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

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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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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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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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Concert in Reid Campus Center for P&P 2024

Sounds of the People & the PNW Superheroes Wrap Up P&P Week With Free Concert

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Whitman’s 2024 Power & Privilege Symposium Raises Diverse Voices and Invites Deep Discussion

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Dalia Biswas

Harnessing the Power of Data in the Sciences

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Wanjiru Kamau Rutenberg

Changing the World & Building Community Among Black Women Leaders

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Baker Weilert-Pekar

Q&A: Fast 5 With Whitman’s Director of Debate & Forensics

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Award-winning poet Derrick Austin.

Visiting Writers Series Welcomes Derrick Austin

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Meet the Whitties Behind The Whitman Outdoor Journal

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What Happens in Whitman’s Personality Lab?

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Whitman Receives Gift to Bring Designer-in-Residence for New Human-Centered Design Concentration

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Alum Roger Amerman Brings Native American Heritage to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the Classroom

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Whitman College Names New Provost and Dean of the Faculty

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Erin Pahlke

Pahlke Discusses Parenting and Racism in Atlanta Black Star

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Three first-year students are playing a handmade board game.

Whitman’s First Ever Game Expo Showcases Student Learning

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