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  • Unity Week Brings Community Together to Focus on Social Justice
    Campus News

    January 16, 2020 The Walla Walla community is invited to join Whitman College in creating positive social change during its inaugural Unity Week events, Jan. 20-24, 2020. It’s a week that brings together community members, leaders in social justice, and college students from Whitman College, Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) and Walla Walla University (WWU) with speakers and workshops aimed at transforming a passion for equality into action.

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  • Psychology Professor Erin Pahlke Discusses Children's Reactions to Elections
    The Christian Science Monitor

    January 14, 2020 Associate Professor of Psychology Erin Pahlk, who co-authored a study last year about kids' reactions to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, said that right now children need some help "thinking through the different politicians’ perspectives and the different policies."

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  • Critical Thinking and Analytical Skills Make Liberal Arts Grads Ready for Tech Industry
    Whitman Magazine

    Technical skills are increasingly important in this digital age, but that doesn’t mean the skills emphasized in a liberal arts education — often considered “soft skills” — are any less valuable. The high-tech industry has long valued the versatile, creative mindset and soft skills that are hardwired in those who study in the liberal arts tradition.

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  • Crystal Ellis ’01 Fights to Make Furniture Safer for Children
    Whitman Magazine

    After losing her toddler in a furniture tip-over accident, Crystal Ellis has dedicated herself to campaigning for laws that demand furniture manufacturers meet a higher safety standard.

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  • 3-2 Engineering Program Allows Students to Build Technical Career on Liberal Arts Foundation
    Whitman Magazine

    In the nearly 70 years Whitman’s 3-2 Engineering program has been in place, more than 200 students have completed the program, which includes three full years at Whitman College, and then an additional two years at a partner engineering school. The student finishes with two complete bachelor degrees — one from each institution.

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  • Sociology Course Builds Bridges Between Students and Disability Community
    Whitman Magazine

    Though books and lectures are the foundations of traditional academic learning, some lessons require hands-on experience.

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  • Jordon Crawford ’21 Works to Improve the World Around Him
    Whitman Magazine

    Since coming to Whitman from Jamaica as a Davis United World College (UWC) Scholar in 2017, Jordon Crawford ’21 has partnered with others to improve the experience for international and underrepresented students, particularly other men of color.

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  • Music and History Blend Together for Conductor Paul Luongo
    Whitman Magazine

    For Whitman College orchestra conductor Paul Luongo, it makes no difference what his students study, as long as they love the music. One year, the lead violinist in the Whitman Orchestra might be a music performance major preparing to compete for a place in a major conservatory. The next, it might be a student majoring in English literature, biology or anthropology.

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  • Sheehan Gallery Opens 2020 with Trio of Nature Photography Shows
    Campus News

    January 10, 2020 The new decade is being ushered in at Sheehan Gallery with a trio of nature photography shows, which open at Whitman College’s art gallery on Jan. 31. The larger gallery space will feature “Fire Stories,” an exhibit displaying the photography of John Marshall and the Osborne Panorama Project

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  • International Student Carl Ye ’21 Explores New Cultures at Whitman and Abroad
    Campus News

    December 18, 2019 Carl Ye ’21, a junior from Qingdao, China, will spend spring semester studying abroad in Hungary through the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics.

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  • MULTIMEDIA: Marcus Amerman ’81 Pushes Boundaries of Native American Beadwork
    Campus News

    December 16, 2019 Native American beadwork artists Marcus Amerman ’81 pushes the envelope on traditional beadwork by creating realistic pieces based on historic photographs. A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Amerman earned a degree in art from Whitman College and often infuses his work with sociopolitical messages.

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  • Internship Provides Marine Biology Opportunities in Desert Climate
    Campus News

    December 11, 2019 A college located 260 miles east of the Pacific Ocean may not be thought as the best environment to pursue studies in marine biology. But biology major Makana Stone ’20 found that despite Walla Walla, Washington’s high desert climate, she was able to find the opportunities she needed to pursue her love of marine science at Whitman College.

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  • VIDEO: Pivot to Politics Lands John Cunnison '95 on Path to Success
    Campus News

    December 11, 2019 When John Cunnison '95 started at Whitman College, he thought he wanted to be a doctor. But in a first-year class with now-Emeritus Professor Timothy Kaufman-Osborn, he discovered politics. Driven by intellectual curiosity, after he earned his bachelor's in politics from Whitman, Cunnison traveled to Kunming, China, to teach English through the Whitman in China Program.

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  • Sustainability Expert Kim Smith ’90 Says the Future Depends on Us — and Education
    Campus News

    December 9, 2019 Kim Smith ’90 returned to Whitman to give the 2019 Sava and Danica Andjelkovic Endowed Lecture: "Education for Sustainable Development: The Future Depends on Us!" Smith’s expertise in — and passion for — environmental sociology has made her an international leader in sustainability education, representing the U.S. in global efforts, while also bettering her own community in Portland, Oregon.

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  • VIDEO: Sam Geschickter '20 Combines Finance, Religion at Bank Internship
    Campus News

    December 9, 2019 Religion major and psychology minor Sam Geschickter '20 got first-hand experience learning the theories and processes of investment banking as an intern at Baker Boyer Bank in Walla Walla, Washington. Geschickter combined the critical thinking skills he's learned at Whitman into his internship experience.

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  • Whitman College Renews President Murray's Contract for Five Years
    Campus News

    December 3, 2019 The Whitman College Board of Trustees has announced the renewal of President Kathleen Murray's contract dating from July 1, 2020.

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  • Murdock Conference Gives Students Valuable Opportunity to Present Research
    Campus News

    December 3, 2019 Each semester, dozens of students at Whitman College work closely with faculty mentors in labs and classrooms across the campus. These collaborations often result in research papers, journal articles, capstone projects for graduating seniors, and presentations at the Whitman Undergraduate Conference. This fall, nearly two dozen science students had the opportunity to share their research projects with other scientists and students at the 28th annual Murdock College Science Research Program Conference in Vancouver, Washington.

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  • Hasan Kwame Jeffries Encourages Students to Take an Honest Look at ‘Hard History’
    Campus News

    December 3, 2019 It’s important to study history, the old saying goes, because history tends to repeat itself. If we study the past, we can avoid repeating our mistakes. When it comes to America’s history with slavery, Hasan Kwame Jeffries thinks we still have plenty of reflection and work to do.

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  • Ross Eustis '11 Launches Bay Area Label Slow & Steady Records
    The San Francisco Chronicle

    December 3, 2019 A Chemistry major at Whitman and recipient of the Watson Fellowship, Eustis, who plays the trumpet, studied transnational dialects of jazz in Sweden, India, South Africa, Brazil and Japan after college. He now works as the digital projects manager for SFJazz Center.

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  • Meet Our Whitties: Maddy Mellema ’21
    Campus News

    December 2, 2019 Meet Our Whitties is an occasional feature produced by the Office of Communications. It features a Q&A with students from across Whitman College.

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