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The Fountain is a weekly campus e-newsletter for Whitman faculty and staff. Distributed via e-mail on Mondays, it provides calendar information for the week, highlights campus events and supplies a wide range of news, from grant awards and major gifts to office moves and faculty and staff accomplishments of all kinds. The purpose of the newsletter is to strike up a conversation, share information about faculty and staff, and enhance networking and the spirit of community on campus. An archive provides access to past issues.

Here’s how it works

The deadline is 5 p.m. Wednesday for the following Monday's publication. The sooner information is submitted, the better chance we’ll be able to find a place for it in the newsletter. All submissions are subject to editing.

Some event information submitted to the Communications Office for the website and other uses may automatically appear in the newsletter. However, to be certain the newsletter staff is aware of your event, please provide information at least two weeks in advance of the event.

Photos of appropriate quality may be included with a story; send photos by email. Hard copies can be used if necessary.

It’s important to know that...

Campus community members may extract and use items word-for-word without expressed permission or attribution. If a submitted item has no time element, it may appear in a future issue. Not all submissions will be used. All submissions are subject to editing, and all content is at the discretion of the newsletter editorial staff.