Campus News

Debate teamUndebatable Success

Whitman's debat team beat out 252 other schools to earn the parliamentary honors this spring at the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA) Championship in Lubbock, Texas..

Morrissey Fulbright program selects anthropology professor as distinguished chair

The Fulbright Distinguished Chairs Program announced this spring the selection of Suzanne Morrissey, assistant professor of anthropology, as the visiting research chair in environment, health and sustainability at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, for fall semester 2010.

Green Positively Green

Environmental consciousness is the norm at Whitman. So it’s not for fame or recognition that students restore streams; craft clever ways to compost dining hall waste; replace thousands of energy-wasting light bulbs; raise funds to install rooftop solar panels; or live, learn and recycle campus cast-offs at an interest residence called “The Outhouse.”

Dr Ball George Ball Chair

A faculty chair to honor Dr. Ball? What could be more fitting? More than 450 alumni, staff, faculty and friends of the college rallied to the challenge, contributing $1.7 million to create the George Hudson Ball Chair in the Humanities.

Fuchs Tennis whiz takes winding road to Whitman

The American landscape is a spidery network of high-speed highways and freeways, but it was one of the roads less traveled that brought aspiring physician and tennis whiz Christoph Fuchs ’10 to Whitman College.

Stevens Creative exploration, expression define Stevens Gallery

In the student-curated Stevens Gallery, four walls alone aren’t enough to break down barriers...

Machonkin NSF grant funds professor, student research to unlock enzyme mystery

Tim Machonkin, assistant professor of chemistry, is working to understand how bacteria have evolved the ability to neutralize the effects of certain chlorinated organic molecules that are dangerous pollutants in the environment.

Abraham award winners 2010 Janice Abraham Award

Honoring a former treasurer and CFO, this award is presented annually to staff members who have made significant contributions and demonstrated outstanding service to Whitman.

Lectures Lecture Scene

Distinguished speakers represent the spectrum of national figures who lectured on campus and interacted with students in the classroom this spring.

Watsons Two students earn Watson fellowships

Nadim Damluji ’10 and Seth Bergeson ’10 were two of 40 students in the nation this year awarded a Thomas J. Watson Foundation fellowship. In all, Whitman students and graduates earned awards in 18 different fellowship, scholarship and grant programs.

Logo Clock tower returns to official Whitman College logo

Beginning this summer, those familiar with Whitman College will notice some changes in the materials used to visually communicate about the college...

Commencement Commencement Highlights

The Class of 2010 — 369 strong — drew the cheers and support of family, friends, faculty and staff at Commencement on May 23.

Mare Blocker 2010 Faculty Awards

Colleagues and students honor outstanding faculty members.

Harper Joy Theatre reunion Harper Joy Theatre 50 Year Reunion

Happy days were here again when actors, professors and friends of Harper Joy Theatre reunited in April 2010 to celebrate HJT’s 50th anniversary...

Ankeny Ankeny Field

Since 1902, with money donated by college trustee, banker and U.S. Sen. Levi Ankeny, Ankeny Field has been at the center of life at Whitman College.

In their words A geology lesson: Earth speaks to us through earthquakes

Earth speaks to us through earthquakes. They are Earth’s way of relieving the stress built up as crustal plates shift and drift.