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  • Whitman College a "hidden gem," says College Raptor
    Campus News

    November 22, 2017 Whitman College is a "hidden gem," according to college planning website College Raptor’s 2018 rankings. The publication recognized Whitman on its lists of "Hidden U.S. Gems and "Hidden Northwest Gems."

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  • Whitman student publishes article in paddling magazine
    Paddling Life Magazine

    November 21, 2017 Abbey Dias '20 writes about kayaking and conservation

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  • Whitman students sing out for social justice
    Campus News

    November 17, 2017 Freedom Songs again harmonized about social justice on Wednesday at Harper Joy Theatre. Check out this photo gallery for glimpses of some of the student singers and spoken-word artists who furthered discussion of diversity and inclusion at Whitman. The annual event also included dance.

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  • Whitman students talk turkey about Thanksgiving
    Campus News

    November 16, 2017 Thanksgiving break gives Whitties a hiatus from the end-of-semester academic crunch. Some students plan to unwind at home with family, while others intend to camp, hike, attend a parade, check out a rodeo, run a 10K and go on additional adventures out of town.

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  • Lisa Curtis ’10 highlighted by Forbes "30 Under 30"
    Campus News

    November 15, 2017 Forbes has named cofounder and CEO of the Oakland-based company Kuli Kuli Lisa Curtis ’10 to its 2018 “30 Under 30” list for social entrepreneurs.

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  • Hooping it up: Men’s basketball ranked No. 1, women No. 6 in preseason poll
    Campus News

    November 14, 2017 The men’s and women’s basketball teams earned top 10 spots in D3hoops.com’s NCAA Division III preseason rankings. After last season’s successful performances, the Blues men ranked No. 1 this preseason—the first time that a Whitman varsity team has kicked off the season at the top of the polls—while the women’s team came in sixth.

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  • Freedom Songs returns with expanded roster
    Campus News

    November 13, 2017 Freedom Songs, Whitman College’s annual concert promoting racial justice, extends its reach this year to include a wider range of participants. The event, which features numbers by popular artists of color, takes place at 8 PM on Wednesday at Harper Joy Theatre.

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  • Mr. Whitman raises $48,000 for backpack meals program
    Campus News

    November 10, 2017 The money will help more than 300 Walla Walla elementary schoolchildren eligible for free and reduced lunches to receive weekly Backpack Bridge bags filled with two breakfasts, two lunches and two snacks on Fridays.

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  • Whitties make a difference in community service once again
    Campus News

    November 9, 2017 Whitman students, along with a handful of parents and siblings, partnered with eight local organizations, such as Catholic Charities and the Sustainable Living Center, and dozens of community members in this national community service event.

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  • Whitman hosts Pacific Northwest students of color conference
    Campus News

    November 3, 2017 More than 150 students from 10 institutions in the Pacific Northwest came to Whitman to attend the first Change Now! students of color conference. Some attendees identified as members of other underrepresented groups such as first-generation college students and LGBTQIA+ students.

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  • Finding Their Voice
    Whitman Magazine

    Kaitie Dong ’18 and Cassandra Otero ’18 share more than having lived in the same section in Anderson Hall as first years. They also advocate for social justice—and move the bar forward in significant ways.

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  • Mr. Whitman contest shoulders backpack meals for elementary schoolchildren
    Campus News

    November 2, 2017 The annual Mr. Whitman fundraising pageant is the one place on campus where senior men can embarrass themselves for a good cause—this year, Blue Mountain Action Council’s weekend backpack program, which provides hundreds of bags of food to Walla Walla elementary schoolchildren eligible for free and reduced lunches.

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  • Fall interns serve community needs, learn career skills
    Campus News

    October 31, 2017 A dozen Whitties earn an hourly wage furnished by the Student Engagement Center (SEC) to work between 50 and 70 hours over the course of the semester at a local business or organization.

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  • Whitman Adds Creative Writing Minor
    Whitman Magazine

    As of the 2017-18 academic year, Whitman students who aspire to be novelists, poets and essayists will be able to earn a new creative writing minor—the college’s 34th (along with 46 majors).

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  • For the second year in a row, a recent Whitman graduate wins national rhetoric award
    Campus News

    October 30, 2017 For the second consecutive year, a Whitman College student earned a top prize in rhetoric from the National Communication Association (NCA). Emma Dulaney ’17 received the James L. Golden Outstanding Student Essay in Rhetoric Award for “Framing the (Un)Grievable American Citizen: Black Precarity and the Katrina Event.”

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  • Whitman assistant professor of sociology writes op-ed about tension between Spain and Catalonia
    Books & Ideas

    October 27, 2017 Alvaro Santana-Acuna examines how tension is playing out on social media

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  • Fall Visitors’ Day charms prospective Whitties
    Campus News

    October 26, 2017 For Jocelyn Clark, a senior at Enumclaw (Washington) High School, the top attraction of this year's Fall Visitors' Day at Whitman was sitting in on a Spanish class—a subject she hopes to study in college. She joined about 50 high school juniors and seniors who previewed potential college life at Whitman through class visits, meetings with admission staff and presentations about internships, off-campus studies and more.

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  • Master puppeteer to pull a few strings at Whitman
    Campus News

    October 25, 2017 Puppeteer Dan Luce has performed around the world—and, as of this coming weekend—at Whitman College. In advance of his appearances, Luce discussed the art of puppetry and his relationship with puppets.

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  • From the Gridiron to the Stage to the Page
    Whitman Magazine

    How to define Dirk Benedict ’67, given all the sides to him? As an actor, he starred on Broadway; made his movie debut in "Georgia, Georgia," written by Maya Angelou; and earned fame and fortune on TV in "Battlestar Galactica" (as Lt. Starbuck) and "The A-Team" (as Templeton “Faceman” Peck). The writer, actor and Whitman theatre major spoke to "Whitman Magazine" about his career and his life after Whitman.

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  • American Foundation for the Blind CEO Kirk Adams ’83 shares success story
    Campus News

    October 23, 2017 From making 50 cold calls per day as a young municipal bond salesman to becoming president and CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), Kirk Adams ’83 shared his inspirational life trajectory with other Whitties during a campus lecture late last month.

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