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Rankings provide external recognition of internal measures

Thursday, September 22, 2011

To prospective students and their families, Whitman is known for offering a rigorous and collaborative liberal arts education that extends beyond the classroom. They know that the college attracts students who represent the Whitman mosaic – down-to-earth, high achievers with diverse interests. More...

A Stellar Experience: Astronomy Team Heads to Arizona

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

When six-foot Sam Schonfeld ’12 stands beside the Hiltner telescope in the Kitt Peak National Observatory, he’s awed but not intimidated by the towering apparatus. Schonfeld and Becky Nevin ’13 spent the first week of classes a thousand miles southeast of campus in the Arizona desert. The two were working with Assistant Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust ’98 to study globular clusters. More...

Outdoor excursion, community service programs help new Whitman students bond

Monday, August 29, 2011

A week before the official Opening Week activities, including Orientation, more than 40 percent of new students participate in one of two off-campus experiences designed for bonding. Either they adventure in the great outdoors on a Scramble or serve the community with SCORE. More...

What Whitties Do: A profile of the Class of 2015

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A snapshot of some of the achievements of the 423 members of the incoming class. More...

Top “Back to School” News

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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New Whitman student receives $100K for non-profit she founded

Friday, August 19, 2011

Sarah Cronk, of Davenport, Iowa, founded The Sparkle Effect, which helps high school cheerleading squads include students with disabilities. She plans to talk with WaHi about starting a chapter after she settles in on campus. More...

Welty Health Center No. 2 in nation for Best Health Facilities

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Claudia Ness, director of the health center, credits the 24/7 access and significant new services, including on-site physical therapy and massage therapy, for the top ranking. More...

2012 Princeton Review spotlights Whitman’s engaged community

Friday, August 5, 2011

Three of Whitman’s four Top-20 rankings particularly spotlight the level of engagement that is a celebrated hallmark of the college – “Professors Get High Marks” (a perennial inclusion for Whitman), “Lots of Race/Class Interaction” and “Class Discussions Are Encouraged.” More...

First Person: Whitman in the Wallowas

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In June 2011 I was among the inaugural group of 12 students who delved into Wallowa County in northeastern Oregon. We camped in bright orange tents and explored the area’s biology, history, and current social and environmental issues. More...

Summer Dance Lab presents Festival

Friday, July 22, 2011

This year the festival will feature Oregon Ballet Theatre, principal dancers from Eugene Ballet Company, Spectrum Dance Theater and special guest Peter de Grasse of Staatstheater Darmstadt, Germany. More...

Women's soccer takes flight to England

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The best coaches go the extra mile to get players ready for a new season. In her case, Heather Cato is going about 4,700 extra miles (one way) to get her Whitman College women’s soccer team ready for its fall campaign. More...

Whitman music alumnus awarded prestigious conducting fellowship

Friday, July 15, 2011

To the delight of his former music professors, including Lee Thompson and Susan Pickett, Lee Mills ’09 has been awarded the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Peabody Conducting Fellowship. He is the third recipient in the history of the fellowship, which begins in September. More...

Alumnus Ryan Crocker “un-retires” to become ambassador to Afghanistan

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Though alumnus Ryan Crocker ’71 retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2009, it was a short-lived retirement. He has been called to service again as an ambassador to meet the challenge that is the U.S. relationship with Afghanistan. More...

Mary Deming Barber ’78 – At the top of the PR field

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Alumna Mary Deming Barber ’78 played a key role in the 2010 effort that marked American political history – the first successful U.S. senate seat election won by write-in votes in some 50 years. More...

Record-setting year for fellowships, scholarships and grants

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Thirty-nine fellowships, scholarships and grants in 24 programs were awarded to Whitman College students and alumni during the 2010-11 school year, setting records for the widest range of major awards of any year in the school’s history and recipient representation for every undergraduate class year. More...


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