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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...

Club Latino members attend Harvard conference after reconnecting with alumnus

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Connecting with an alumnus has made a big difference for students involved in Whitman’s Club Latino. More...

First Person: Networking isn’t scary!

Monday, May 7, 2012

A former Whitman student once told me that she had 90 informational interviews before she landed a job; thus, as a graduating senior, one of the activities in which I have invested the greatest amount of time is networking. More...

Five Whitties present honors theses at Whitman’s annual History Honors Conference

Monday, May 7, 2012

If past is indeed prologue then five of Schmitz’s history students illuminated the present for those who attended the annual History Honors Conference on Friday, May 4. More...

Whitman to award two honorary degrees at Commencement

Monday, May 7, 2012

Whitman College will present two honorary degrees – Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa – at the 2012 Commencement ceremony, May 20. More...

First Person: Passing on a tradition of learning

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A wise man named Jimmy Buffett once stated, “Indecision may or may not be my problem.” Although Buffett’s words never made it into an academic publication, I’m inclined to believe that he was barking up the right tree. More...

Jazz musician Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq ’72 performs at Alumni Reunion Weekend

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Accomplished jazz musician and Whitman alumnus Fuasi Abdul-Khaliq ’72 found out how much things change upon returning to campus for the first time in 40 years... More...

ASWC President Matt Dittrich ’12 looks forward in his final days as a Whitman student

Thursday, April 26, 2012

ASWC President Matt Dittrich ’12 is on the cusp of graduating from college but he has no time for nostalgia. More...

Whit Men's Tennis Team Rolls Past Tough Band of Bruins, Punches Ticket to Nationals for Sixth Straight Season

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Whitman College men's tennis team made relatively quick work of a tough George Fox squad, besting the Bruins 5-0 on Sunday to claim a ticket to the national championships for a sixth straight season. More...

Women's Golf Team Caps Spectacular Sunday for Whitman, Captures Spot at DIII Nationals & Share of NWC Crown

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Whitman College women's golf team won the Northwest Conference Tournament to claim a share of the NWC title and earn a spot in the NCAA Division III national championships. More...

Students’ letters to Union-Bulletin editor spur conversation on climate change

Friday, April 20, 2012

“Here’s a challenge for anyone who really believes anthropogenic global warming exists: prove it,” wrote Steve Singleton in a letter. Over the past few months, several Whitman students and Walla Walla residents have taken Singleton up on that challenge... More...

International students organize to add cultural diversity to Whitman campus

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Walla Walla is not a cultural Mecca, but Whitman’s international students want to change that. March 30-31, Whitman College’s international students hosted the first-ever United World Colleges (UWC) Davis Scholars Summit held on the west coast. More...

Zach Duffy ’12 wins Watson Fellowship to study youth unemployment; students and alumni receive top fellowships and grants

Monday, April 16, 2012

When it comes to seeking out opportunities, Zach Duffy ’12 says he has a habit of applying for everything: “Most don’t pan out. That’s just the nature of the fellowships world.” But one certainly did, in a big way. More...

Award-winning alumna sticks to her roots

Friday, April 13, 2012

Griselda Guevara-Cruz ’11 is ready to pay it forward. The experiences and relationships the alumna fostered at Whitman College have led to notable achievements in her postgraduate life. More...

Whitman Undergraduate Conference celebrates students’ scholarship and creativity

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Whitman students turned into scholars, lecturers and teachers as students from every academic discipline of the college shared their research and creative activities with the campus community during the Whitman Undergraduate Conference, April 10, 2012. More...

“INTERMEZZO” is an in-between for retiring dance instructor Idalee Hutson-Fish

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Idalee Hutson-Fish doesn't think of her upcoming show, INTERMEZZO, as her last. Instead, the adjunct instructor of dance considers it a performance between two chapters in her life. More...

There’s no debate – Whitman debaters excel

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

In separate national competitions, Whitman’s Parliamentary and Policy debate teams continued traditions of excellence that have become a hallmark of the college. More...

Whitman dedication to service recognized with appointment to National Community Service Honor Roll

Monday, April 2, 2012

Whitman been named to the 2012 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This is the sixth time Whitman has been named to the honor roll... More...

Hosokawa contest winners announced; Seattle Times Executive Editor delivers lecture

Friday, March 30, 2012

Newspapers are in an economic fight for their lives, warned David Boardman, Executive Editor and Senior Vice President of The Seattle Times. More...

Yancey assists “The Terminator” director in a daring ocean dive

Friday, March 30, 2012

When James Cameron, the self-proclaimed “King of the World” and director of the blockbuster films “Titanic” and “Avatar,” decides to dive to the deepest spot in the ocean, who does his scientist call for guidance? More...

Colleen Bell ’14 pioneers global health awareness at Whitman

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bell is the founder and co-president of Whitman’s chapter of GlobeMed , a student-based, grassroots organization operating on college campuses across the country. GlobeMed supports local charities that are geared towards global health. More...

Whitman hosts Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Conference

Monday, March 26, 2012

The second annual Walla Walla Valley Violence Prevention Conference, titled “Stop Violence Now – For Yourself, Your Family, Our Community,” takes place March 26-27 on the Whitman College campus. More...

Work with students helped inspire professor’s hot new book, “White Bread”

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, associate professor of politics, says classroom interactions helped pave the way for his most recent publication, the critically acclaimed “White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf.” More...

2012 Hosokawa Journalism Lecture presents David Boardman, Executive Editor of The Seattle Times

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Walla Walla, Wash. – Whitman College invites the public to a free lecture by David Boardman, executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times More...

Following her Watson Fellowship, Aisha Fukushima ’09 to release RAPtivism album

Friday, March 16, 2012

While globetrotting around the world collaborating with international hip-hop artists Aisha Fukushima learned to go with the flow, discovering on her epic trip that planning each day down to its last detail was not the best way to travel. More...

Josh Goodman '12 blogs about race and affirmative action in The Huffington Post

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Senior Josh Goodman has written an opinion piece about the role of race in college admissions in today’s edition of The Huffington Post. More...

Rachel Williams ’12 becomes published academic with study of love

Friday, March 9, 2012

Rachel Williams went to Nepal to study love. And then she returned to Whitman to write about it... More...

Eric Schlosser named as Whitman’s 2012 Commencement speaker

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Whitman College President George Bridges today announced the 2012 Commencement speaker: award-winning American journalist Eric Schlosser, author of The New York Times best-seller Fast Food Nation. More...

Student Daniel Merritt ’13 discusses “State of the State” research findings in Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Daniel Merritt ’13, a politics major from Claremont, Calif., has written a guest opinion piece based on his research findings that was published in the Sunday, March 4 issue of The Walla Walla Union Bulletin. More...


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