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  • Visiting writer Kimberly Johnson on the craft of poetry
    Campus News

    September 21, 2017 Voracious readers might make the greatest writers-so says poet Kimberly Johnson, the inaugural speaker in this year's Visiting Writers Reading Series.

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  • Whitman to host NEH-funded institute on the Native American West
    Campus News

    September 21, 2017 A new summer institute for faculty development is in part the result of Whitman’s dedication to becoming a better neighbor and educational partner for Native peoples in the region, according to Associate Professor of English Christopher Leise. The institute was funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • Professor Jennifer Tobin traces the history of the Seven Wonders of the World
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    September 19, 2017 Where does our concept of the Seven Wonders of the World come from and how has this list of marvels changed since ancient times? Jennifer Tobin enlightens Whitman community members on Thursday in a lecture titled "The Creation of the List of the Seven Wonders of the World: The Uses of Thaumata."

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  • Walla Walla honors hometown superhero Adam West ’51
    Campus News

    September 19, 2017 The Batmobile, the Bat-Signal and at least one Caped Crusader turned Walla Walla into a miniature Gotham City for today’s Adam West Day celebrations, which honored the life and legacy of TV’s Batman and Whitman graduate Adam West (William West Anderson) ’51 on what would have been his 89th birthday.

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  • Whitman ranked best liberal arts college in Pacific Northwest
    Campus News

    September 18, 2017 In its annual “Best Colleges” rankings release, U.S. News and World Report awarded Whitman College an overall ranking of 41 among the nation’s liberal arts colleges.

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  • Study abroad, advises visiting Middle East scholar
    Campus News

    September 17, 2017 Want to find your calling? Study abroad. So says contemporary Middle East historian Keith Watenpaugh, professor and founding director of the Human Rights Studies Program at the University of California, Davis.

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  • Teeing up to celebrate 10 years of W Club support
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    September 14, 2017 Last year, 753 W Club members contributed $459,000 to support Whitman’s 15 varsity athletics teams and sports initiatives—one of the best fundraising years in the club's 10-year history. What will the numbers be for the upcoming 8th annual W Club Golf Tournament, which tees off at the Walla Walla Country Club on Sept. 22 and is among several events that mark the decade of success of the W Club?

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  • Teach science through children's literature, visiting speakers suggest
    Campus News

    September 13, 2017 Want a novel way to teach kids about science? Look to children’s literature, according to scholars Valerie Bang-Jensen and Mark Lubkowitz in their new book, Sharing Books, Talking Science: Exploring Scientific Concepts with Children's Literature.

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  • Community Fellows connect with Walla Walla
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    September 11, 2017 Whitman students interested in bettering the Walla Walla community can look to recent graduates Dana Matsunami ’17 and Mitchell Cutter ’17 for inspiration. They both were Community Fellows last year, working at local organizations and gaining invaluable professional experience in the process.

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  • Summer Read author appreciates Whitman, and vice versa
    Campus News

    September 8, 2017 For Jennine Capó Crucet, having her debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, selected as Whitman's 2017 Summer Read for first-year students proved more than just an opportunity to share her acclaimed work with 400 new readers.

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  • Whitties eager to greet Summer Read author Jennine Capó Crucet
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    September 7, 2017 Jennine Capó Crucet’s acclaimed debut novel, Make Your Home Among Strangers, this year’s choice for the annual Summer Read Program at Whitman, struck a chord with students, staff and faculty for its timely handling of issues such as assimilation and micro-aggressions.

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  • Opening Week offers first years a glimpse of Whitman
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    September 5, 2017 Opening Week activities offered the incoming class s a chance to get to know Whitman, their new classmates and the wide range of activities on offer both on campus and in the community.

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  • IHC kicks off the year with annual block party
    Campus News

    September 5, 2017 A campus tradition for more than 20 years, the Interest House Community (IHC) block party took over Boyer Avenue last Saturday with games, activities, arts and crafts and free food.

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  • First years discuss race, equity and privilege
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    September 1, 2017 Understanding complex questions of identity, race and inclusion, as well as the affect that implicit bias can have on our interactions with others, are just two of the goals of a race and equity workshop being held this Sunday for Whitman’s new first-year students.

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  • Whitman astronomy professor takes scientific images of eclipse
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    September 1, 2017 When a total solar eclipse cast shadows across the contiguous United States on Aug. 21, Whitman College Associate Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust ’98 took advantage of the rare sighting to conduct research on the appearance of the sun’s outer layers, the chromosphere and the corona.

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  • Ashley Trout '03 helps fund healthcare with wine
    YakTriNews

    August 30, 2017 Owner of Vital Wines talks about how the winemaking community has rallied around her cause

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  • Whitties arrive for fall semester
    Campus News

    August 29, 2017 Hugs, meetings, directions—and unpacking, unpacking, unpacking. So went move-in day at Whitman College last Thursday, as this photo gallery reveals.

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  • Whitties attend first day of classes
    Campus News

    August 29, 2017 Back to school! Whittie students took notes, asked questions, completed assignments and did homework across the disciplines today to mark the first day of the fall semester.

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  • Convocation speakers highlight curiosity, tolerance and community
    Campus News

    August 25, 2017 At this afternoon’s Convocation ceremony, 392 new first years and 18 transfer students heard Whitman President Kathleen Murray, sociology professor Keith Farrington and student speaker AnnaMarie McCorvie ’18 stressed the college’s commitment to academic inquiry, diversity of opinion and community.

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  • Meet Whitman’s new faculty
    Campus News

    August 24, 2017 Twenty-two faculty members spanning the disciplines join Whitman’s ranks for the 2017-18 academic year. Who are they?

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