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  • Kiki Smith shares her award-winning art
    Campus News

    December 15, 2017 Listed by "Time" magazine in 2006 in its list “Time 100: The People Who Shape Our World,” American artist Kiki Smith gave a talk about her work and life as an artist at Whitman in early December.

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  • Whitman students share winter break plans
    Campus News

    December 14, 2017 Some will celebrate finishing their four years of coursework early; others will return to campus early for RA training. All intend to spend at least a little quality time with family and friends from home.

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  • Preparing for finals 101, according to student academic advisers
    Campus News

    December 7, 2017 Consult your professors. Get enough sleep. Study with peers. Shut off social media. Whitman College student academic advisers offered these tips and numerous others to ready for final exams, which take place next week. Here’s a survey.

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  • Visiting instructor and writer earns literary grant
    Campus News

    December 4, 2017 Prolific author and Johnson Visiting Instructor of English Ana Maria Spagna has received a 2017 Grants for Artist Project (GAP) Award from the nonprofit Artist Trust, which provides grants to creative artists based in Washington State, for an upcoming nonfiction work tentatively titled The Merchant by the River.

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  • Whitman and Port of Walla Walla create campus coding space
    Campus News

    December 1, 2017 Fostering connections to the local economy and providing students with professional development opportunities are among the goals for a new campus workspace scheduled to open in the Whitman College Technology Services building in January.

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  • Whitman partners with scholarship platform RaiseMe
    Campus News

    November 27, 2017 The platform converts high school accomplishments such as good grades and community service into “micro-scholarships” that partner institutions like Whitman include in merit awards for enrolling students.

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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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