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Nestled at the foot of the Blue Mountains in Walla Walla, Washington, you’ll find a place like no other. Whitman College is a top-tier liberal arts school with accomplished and friendly faculty and passionate and curious students. Here, you can find endless support and opportunities in and outside the classroom—becoming your best self.

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What Makes Whitman Remarkable

From the moment you arrive on our beautiful campus, you’ll belong to a community that challenges you, supports you and wants the best for you. You’ll matter here—and you’ll make a difference.

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Gabe W., Junior

My favorite thing about Whitman is going to sound pretty cheesy and broad, but I like the culture. It feels like a safe place for students to really try new things and become passionate in all sorts of different things. There is definitely a level of competition because it’s a very good school, but there’s also, everywhere you go, just a culture of support and really helping each other which I think is probably pretty unique to Whitman.  

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Winter 2024

Whitman Magazine

Enjoy our Winter 2024 edition of Whitman Magazine. Read stories from the Whitman College community, including alumni who are making a difference, innovative faculty research and the inaugural Pášx̣apa Powwow.

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Harnessing the Power of Data in the Sciences
Whitman Stories

Harnessing the Power of Data in the Sciences

Whitman College has a force in chemistry computing. Associate Professor of Chemistry Dalia Biswas is changing how science is taught and explored at Whitman—through her research and as part of an elite national faculty network. See how Biswas and Whitman are helping students and faculty harness the power of computational tools across disciplines to keep up with rapid changes in the sciences.

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Group photo of students in a Human-Centered Design (HCD) class at Whitman College in 2024.

Human-Centered Design Program Gets Boost From Major Grant Funding

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Whitman College students at commencement.

Celebrating the Class of 2024: Whitman College’s 138th Commencement

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Three Whitman College Baseball teammates in front of the NWC Tournament logo.

Whitman Baseball Set To Host NWC Tournament

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Whitman College Students Head for Mayo Clinic Summer Research Fellowships

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Rendering of the newly dedicated Stenger Hall in the Junior-Senior Housing Building Project

Upward Together Hits Record-Breaking Milestone—Thanks to $5M Gift for Stegner Hall

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Group photo of the 2024 Hosakowa journalism awards presented by Whitman College.

Whitman Celebrates Student Journalists and Embraces Storytelling from Below at 2024 Hosokawa Awards

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Collage of vintage photographs.

Research Project Leads to Groundbreaking Photo Archives

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Photo of Katherine Swisher against a background of trees.

Katherine Swisher ’20 Awarded Princeton in Latin America Fellowship

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Kaleo Toguchi-Tani ’25 and Eliza Daigle ’25

Whitman Juniors Awarded Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

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President of Whitman College, Sarah Bolton.

Whitman Emphasizes Commitment to Preparing Engaged Citizens

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Venerable Thubten Chodron sits in a chair and speaks animatedly to someone off camera.

Venerable Thubten Chodron Will Deliver Baccalaureate Keynote

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Pavel Blogav

Professor Pavel Blagov Nurtures Student Research in Whitman’s Personality Lab

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Sueli Gwiazdowski ’24 sitting in Hunter.

Sueli Gwiazdowski ’24 Named First Gaither Junior Fellow from Whitman College

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Whitman Student Wins British Columbia Medal of Good Citizenship for Her Service to Ukrainian Refugees

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Sockeye Salmon in the water

Inaugural Salmon Film Festival: A Cultural Celebration

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Jock Edwards and Jim Moore in the locker room of the Edwards-Moore Clubhouse

A ‘Game Changer’—New Baseball Clubhouse Unveiled

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Ben Parker at bat on a baseball field.

Business & Baseball: Whitman Alum Pursues MBA at William & Mary and Big Wins on the Field

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Students walking across Ankeny Field on Whitman College campus

Whitman Doubles Down To Expand Scholarships & Aid

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Cat Posey

History of a Tech Superwoman with Cat Posey

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Whitties Earn Prestigious PPIA Fellowships

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Professional photograph of Alvaro Santana-Acuna

The New York Times Publishes Santana-Acuña Essay on García Márquez's Last Novel

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Journalist Cecilia Kang ’94

Journalist Cecilia Kang ’94 Announced as Speaker for 138th Commencement

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3-D Model renderings of the new buildings involving the Jr./Sr. Housing Project.

New Place to Call Home: Investing in a Major Addition to Campus

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Whitman College's orchestra performing in the Hall of Music.

Whitman Orchestra Heads to Portland

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Homecoming for Award-Winning Authors: Three Alums Return for Whitman’s Visiting Writer Reading Series

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