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Whitman welcomes Class of 2016

Monday, August 20, 2012

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Breaking Away

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Whitman alumna lands job at prestigious non-profit. More...

ASWC endowment supports students in need when personal emergencies strike

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Within the four-year span that most students attend Whitman, personal emergency situations inevitably arise, whether in the form of a nasty flu or something more serious... More...

Three Whitman students spend summer working for award-winning author Dave Eggers

Friday, August 10, 2012

Sabrina Wise ’14 felt the pressure of the fast-paced publishing world the moment she stepped into McSweeney’s, a publishing firm founded by celebrated author Dave Eggers. More...

Remembering Dave Holden

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Whitman remembers longtime sports information director Dave Holden. More...

Mars Rover designed by Whitman alumnus to land on the Red Planet

Friday, August 3, 2012

We’re about to land on Mars. Again. NASA's most advanced planetary rover, Curiosity, is schedule to touch down on the Martian surface at 10:31 p.m. PDT on Sunday, Aug. 5. More...

Whitman ranked by Forbes in the elite top-50 of U.S. colleges and universities

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Forbes Magazine has ranked Whitman College 44 in its annual list of America’s top 650 colleges. More...

Whitman biology professor awarded grant from National Science Foundation

Monday, July 30, 2012

The National Science Foundation awarded Assistant Biology Prof. Kate Jackson a $159,968 grant to support her study of amphibians and reptiles in Central Africa. More...

Whitman expands funding for summer internships

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thanks to increased funding, 82 Whitman students are applying their critical thinking skills to a wide range of internships all across the country... More...

First Person: My summer working with Burmese refugees in Thailand

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm in Thailand interning with Burmese Women's Union (BWU), a grassroots health and human rights organization serving the country’s migrant workers and refugee community... More...

Whitman to be part of a coalition advocating for the liberal arts in Washington state

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Over 60 academic leaders met on July 19, 2010, at The Evergreen State College to explore the idea of creating a new coalition of colleges that can communicate the importance of a liberal arts education. More...

Record giving in 2011-12 affirms campaign and college priorities

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

When Whitman College publicly announced its Now Is the Time campaign in November 2011, it signaled the intentions of the already prominent liberal arts institution to build a brighter future. More...

A banner year: 37 Whitties earn prestigious fellowships, scholarships and grants; seven receive Fulbright awards

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Results keep trickling in for Whitman students who applied for fellowships, scholarships and grants, and by all accounts it has been a highly successful year, particularly for Fulbright recipients. More...

Former astronomy major sets sail with explorer who discovered the Titanic

Friday, June 22, 2012

Liz Smith ’02 feels like Forrest Gump. The former astronomy major credits happy accidents for enabling her to have “tumbled” upon thrilling job after thrilling job since graduating from Whitman. More...

Whitman History Major Interns for US Senator

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

When U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell’s constituents have a problem, they phone a regional office, and Elaine Whaley ’14 takes their call. More...

Meet the Class of 2016

Friday, June 15, 2012

As the class of 2012 leaves Walla Walla to go make their mark on the world, Whitman is getting ready to welcome the incoming class of 2016 who will take their place on campus. More...

From Hawaii to Whitman: Helm Fills Volleyball Coaching Job

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Matt Helm, who led Molokai High School to an eight-year run of success in the Hawaiian volleyball ranks, is the new head volleyball coach at Whitman College. More...

Sherwood Trust awards Whitman $235,000 grant to support local internships

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Donald and Virginia Sherwood Trust has awarded Whitman College a grant of $235,000 to create the Sherwood Trust Internship Endowment, which will support student internships in the Walla Walla region. More...

Whitman-produced short film rides festival circuit

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

What really happened to Sterling Hallard Bright Drake? In his latest documentary film, director Robert Sickles, professor of film studies, searches for the truth behind Drake’s life, death and extravagant tombstone. More...

Chill Out: Future Entrepreneurs of Whitman win Pacific Northwest business competition

Thursday, May 31, 2012

There are numerous ways in which busy college students take a break from their academic studies and “chill out.” However, a group of clever Whitman students created an alternative product to help: And the product is as easy to use as chewing a stick of gum. More...

Carlstrom Award winner Christina Tamaru '12 aspires to cross-cultural career path

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Christina Tamaru ’12, who graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Whitman College this month, is the latest recipient of the annual Connie Jill Carlstrom Endowed Award for Japanese Studies. More...

Rare camera system on trial at Whitman; will be used in Parkinson’s research

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tom Knight, assistant biology professor, has procured a unique research tool called the “EyeSeeCam”, which he and some of his students will utilize this summer as they try to break ground in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. More...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Whitman College Commencement May 20

Thursday, May 17, 2012

About 400 students will graduate at the Commencement Ceremony in front of an estimated crowd of 4,000 students, family members, faculty, staff and guests. Eric Schlosser, journalist and best-selling author of “Fast Food Nation” will be guest speaker. More...

Whitman salutes its 2012 Distinguished Faculty Award recipients

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Every year, Whitman honors faculty members for excellence in teaching, scholarship, mentorship and advising. These awards reflect the highest recognition Whitman bestows on faculty who have demonstrated distinguished service... More...


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