratne.
    You can download the entire MP3 (17MB).
  • November 3, 2005 - The Whitman College Board of Trustees installs George S. Bridges as the college‚Äôs 13th president in a formal ceremony.
    You can download the entire MP3 (58MB).
  • September 8, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina: The Science and the Societal Impact As the nation struggles to come to grips with the tragedy unleashed by Hurricane Katrina, Whitman College and the community come together to consider the science and social impact. Whitman College faculty lead the community symposium.

    You can download the entire MP3 (18MB).

    Individual Presenters

    • Joseph Saxon, US Army Corps of Engineers - Slides - Audio Download
    • Terry Hackney, Red Cross - Audio Download
    • John Winter, Professor of Geology - Slides - Audio Download
    • Karl Storchmann, Associate Professor of Economics - Slides - Audio Download
    • Deborah Wiese, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology - Slides - Audio Download
    • Phil Brick, Professor of Politics - Notes - Audio Download
    • Skip Wade, Professor of Chemistry - Audio Download
    • Robert Carson, Professor of Geology - Notes - Audio Download
  • April 25, 2005 - Former Washington Senator Slade Gorton addresses the findings of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States on 9/11 when he visits Whitman College. Gorton was appointed to the commission in 2002. His presentation, supported by the Governor Arthur B. Langlie Fund for Northwest History, Politics and Public Service, is free and open to the public. Gorton presently is of counsel at Preston Gates & Ellis LLP, Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining the firm, he represented Washington State in the United States Senate for three terms: 1980-1986, 1988-1994, and 1994-2000. He was appointed to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks in 2002.
    You can download the entire MP3 (19MB).
  • October 3, 2004 - Yolanda King is founder and CEO of Higher Ground Productions. She is the first-born daughter of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Yolanda's mission is to encourage personal growth and positive social change through her artistic endeavors, including acting, producing, speaking and teaching.
    You can download the entire MP3 (13MB).
  • August 28, 2004 - Convocation
    You can download the entire MP3 (10MB) or, if you have a broadband connection, watch it.
  • May 1, 2004 - Cornel West, Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Princeton University, is one of America's most gifted, provocative, and important public intellectuals. Dr. West has won numerous awards, including the American Book Award, and has received more than 20 honorary degrees.
    You can download the entire MP3 (18MB).
  • October 30, 2003 - Foster Cline is a psychiatrist and physician, author of more than a dozen books and numerous articles on parenting and dealing with difficult children and their families.
    You can download the entire MP3 (22MB).
  • October 5, 2003 - Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, is an economist, historian, former member of the Indian Senate, former editor of the largest daily newspaper in India, and author of The Good Boatman: A Portrait of Gandhi, as well as Revenge and Reconciliation: Understanding South Asian History, and Eight Lives: A Study of the Hindu-Moslem Encounter. The topic of his keynote address for Freedom from Discrimination Month was "American Values, World Peace, and the Dynamics of Intervention."
    You can download the entire MP3 (20MB).
  • September 10, 2003 - Tim O'Brien, author of eight books including "The Things They Carried," shares stories and reflections on the nature of war.
    You can download the entire MP3 (15MB).
  • April 10, 2003 - The Whitman College Visiting Writers Reading Series presents Craig Lesley, Whitman class of 1967 and author of "The Sky Fisherman" and "Winterkill."
  • April 2, 2003 - Princeton University evolutionary biologists Peter and Rosemary Grant present the Arthur Rempel Lecture, titled "Evolution of Darwin's Finches on the Galapagos Islands."
  • March 3, 2003 - Thomas McCarthy, award-winning Irish poet and novelist.
    You can listen to an archive of the event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 17MB.
  • December 4, 2002 - Derek Walcott, Nobel Prize winning poet/playwright.
    You can listen to an archive of the event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 18MB.
  • September 24, 2002 - Sister Helen Prejean - author of Dead Man Walking.
    You can listen to an archive of the event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 20MB.
  • September 20, 2002 - FPL/Pacific Corp Lecture: Amory Lovins, Physicist, co-author of Natural Capitalistm: The Next Industrial Revolution
    You can listen to an archive of the event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 30MB.
  • April 22, 2002 at 8:00 PM - John Schaeffer, Gaiam Real Goods, spoke on, "Creating environmental change through inspiration and positive example - The story of the Real Goods Solar Living Center"
  • March 11, at 7:30 PM - Howard Zinn, historian and playwright. Click here to download the archived event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 20MB.
  • March 1, 2002 at 7:30 PM - Alix Olson, award-winning feminist slam poet.
  • February 21, 2002 at 7:30 PM - Alice Kern, Holocaust Survivor and Educator, spoke on "A story of loss, death, struggle, survival and hope." No archive is available for this event.
  • February 13, 2002 at 7:30 PM - Douglas North, 1993 Nobel Prize for Economic Science, spoke on "Why Are Some Nations Rich and Some Nations Poor?"
  • February 1, 2002 at 7:00 PM - Jared Diamond, Author of "Guns, Germs and Steel", spoke on the environmental factors responsible for the way the modern world, with all of its inequalities, came to be. No archive is available for this event.
  • January 31, 2002 at 7:30 PM - Gloria Anzaldua, poet and essayist, spoke on "The Cracks Between Worlds and Bridges to Span Them."
  • October 16, 2001 at 7:30 PM - Morris Dees, civil rights attorney spoke on "Hope and Tolerance in the New Millennium." Click here to download the archived event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 10MB .
  • September 29, 2001 at 1:00 PM - Ralph Nader, consumer activist and former presidential candidate for the Green Party spoke on "Democracy, Justice & the American Duopoly". Click here to download the archived event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 14MB.
  • September 20, 2001 at 7:30 PM - Robert Pinsky, former United States Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000. Click here to download the archived event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 10MB .
  • September 10, 2001 at 7:30 PM - Christopher Hitchens, columnist for The Nation and author of The Trial of Henry Kissinger. Click here to download the archived event. Warning: This MP3 format file is more than 78MB .

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