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Latest Feature Stories

  • On The Front Lines

    November 20, 2020 • In the spring of 2020, elaborate equipment, extra sterilization, and multiple layers of masks and gloves became the new normal for hospitals and health care workers around the globe as the novel coronavirus, commonly known as COVID-19, spread and surged. For Whitman alumni working in health care, each day brought new challenges.

  • Aliens, Bigfoot & the Podcaster: Exploring the Wild Side of History and Science

    October 26, 2020 • Laura Krantz’s career has taken a few turns, but the wildest of them all is the one that got her researching Bigfoot and aliens. As she releases the second season of her hit podcast “Wild Thing” it is worth looking back to the origins of Krantz’s stories. How exactly does a history major and daily news journalist become involved in producing a podcast that tells the stories of questionable beings such as sasquatch and aliens? Krantz ’00 says it all started with a shared last name.

  • Just the Facts: Alum Creates No-Spin COVID-19 Data Center

    September 29, 2020 • Amid a global pandemic, Steve McConnell ’85, a software engineer and data scientist, was frustrated with his inability to understand what was going on. He encountered what he saw as biased and unreliable data.

  • Sociologist Caity Collins ’08 Has a Message for Moms: It’s Not Your Fault

    August 14, 2020 • Caity Collins ’08 has spent her career studying families, starting during her time at Whitman College. The sociology major began with a research project with Professor Michelle Janning, looking at the way that divorce was represented in children’s rooms.