Campus News

  • President's Letter

    A letter from President George Bridges

  • Campaign Update

    This fall, in various locations nationwide, guests enjoyed Walla Walla wines and short “taste” length presentations from faculty and staff at the forefront of educating and preparing students for their futures.

  • Whitman History 101

    Over the summer, the Office of Communications moved from Memorial Building to a newly renovated Boyer House at 34 Boyer Ave. The house has a long history.

  • In Their Words

    A unique art project bridges cultures and communities. By Nicole Pietrantoni, Assistant Professor of Art.

  • Precious blood

    Started by Whitman alumna Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg ’01, the nonprofit Akili Dada opens doors for African women by providing scholarships to top high schools. This fall, Faith Nyakundi ’17 became the first Akili Dada scholar to attend Whitman.

  • Runners rally to support teammates

    Two members of the women’s cross country team have family members diagnosed with multiple myeloma. A 24-hour relay raised awareness for the rare form of cancer.

  • Object Lesson

    By Melissa Salrin, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

  • Newly renovated Baker Center dedicated

    Over the summer, work crews added updates to the 1904 building and created offices for Alumni Relations and Annual Giving staff members upstairs. The improvements were made possible by a leadership gift from Overseer George R. Osborne, Jr. ’66.

  • The Penrose Society inducts two new members

    Overseer George R. Osborne, Jr. ’66 and Overseer Emerita Barbara Sommer Feigin ’59 and James Feigin were inducted into the Stephen B.L. Penrose Society during the fall Board of Trustees and committee meetings.

  • Focus on Faculty

    Are pigeons smarter than Whitman students? When it comes to Monty Hall’s famous television game show “Let’s Make A Deal,” the Iowa-raised pigeons that psychology professor Wally Herbranson receives via FedEx peck their way to prizes more frequently than humans.

  • Diamonds in the sidewalk

    Overseer Emerita Barbara Sommer Feigin ’59, who immigrated to the U.S. from Nazi Germany, creates scholarship and internship endowments for students who are recent immigrants.