Campus News

Commencement Commencement Joy

Members of the Class of 2009 celebrate their academic and personal accomplishments with 4,000 of their closest friends and family at Commencement.

Udall Students earn more Udall awards than any college in nation

Whitman students’ work and talent rise to the top of the applicant pool, earning more Udall Scholarships than any other college, the only Watson Fellowship awarded in the Northwest and more.

Team Taliban Film student’s “Team Taliban” screens at prestigious film festivals

New York Magazine ranks it one of the top five short films at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Faculty Awards 2009 Faculty Awards

Whitman honors six faculty members for excellence in scholarship, teaching, advising and mentoring.

TKO Kaufman-Osborn named provost, dean of the faculty

Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, longtime politics professor and former interim dean of the faculty, foresees a smooth transition.

Wei“Wei laoshi” closes teaching career

Fondly known for her enthusiasm, sense of humor and knack for explaining Chinese characters, Shu-chu Wei-Peng ends her 24-year career at Whitman.

Abraham Award 2009 Abraham Award

Whitman honors staff members for their significant contributions and outstanding service.

Glenn CDMusic professor creates jazzy tribute to baseball

David Glenn, professor of music, composer and trombonist, releases his paean to baseball, original jazz compositions in a CD aptly named “National Pastime.”

Pio Pio earns “Best in Show” for redesigned Web site

The 100-plus-year-old Pioneer student newspaper meets the future head-on with its nationally acclaimed Web site featuring blogs, videos, social fora and a weekly podcast from the student-run radio station KWCW (K-Dub).

International StudentsA few words from two international students…

A student from Latvia and another from India write about the host family and student club that made them feel welcome in Walla Walla and at Whitman.

NorthamMen’s tennis team, coach stack up wins

Jeff Northam ’88 racks up his fourth Northwest Conference “Coach of the Year” title, while the team he coaches earns its second NWC championship.

TaucherFormer ambassador, poet laureate and Holocaust survivor speak on campus

Holocaust survivor Fred Taucher is one of a plethora of prominent speakers on campus in recent months. The list includes former Ambassador Ryan Crocker ’71 and former U.S. Poet Laureate Charles Simic.

NIH GrantNational Institutes of Health awards professors $225,000 grant

Ginger Withers and Chris Wallace, Dr. Robert F. Welty associate professors of biology, receive an award from the National Institutes of Health that will foster their research and new opportunities for students.