Summer 1999
Inside Cover
Alumni News

Three students pass Maxey Hall under a canopy of dogwoods in this photo taken by Seattle photographer John Turner. The students are, from left, Jessica Chamberlain, ’01, a psychology major from Palo Alto, California; Sean Butler, ’00, a philosophy major from Portola Valley, California; and Carly Chan, ’99, a biology major from Bellevue, Washington.

Welcome to the Whitman College Magazine Online. This issue celebrates Commencement 1999 with photographs and stories of outstanding graduates, honored faculty members, and distinguished speakers as well as the complete text of the Commencement and Baccaulaureate addresses.

Also offered is an overview of the first Whitman Undergraduate Conference at which students presented their work, from a research project on numerical methods to papers on ethnic conflicts around the world to a photographic archaeological study.

“If we are to succeed in preserving our individuality, we must emphasize a form of education that helps students to establish a rich and imaginative life and a sturdy openness of mind.”

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