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On Any Given Day at Whitman

Scholarship, creativity, intellectual curiosity, fun, energy, drive — did we mention fun? — are part of daily life at Whitman. See for yourself... 

6:07 a.m. Physical education

Workout

Dawn still slumbers, but not all is quiet on the Whitman front. The Baker Ferguson Fitness Center opens at 6 a.m. every school day. This morning Dr. George Ball, 93, Weyerhaeuser Professor of Biblical Literature, Emeritus, is pumping iron on the ISO-lateral shoulder press machine. Donna Jones ’76 is counting leg presses, and DeBurgh Professor of Social Sciences William Bogard is riding high on an elliptical. Across the foyer from the exercise room, the Whitman swim team is knifing through its crack-of-dawn lap practice. All are beneficiaries of the $10 million BFFC and its Harvey Pool, a combined 38,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility not yet two years old.

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Any time of day: Dedicated educators

On any given day at Whitman, you might find Mary Anne O’Neil, professor of foreign languages and literatures, leading a class in Advanced French or Twentieth Century French Literature or Contemporary France and the Francophone World.

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