Campus News

Clock Tower Time for an upgrade
 
After five months of intensive labor, the Memorial Building clock tower seismic renovation was completed in late October 2010.

Science Focus on Science
 

Zoom in, for a moment, on the Hall of Science. What you’ll see is a flurry of activity and excitement among faculty and students whose opportunities for collaboration in the laboratory and the field have grown exponentially in recent months.

Global perspectives Global perspectives
 

What would draw together a group of seven college professors, from a variety of academic disciplines, to discuss a single theme? At Whitman, the answer is the college’s Global Studies Initiative, and, specifically, the fall Global Studies Faculty Seminar.

Autumn evening One autumn evening
 
For 45 minutes on Oct. 21, 2010, I raced the setting sun...

In Their Words In Their Words - Spain's Ghosts
 

We watched a set of contemporary films that, at first glance, might appear to be horror-fests about vampires, ghosts, zombies and slashers. Yet, as we closely analyzed each film and its depiction of Spain, we began to see a social commentary about history and culture.

Clearfield Professor honored for children’s advocacy volunteer efforts
 

In recognition of her significant contributions as a community volunteer and scholar, Melissa Clearfield, associate professor of psychology, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Pete and Hedda Reid Service to Walla Walla Award. 

Majumdar Gaurav Majumdar: Professor’s book examines anti-colonial aesthetics
 
For Gaurav Majumdar, assistant professor of English, playing with language can mean challenging an empire. Majumdar finds that one of the most powerful ways to criticize colonialism is not outright dissent but a subtler subversion in aesthetics.

Breaks Paul Apostolidis: Book gives voice to immigrant workers
 
In 1999, 1,400 immigrant meatpacking workers walked out of an IBP Inc. beef plant in Pasco, Washington, and didn’t come back for six weeks. It was the largest strike in the meatpacking industry in 25 years. As this labor movement grew, so too did the interest of Associate Professor of Politics Paul Apostolidis, teaching 38 miles to the east at Whitman College.

Faculty Authors Faculty Authors
 
Works by John Desmond and Patrick Henry, emeriti professors, as well as current professors.

Winter reads Great winter reads
 

Faculty and staff share their favorite books – the perfect companions for long winter days.

Lectures Lecture Scene
 
A spectrum of national figures lectured on campus and interacted with students in the classroom this fall.

Mr. Whitman Mr. Whitman pageant raises nearly $46,000 for charity
 

The ninth annual Mr. Whitman Pageant, held in November 2010, raised nearly $46,000 for brain cancer research in honor of a Whitman parent.